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 (2018 promo) - Promotional Video
Look out for publicity in your local church,contact us for further information or download a flyer/poster.


Dates in May - 10th/11th

Speaker:Kevin Roberts (ReSource)

Kevin became the Director of ReSource in April 2016. Kevin was born in the North East and still has a passion for his home town football club, Middlesborough FC. He completed his first degree in economics and history at Queens College Cambridge, where he became a Christian. He then spent a year teaching at Bishop Gwynne College in Southern Sudan before studying theology at St Johns College Nottingham, where he met and married his wife Anne. In 1983 Kevin was appointed curate of Beverley Minster in the Diocese of York where he served for three years, before moving to St James Woodley in Reading as curate-in-charge for five years. He then spent 18 years in Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, seeing the congregation grow from 150 to more than 500, overseeing a big church extension project and two church plants, in a school and community building. He was also Rural Dean of Shrewsbury for 10 years. In January 2009 Kevin joined the Diocese of Carlisle as Archdeacon. He also served as chair of the Board of Education with responsibility for diocesan work with children and young people as well as being involved with the development of Network Youth Churches and the internship programme, and as a Residentiary Canon of Carlisle Cathedral.

Kevin has long links with Anglican Renewal Ministries and SOMA and was involved with ReSource before becoming its Director, first as a trustee and then as a member of the Core Team.

Kevin is married to Anne, previously a hospital chaplain at the Carlisle Cumberland Infirmary, and now serving as Palace Pastor for the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Kevin and Anne have three grown up children and two grandchildren.

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 2020


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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