Living Word Carlisle

About Us

Living Word Carlisle is an interdenominational Bible teaching event associated with the Keswick Convention, that meets under the banner "All One in Christ Jesus". This vision is to bring Christians from different backgrounds together for quality Bible teaching and worship through an annual series of meetings over 2 days normally in the second week of May.

We are a non-profit organisation organised by a local committee of Christians from different denominations, financed by collections taken at each year's series of meetings.

Meeting this year at Richard Rose Central Academy. Please take note of parking disk requirements and restrictions when attending Living Word.

All Welcome.. this Christian gathering for Bible teaching, worship and fellowship held in Richard Rose Central Academy, Victoria Place, Carlisle, Cumbria, UK.

Please watch and promote this in your church - Promotional Video
Look out for publicity in your local church,contact us for further information or download a flyer/poster.


Dates in May - 11th/12th

Speaker:John Stevens (FIEC)

Whole Life Worship - Romans 12(Fri eve 7:30pm)
Created For ... Genesis 1-2(Sat a.m. 11:00am)
Interactive Seminar(Sat p.m. 2:00 pm)
Talents - Matthew 25 v 14-30(Sat eve 7:30pm)

John Stevens is the FIEC National Director, a role he has held since September 2010. Alongside his FIEC responsibilities, he is one of the pastors of Christchurch Market Harborough, a member of the Affinity Council and the Word Alive Event Organising Team, and a trustee of UCCF and AT3. John teaches on courses at Oak Hill Theological College, Edinburgh Theological Seminary, Union School of Theology and the Cornhill Training Course. He is the editor of Independent Church: Bible-Shaped and Gospel-Driven and the author of How Can I Be Sure?: And Other Questions About Doubt, Assurance and the Bible. Born and raised in Birmingham, John studied Law at Cambridge University where he became a Christian in his final year. He then taught Law for sixteen years and served as the Deputy Head of the Law Faculty at the University of Birmingham. John is married to Ursula and they have four children. He writes regularly for his blog Dissenting Opinion

Be a part of our local Cumbrian Christian Community, being Jesus where where we work, rest and play.
To help us plan, we would like you to register your children for the childrens' sessions using this Registration Form

The Speaker for 2019

Kevin Roberts (FIEC)


(Note: these are free to listen to/download but please do not alter them in any way)

Sessions from May 2016 (Lee Gatiss)

UNASHAMED - Paul's dying words to embattled Christians - 2 Timothy

Friday Evening Celebration
Saturady Morning
Saturday Afternoon - The Life of Bisphop Edwin Grindell
Saturday Evening Celebration

Sessions from May 2015 (Tim Chester)

Session 1 - Hearing God's Name (Exodus 3)
Session 2 - Proclaiming God's Power (Exodus 7)
Session 3 - Seminar - God's Discipline (as this was interactive, there may be spells of silence in this track)
Session 4 - Seeing God's Glory (Exodus 33)

Sessions from May 2014 (Peter Maiden)

Mornings: Faith in the struggle - Psalm 27 - Part 1, Psalm 27 - Part 2, Psalm 27 - Part 3
Evenings: Singing the Lord's Song in a strange land - Daniel 1-3 Part 1, Daniel 1-3 Part 2, Daniel 1-3 Part 3

Sessions from May 2013 (Derek Tidball)

Mornings - Psalm 25, Psalm 73, Psalm 112
Evenings - "If Jesus..." Philippians 1, Philippians 2, Philippians 3

Sessions from May 2012 (David Jackman)

Available From OMNIVision

The Music

There is a great tradition of worship at Living Word, so musicians and singers are welcome to join us. If you feel that you have a gift in this area, please contact us on

The Committee

  • Andy Towner - St Peters(Chairmain)
  • Jim Stobart - Wigton Road Methodist (Treasurer)
  • Paul Reynolds - Carlisle Vineyard (Venue Liaison)
  • Peter Walkingshaw - Carlisle Baptist Church (Booking Secretary)
  • Tudor Boddam-Whetham - Burgh-by-Sands (Committee Secretary)
  • Jonathan West - Bethesda Evangelical Church Brampton
  • Steve Moore - Hebron Evangelical Church
  • Simon Bickersteth - St. James

Contact Us

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