Contagious history

Contagious history

Contagious was set up in 2000 by Ian Fry, Trevor Pearce and Pete Woodcock.

Starting small, Contagious MAX met at Quinta, North Shropshire, as a group of 14-19 year-olds enjoyed a fun-packed week studying God’s Word. Since then Contagious, under God, has moved sites and grown significantly.

In 2010, Contagious GO for 11 -13 year olds and Contagious West were established.

In August 2012, Jon Shulver was appointed Contagious Development Director and Contagious Scotland/North (ScoNo) was held for the first time.

In the summer of 2014, GO West was launched. Over 700 people attended our conferences in 2014.

In 2016, Nick Jackman took over as Contagious Director and in 2017, we added Contagious Central.

In 2020 and 2021, Contagious Adventure was due to be launched, but all conferences were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

There are now over 1,000 children, young people and leaders across the 10 conferences…

to God be the glory!