For over 300 years slate has been mined at the top of Honister Pass, between Borrowdale and Buttermere, in the heart of the Lake District. From here there are wonderful views of a beautiful part of God's creation. Today the Honister Slate Mine is still working deep inside Fleetwith Pike producing the world famous Westmorland Green Slate. It has also diversified into tourist activities with various adventure activities and mine tours.
That's where Mining for God comes in, a mine tour with a difference. The beauty of God's creation is all around us there. The miner's life reminds us of the difficulties which many families face, and we will go from daylight to absolute darkness as we progress into the tunnels. There are not just tunnels but large caverns with excellent acoustics which lend themselves to a good sing.
So we can learn about how slate is mined, how the miners lived in days gone by and something of the geology of Fleetwith Pike. At the same time we can worship God through prayer, readings, and praise, experience the difference that a small light makes to total darkness.
This unique experience is available to you courtesy of Honister Slate Mine and the Methodist Church in Keswick. They have worked together to make this opportunity to experience God in Creation during the Keswick Convention.
It is a unique opportunity which is only available on Fridays 20 July, 27 July and 3 August at 2pm. The tours will be led by Tori Jones, a mine guide, Methodist Local Preacher and Candidate for the Methodist ministry, supported by Rev David Hasson.
The Lake District can be wet so it is advisable to have wet weather clothing. Underground can be cool so your clothing needs to be warm. The ground can be rough so strong footwear with a good grip is required.
Adult (16yrs+) – £14.00
Children (3yrs – 16yrs) – £8.00
Children (under 3yrs) – Free
Please contact David for an application form
149 Windebrowe Avenue
Keswick CA12 4JB
Tel: 017687 75818