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Sat 26 – Tue 29 May

Stoneleigh Park,
near Coventry

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The Catalyst Festival is all about mission — empowering us to make a difference in our workplaces, communities and nations.

We believe God has called us to be a blessing in every part of our society, using our skills and passions for the common good. And we also believe God has called us to take the good news of Jesus Christ to the UK and the nations of the world. So each year our network of churches gathers together to worship Jesus, hear from the Bible, enjoy one another’s gifts, and get caught up in the bigger picture of what God’s doing.

Amazing speakers already confirmed for 2018 include our very own Simon Holley as well as Glen Scrivener and Heidi Baker.

Our next price break is on 30 November. Book in before this date to get discounted prices!

Camping or not? A huge part of the festival for many is the fun to be had by camping together as a church but if camping is not for you, it is not the only option. There is lots of hotel accommodation available close to Stoneleigh Park and we are working on having more food options available on site so that you can enjoy the whole day at the festival whether you are sleeping on site or not. 

More information will be released soon. But if you already know you want to come, book in below! 

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Festival Stage 

Our adult meetings are about worshipping God, receiving teaching from the Bible, and hearing stories of mission from around the world.


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    Simon Holley

    Simon has co-led King’s Arms church, Bedford since 2002 and became lead elder in 2006. Simon also supports and teaches at churches around the world and authors the book Sustainable Power. He is married to Caroline, and they have three children.

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    Heidi Baker

    Heidi Baker - Rolland and Heidi Baker are the founding directors of Iris Global*, which began in 1980. They arrived in Mozambique in 1995, after ministering for 12 years in Asia and three years in the UK. Iris now oversees 15 bases worldwide and has planted thousands of churches.The Lord has graced this work by pouring out His healing and miraculous power in village after village.

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    Glen Scrivener

    Glen Scrivener - originally from Australia, Glen has lived in the UK for more than half his life. He was curate at All Soul’s Church, Eastbourne, where he and his family still worship. Since 2010, Glen has been working as an Evangelist at Speak Life* and in August 2014 he became the Director. Glen is passionate about people meeting Christ and equipping Christians to share their faith.

Worship Leaders

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    Worship Leaders

    Worship leaders to be announced soon.



Saturday 26 – Tuesday 29 May 2018
(Festivalgoers leave Wednesday 30 May)


Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry, UK, CV8 2LZ


Prices increase incrementally as the event approaches; each price break takes effect at midnight on the date shown. Click Book Now to get started.

  • Booked in by 31 July 2017

    Adults £94
    Concessions* £49
    Overseas* £49
    Students £29
    Youth and Children (age 3–19) £15
    Babies and Toddlers (age 0–2) FREE
  • Booked in by 30 Nov 2017

    Adults £104
    Concessions* £59
    Overseas* £54
    Students £34
    Youth and Children (age 3–19) £20
    Babies and Toddlers (age 0–2) FREE
    Book Now (65 Days remaining)
  • Booked in by 28 Feb 2018

    Adults £120
    Concessions* £69
    Overseas* £54
    Students £34
    Youth and Children (age 3–19) £25
    Babies and Toddlers (age 0–2) FREE
  • Booked in by 29 May 2018

    Adults £130
    Concessions* £79
    Overseas* £54
    Students £34
    Youth and Children (age 3-19) £30
    Babies and Toddlers (age 0-2) FREE
  • Day Tickets (Saturday)

    Adults £20
    Concessions* £15
    Overseas* £10
    Students £5
    Youth and Children (age 3–18) £5
    Babies and Toddlers (age 0–2) FREE
  • Day Tickets (Sunday / Monday / Tuesday)

    Adults £40
    Concessions* £25
    Overseas* £20
    Students £10
    Youth and Children (age 3–18) £10
    Babies and Toddlers (age 0–2) FREE

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Concessions - Available to those who are in receipt of a state pension, or full-time carers.

Overseas - Available to anyone coming from outside mainland Great Britain.

Children and Youth - Ages are based on the academic year, i.e. age on 31 August 2018. The age ranges given are inclusive.

Price Breaks - Fees are available at the advertised rate until 23:59 GMT on the date shown.

Refunds and Cancellation - Refunds in the event of cancellation are subject to a £15 administration fee. Students with exam dates that clash with the event can apply for a full or partial refund and won't incur the administration fee. No refunds are available for bookings cancelled after 1 March 2018.

Camping - If you make or amend a booking after 3 May 2018 we can’t guarantee you will be able to camp with your church group.

Kids & Youth

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    Our kids groups about meeting God and having fun — helping children to encounter God for themselves.

    We’ve got six groups for children of all ages and abilities…

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    Age 0 – 2

    A warm, fun place for parents to take their children during the morning main meetings, with toys and crafts for young children. And returning for 2016 is Early Snug — a warm, dry place to take children before everyone else on the campsite is awake!

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    Age 3

    A great group for children aged 3, with play activities, stories and crafts.

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    Age 4

    Our brand new group for children aged 4, with lots of fun and learning guaranteed.

