Walking in the Word

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119:105)

Life is full of highs and lows, mountains and valleys, twists and turns. Traversing the rocky terrain of this world can leave us confused and confounded. Without a guide, it’s easy to get lost. 

Wonderfully, God hasn’t left us to wander alone. He has given us his Word, which speaks to us through all of life, reveals his nature and guides us in his ways. As we walk in his Word, Jesus promises to be with us and to lead us through the landscapes of life.

Join us for Word Alive 2023, 1-6 April, and be encouraged and equipped to walk in the Word.

a typical day

The adult and student programme is
designed to help us hear from God in a
variety of different ways. There’s something for
everyone and you can go to as much or as little
as you like.

Morning Bible Reading

The centre point of Word Alive. Hear from God’s word in an accessible, yet in-depth, format. Our main speaker this year is Paul Mallard from Widcombe Baptist Church in Bath.

Morning Tracks

In the other half of the morning a variety of tracks help us look more closely at key aspects of faith and our world. Speakers for this year’s teaching tracks include Garry Williams, Liz Cox and Steve Midgley.

Afternoon Seminars

Equip us to thrive and serve in the real world by tackling more
specific topics we face in our homes, churches and communities.

Evening Celebration

We finish each day with our Evening Celebration where we come together to hear God speak and to celebrate all he has done
in joyful worship and prayer. Our worship leaders will be Olly Knight and Joyful Noise.

After Hours

The fun doesn’t stop after our Evening Celebration. With film nights, comedy and drama acts, and live music, After Hours gives you the chance to hang out with friends and family while enjoying some top-notch entertainment. Past After Hours entertainment has included a wide range of acts such as: 

  • Contemporary worship
  • Film nights
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Silent Disco

Count Everyone In


A team from Count Everyone In will provide accessible, interactive  celebrations that are particularly suitable for people with learning disabilities.

This track will also be ideal for anyone who enjoys a relaxed style of teaching and worship that may be simple but is often profound.

The track additionally offers seminars to inform and inspire local church ministry among adults with learning disabilities.

Note that there is a low-income bursary available for both on site and off site places.

If you need a full time carer and are staying off site, it is possible for your registered carer to receive a complimentary event pass.

You can read more information about Count Everyone In here

Equip track

For anyone involved in church leadership

Whether you’re a full-time, part-time or spare-time leader, this track will give you the opportunity to explore a variety of current issues facing churches and get equipped for effective ministry in today’s culture. These will explore a variety of current issues our churches face and will seek to equip us to be more effective and useful leaders.

There will also be sessions for more senior full time leaders, although these will be dependent on numbers.

Equip is designed to enable you to access the wider Word Alive programme while focusing on some specific issues of leadership.