Old pencil factory to become evangelical Christian convention centre in Keswick

Old pencil factory to become evangelical Christian convention centre in Keswick

Keswick, with the old Pencil Factory in the foreground.Keswick Convention The former buildings of a historic pencil factory at Keswick in the Lake District will become the next home of one of the oldest evangelical gatherings in the world, the Keswick Convention, which has been held since 1875. Evangelical Focus reported that more than 3,500 people are attending the first week of this year’s event, under the title ‘Captivated by God’s Word’. The theologian DA Carson is the main speaker in a line up of events that includes concerts, seminars and special programmes for children, teenagers and adults. The refurbishment of the iconic Derwent pencil factory is a project that will serve ‘the next generation – a project about people,’ said the director of Keswick Ministries, James Robson, at a press conference this week. The aim is to...Read more

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