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    School Years Reception – 2

    Having fun and encountering God together — not forgetting the usual games and mess!

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    School Years 3 – 6

    Worship, talks and games to help children in schools years 3-6 encounter God and have fun with one another.

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    Our team specifically designed to integrate children with additional or special needs in to their age group. This includes access to a sensory space when required.


Youth at the Catalyst Festival has two really simple aims — to help us focus on Jesus, and to equip us to tell others about him.

Our main meetings are full of powerful worship and teaching from the Bible designed to meet you where you’re at, helping you live out your faith in your school or college. And there’s loads of other stuff happening outside the main meetings as well — from sports to video games to live music.


How does coming to the Catalyst Festival for half-price or free, and blessing hundreds of people at the same time sound?

We rely on an army of willing volunteers to make the event happen. On top of the discount on your ticket price, it’s loads of fun and you’ll get to work in a team with loads of great people from across Catalyst.

There are two categories of serving at the Festival.

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    You’ll be on duty for most of the day (8 hours), and you’ll probably miss both of the main meetings. If you serve in one of these roles you’ll get to come to the event for free.

  • 2

    You’ll be on duty for part of the day (4 hours), so you’ll hopefully be able to make one of the main meetings and the other stuff happening around the site as well. These roles give you a 50% discount on the normal ticket price.


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    We need lots of helpers to make our kids work fun and safe for all of the children involved. Whether or not you’ve done kids work before, we’d love you hear from you if you’re interested in serving on one of our kids teams.

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    Kids – You will need…

    You’ll need a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check from no later than 28 May 2015 to serve on one of our kids teams. If you don’t have a current DBS Check then your church should be able to provide you with one.

    The Snug (0-2s) — Part time (mornings only)
    Sparks (3-5s) — Part time (mornings only)
    Flames (4’s) — Part time (mornings only)
    Blaze (School Years 1-2) — Saturday Evening and Mornings
    Ignite (School Years 3-6) — Full time (mornings and evenings)
    Colour (Additional needs and disabilities) – Part and Full time roles (mornings and evenings)

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    Having thousands of people on the same site means we need a team on hand in case things go wrong. The maintenance team are the unsung heroes of the event - you’ll need to be practical and willing to get your hands dirty, but when the toilets have stopped flooding we’ll all be extremely grateful!

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    Neighbourhood Hosts are the friendly faces who greet you when you arrive on site, making sure you’re able to set up and help you throughout the event. We’re looking for people to join the teams for each of our three Neighbourhoods.

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    Are you the practical sort? Enjoy seeing a plan come together? If you’re available a couple of days before the Festival starts we’d love to have you on our setup team - putting up signs and fencing, marking out campsites and setting up venues.

    Setup runs from Thursday morning to Saturday morning, and we’ll give you lunch and dinner on Thursday, all three meals on Friday and breakfast on Saturday.

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    Can you smile? Yes? You’re qualified to join the stewarding team! Our stewards man the doors at the different venues, check wristbands and generally make sure everyone’s having a fun and safe time. You’ll be the friendly face that welcomes people to meetings and a helpful friend to direct people to the various zones and venues.

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    What goes up must come down. We need people who can join our takedown team and get Stoneleigh Park back to how we found it — packing things away, taking fences down and leaving the site spick and span.

    Takedown runs from all day Wednesday — we’ll provide breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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    The Barn

    Enjoy playing games, know how to use a nerf gun, or can just be a friendly face? Then the Barn is the place for you!

    It’s a part-time role, and you’d need to be around each afternoon to help out and to help with set down after the last afternoon.

Serving Essentials


Once again there’ll be a servers’ canteen on site, providing a warm, comfortable place to hang out and food throughout the day. Tickets are available through the booking system.


Servers camp with their church groups — a great way to spend time with people from your church while serving the Festival.

Next Steps

Once you’ve booked, we’ll need an elder to approve your ticket (they’ll receive information about how to do this) and if you’re serving with children you’ll need to complete your DBS details.

A couple of weeks before the event, we’ll send you another email with details of when you need to arrive and your team briefing.


Got questions? Need some more information? Contact the serving team on — we’d love to hear from you.

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  • About


    Zones are the heart of the Catalyst Festival, equipping us for mission in every area of life. A mixture of talks, discussion and hands-on activities, there's something to get involved with no matter what you're called to or interested in. You can get plugged into a zone series on a particular theme or try something different everyday. 


  • About


    Fringe by name but not by nature! This is the home of arts, entertainment and family fun at the Festival. Whether you're looking for art, live music, films, sport or just somewhere to grab a coffee, there's something for everyone. 

    And returning for 2018 is The Barn — an indoor space full of games and activites for kids and families.


  • Video


    Check out videos of our talks from the main meetings at the last three Festivals.

    2013 — 2014 — 2015 — 2016

  • Audio


    Want to listen to the talks on the go? Stream or download audio from the main meetings.

    2013 — 2014 — 2015 — 2016

  • Photos


    Relive memories from previous years by browsing through some of our favourite photos.

    2013 — 2014 — 2015 — 2016