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 websites are in black print
Who runs Keswick in Devon?
All Saints’ Sidmouth, an Anglican church and member of the Evangelical Alliance, is host for Keswick in Devon and provides oversight for the event, including management of the event’s finances. A small group of volunteers from All Saints and other churches in Sidmouth and Exeter undertake the planning and tasks needed. Keswick in Devon holds to the ethos of Keswick Ministries and is part of the Keswick Fellowship.
How much does it cost to attend Keswick in Devon?
There is no upfront 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?
Yes, you can. All Saints Sidmouth, the church that hosts Keswick in Devon, is a registered charity and is able to process gift aid donations.
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 Friday mornings at 10.45am – 12noon; doors open at 10am
Thursday morning 9.30am – 1pm: Seminars with the opportunity to attend two seminars
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?
Keswick in Devon aims to equip Christians for today’s world through Bible teaching and seminars but it should be accessible to those who are interested in the claims of Christianity.
Is there wheelchair access to All Saints church?
There is level access to the church and a sloping 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 by video 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 10.30 which is an informal service and includes groups for young people or at 4pm 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 up to date Accommodation list 2023
Where can I eat?
There are numerous cafes and restaurants. The Mustard Seed Book Shop and Cafe is 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 past 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 seafront 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
A&E at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Wonford, Barrack Road EX2 5DW
Honiton Hospital has a minor injuries unit.
There are 3 dental practices in Sidmouth:
Can I get recordings from previous Keswick Conferences?
Yes. Video recordings of the 2023 conference are available here.
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