our history

our history

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

Starting small, Contagious met at Quinta, North Shropshire, as a group of 14-19 year-olds enjoyed a fun-packed week studying God’s Word.

Contagious Nano for 11 -13 year olds (now called GO) and Contagious West is established.

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

Nano West is launched. Over 700 people attended our conferences in 2014.

Nick Jackman took over as Contagious Director. Nano ScoNo became our third Conference for 11-13s.

Contagious Central is launched as the “Pilot” (GO Central is added in 2019). To celebrate 500 years since the Protestant Reformation, we studied the Reformation across all our Conferences.

Following two years of no Contagious due to Coronavirus, Contagious ADVENTURE is launched for 8-11s. Over 1000 people attended our conferences in 2022.

Contagious ADVENTURE, GO and MAX South West are launched in Tiverton. We have over 1200 attendees across 11 Conferences across 7 venues.

We have 11 Conferences at 8 venues. Our ADVENTURE and GO Conferences will be studying the book of Philippians, while the young people at MAX will be studying 1 Timothy.

Teaching over the years