The emergence of new churches made-up of Christians who were open to the activity of the Holy Spirit in the late 1970s and early 1980s saw a group called Newfrontiers formed under the leadership of Terry Virgo based in Brighton. Over a thirty-year period this movement grew significantly to comprise over 800 churches world-wide.
Recently Terry has handed over responsibility to a new generation of leaders. Newfrontiers in the UK has evolved into 5 different apostolic “spheres”, networks of churches that are overseen by a recognised apostolic leader and are connected on the basis of relationship. We are joined with 75 or so UK churches in Catalyst, a network of churches led by Simon Holley who is based in King’s Arms Church in Bedford.
We work particularly closely with Martyn Dunsford who leads a thriving church in Hedge End, Southampton. Connecting into apostolic mission oversees through David and Martyn links us to other parts of the world where we are looking to help see churches planted and leaders raised-up. On a much more local level we, along with Catalyst churches in Lewes, Crowborough and Heathfield are receive oversight and input from Andy Johnston who is also based in Hedge End in Southampton.
Every year the Catalyst churches from around the UK gather up to 4000 people for a festival of worship, Bible teaching and the arts in the Midlands.