Welcome to the Ultimate Keswick in Devon Resource!!
This is where you will find answers to those questions we get asked every year - plus a few of our own ideas! Please contact us if we've missed anything out! Links to other web sites are in black print
Who runs Keswick in Devon?
A small group of volunteers from various churches undertake the planning and tasks needed. Keswick in Devon holds to the ethos of Keswick Ministries and is part of the Keswick Fellowship. All Saints’ Sidmouth, an Anglican church and member of the Evangelical Alliance, is the venue for Keswick in Devon.
How much does it cost to attend Keswick in Devon?
There is no up front charge but each year we explain what the expenses are and indicate what that translates to in respect to the number of individuals attending.
Can I gift aid donations?
At present Keswick in Devon is not registered as a charity so we cannot claim Gift Aid nor can we accept CAF cheques. However, this is something the Planning Group is considering.
What time are the Keswick in Devon meetings?
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7.45 – 9.30pm; doors open at 7pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10.45am – 12noon; doors open at 10am
Friday morning 9.30am – 1pm with the opportunity to attend two seminars
Friday evening 7.30pm – an opportunity for something different; doors open 7pm
What else happens at Keswick in Devon?
Keswick in Devon doesn't happen without a lot of prayer support, both in the run up in the weeks before and at 9.30 before the morning meetings. There is also the opportunity to receive individual prayer after each meeting.
In the hall, The Mustard Seed Bookshop have a selection of books, cards and CDs for sale.
Mission Societies have stands in the hall with information about their work and have the opportunity to give afternoon presentations.
Is Keswick in Devon just for Christians?
It aims to equip Christians for today’s world through Bible teaching but it should be accessible to those who are interested in the claims of Christianity. But especially, do invite those not yet involved with church to The Friday Night Special.
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Is there wheelchair access to All Saints church?
There is level access to the church and a slope access to an adapted WC and the hall.
What about parking ?
There is very limited parking at the church. You are best advised, if possible, to leave your car at your accommodation, use one of the local car parks or come on the bus. Buses nos. 9 and 9A from Exeter, Seaton and Honiton stop opposite All Saints. Bus 157 from Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton stops nearby.
Local car parks - There are pay and display public car parks in Manor Road, Russell Street and The Ham.
Street parking - Except Sundays, there is limited timed street parking between between 9am - 6pm. Check the signs - Wardens patrol !
Do you provide activities for children?
Keswick in Devon has historically been held during school term time and therefore aimed at adults. This is likely to remain the case. The main meetings from Monday - Thursday are relayed into the church hall, so it would be possible for a family with young children to stay in the hall.
Where can I worship on the Sunday?
You are very welcome to join us at All Saints' at either 9.30 which is informal and includes groups for young people or at 11.15 which is more traditional Anglican worship. Emmanuel Baptist Church meets in Manstone Lane (EX10 9TU).
There are also churches of most denominations in Sidmouth.
Where can I stay in the local area?
There is a variety of accommodation available. See details on our Accommodation-list-pdf
Where can I eat?
There are numerous cafes and restaurants. The Mustard Seed book shop and cafe almost opposite All Saints church serves light lunches, as does the Dairy Shop and Deli in Church Street run by a local young Christian family.
Where can I shop?
Sidmouth is well served by a variety of shops, both individual and high street chains. In town there are two small supermarkets, Co-op and Tesco Express, as well as butchers, bakers, greengrocers. On the main road (A3052) there is a Waitrose and at Woolbrook (driving passed the cinema going out of town take the left branch signed Exeter) there is a Lidl.
Petrol Station - next to Lidl
What else can I do in Sidmouth?
If you are staying longer in Sidmouth there is a:
The Byes (a footpath and cycle track) is level. The entrance is in Salcombe Road next to the bridge over the river and takes you along by the river to Sidford - approx 3km. You can catch the no. 9 bus back to the town centre. For the more energetic, there's the South West Coast Path - start at the sea front and tackle Salcombe Hill to the east or Peak Hill to the west but there's no bus back for the return journey! Guided walks can also be arranged - contact Nigel Hyman on email@example.com .
How do I get to and from Sidmouth?
Buses - Stagecoach no. 9 / 9A from Exeter city centre, Honiton, Seaton and Lyme Regis; no. 157 from Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton
Railways - Exeter St David's or Exeter Central and Honiton
Taxis - Deans 01395 513022
Where can I get more information about Sidmouth from?
The Tourist Information Centre is at the swimming pool, The Ham.
The Library is close to the Blackmore Health Centre
Where can I visit in the local area?
Emergency Health Care?
The Sid Valley Practice has two health centres - The Blackmore close to the Victoria Cottage Hospital in town and The Beacon close to Waitrose off the A3052
Honiton Hospital has a minor injuries unit.
A&E at Royal Devon and Exeter hospital Wonford, Barrack Road EX2 5DW
There are 3 dental practices in Sidmouth:
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