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WATCH: Thousands of Christians at Keswick Convention

People are flocking to the town for the Convention. Credit: ITV Border

Thousands of Christians are attending the annual Keswick Convention today.

The major religious event has been taking place since 1875, and involves bible teaching, worship, and programmes for children.

Lasting three weeks, the Convention is expected to draw around 15,000 Christians from all over the world.

People are flocking to the town for the Convention. Credit: ITV Border

The Keswick Convention is also expected to bring a major boost to businesses in the town.

The Keswick Tourism Association say every single B&B and hotel room is booked out, along with most of the town's restaurants.

Watch Hannah McNulty's full report:

Hundreds of volunteers help out at the three week convention. One of them is 75-year-old James Adams has been volunteering as a steward and welcomer for nine years and has attended the convention for the last 25 years

The Keswick Convention attracts high profile people from all over the world. Simon Manchester is a Reverend from Bondi Beach in Australia and has travelled over to take morning talks and bible studies. He told ITV Border's Hannah McNulty why the event is so special