Items in this post include: Two’s Company Befriending Keswick Newsletter, Ice Cream Sunday, Churches together in Cumbria Annual gathering, CTiK Meeting, John Begbie Lecture, Peter Maiden Thanksgiving…………

The latest newsletter for Two’s Company Befriending Keswick is available by clicking the link below. If you would like to be a volunteer befriender, helping to address issues of loneliness and isolation in the CA12 area, please contact Fiona to chat about it on 07832858537, or visit the website to apply.

Thank you to those of you who supported the CTiK Quiz on Saturday 14th May– it was a very enjoyable evening – great quizzing, a lovely supper, good to be together, and it raised £352 for Christian Aid.

The next Ice Cream Sunday is on Sunday 19th June (to be confirmed) at 3.45pm at St John’s Church. It would be great to see you there!

To assist with catering we would be grateful if you could RSVP to Gwen by Friday 3rd June as per the invitation at

The next CTiK meeting will remain on Wednesday 8 June at 2pm at the Friends Meeting House – and Andy Murphie has kindly agreed to chair in Richard’s absence.

God’s Abundance in Music

A performance lecture:

exploring how music can open up the heart of the Gospel

Prof Jeremy Begbie

St John’s Church Keswick,

Sun 19th June, 7pm

Admission: free

Jeremy Begbie is Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Professor in Theology at Duke Divinity School, North Carolina, and McDonald Agape Director and founder of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. He teaches systematic theology, and he specialises in the interface between theology and the arts. His particular research interest is the interplay between music and theology.

He is also Senior Member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. Previously he has been Associate Principal at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and Honorary Professor at the University of St Andrews where he directed the research project, Theology Through the Arts at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts.

He is author of a number of books, including A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts (Baker Academic), Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God (Eerdmans), Theology, Music and Time (CUP), Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Baker), and Music, Modernity, and God (OUP).  A professionally trained and active musician, Begbie has taught widely in the UK and North America, and delivered performance-lectures across the world, from Israel to Australia and Hong Kong.

Message from Keswick Ministries:

Dear all,

The family of Peter Maiden have asked us to share the following message to all the local Cumbrian church contacts we have, about the thanksgiving service that is being held for the life of Peter. Peter preached at many local churches over his life and so potentially some of your congregation may want to attend. Please feel free to share the following information with your congregation. Photo also attached – feel free to use in your communications.

Thanksgiving for Peter Maiden

Sunday 17 July 2022 at 2.30 pm at the:

Keswick Convention main marquee

Pencil Factory site



CA12 5NG

RSVP helpful to – please use this email address as the event is being organised by the family and not Keswick Ministries.  

Every blessing,

Keswick Ministries Team