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News and information for the UK & Europe region


Across Europe we have seen the retreat of Christianity and the rise of radical secularism. So few people now seem to have any knowledge of the gospel and many of our towns and cities can seem barren of genuine Christian witness. At the same time recent decades have seen many beautiful examples of vibrant church life springing up in response to the leading of the Spirit and the faithful preaching of the Word. We lament and rejoice!

In Advance we have a vision and passion for planting and strengthening churches.

We believe that planting churches is the best form of evangelism. It is by starting new, healthy, faithful, congregations that the gospel is displayed and disciples made. We want to partner in planting many more churches like this across the UK; and we would love to be more involved in gospel advance in Europe – to see secular, individualistic people brought into the amazing community of God’s people.

We also want to help ensure existing churches are healthy. We have strong values around the recognition and deployment of strengthening gifts into our churches, and a commitment to brotherly support and encouragement of one another. We know we are more together than we are apart.

If you would like to find out more or get in touch please contact us at: admin.uk@advancemovement.com


Matthew and Grace Hosier

Matthew & Grace Hosier are based at Gateway Church in Poole and Bournemouth on the south coast of England. Matt leads the Advance UK team and is also part of the global team. They have four grownup daughters and love the privilege of serving in team in the local church and Advance.

Pete and Nicky Cornford

Pete & Nicky Cornford planted Redeemer Church London in 2013 and have seen it grow into a thriving, ethnically diverse, congregation reaching an incredible part of London. Pete serves alongside Matt giving a lead in Advance UK and also heads up our church planting course, ACPC. Pete & Nicky have three adult children and are now also grandparents.

Over 20 churches currently partner through Advance within the UK & Europe region.
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