Two Christian ladies who managed Hotel Elizabeth on Sidmouth seafront had the burden for a week of Bible Ministry in Sidmouth, and arranged a special week, out of season, filling the hotel with visitors and inviting local Christians for an opportunity to come together for a "Keswick Week".
Now a small group of volunteers undertake the planning and the various tasks needed to make Keswick in Devon happen. Whilst holding to the ethos of Keswick Ministries, Keswick in Devon does not have any formal relationship with them. All Saints’ Church Sidmouth, an Anglican church and member of the Evangelical Alliance, having hosted Keswick in Devon since it started in 1981, agreed in 2016 to ensure that Keswick in Devon continues.
Over the years many well known and distinguished Christian speakers have come to Keswick in Devon. If you would like to see who they were Click here
Keswick in Devon is a member of the Keswick Fellowship, a network of similar events in the UK and around the world which share a commitment to the spiritual renewal of God’s people for his mission in the world.
For over 140 years the work of Keswick has impacted churches worldwide, and today the movement is underway throughout the UK, as well as in many parts of Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, Africa and the Caribbean. Keswick Ministries is committed to strengthen the network in the UK and beyond, through prayer, news, pioneering and cooperative activity.
The Keswick movement worldwide has adopted St Paul's key statement to describe the gospel's inclusivity: ‘all one in Christ Jesus’ (Gal 3:28).