About New Horizon

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cropped-reach-out-2.jpgNew Horizon is the largest Christian event in Northern Ireland, attracting 5,000 people a day.  Running at the University of Ulster in Coleraine since 1989, New Horizon is more than a conference – it is a time of refreshment, challenge, inspiration and encouragement for all the family with vibrant worship, evening celebrations, morning Bible teaching, topical seminars and high-energy Youth and Children’s programmes.

The event normally starts on the first Saturday in August and runs until the following Friday. It’s non-residential – so apart from pre-registration for the Children/Youth programme you can just turn up.

Each year we build a ‘tented village’ on the edge of the university campus with a ‘Main Tent’ that seats 3,500 people.

The Evening Celebrations start at 19:30 (Sat-Fri) and the morning Bible teaching starts at 10:00 (Mon-Fri), both in the New Horizon ‘Pavilion’. From 11:45-12:45 a number of NH Explore seminars take place in various locations in the tented village and lecture theatres in the main university building.


The Youth and Children’s programmes are held in the University Buildings.

In the mornings 09:45-13:00 they cater for ages 0-18, and in the evenings 19:15-21:30 for Years 8-11.

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There’s no charge for attending the events in the main tent or the daily seminar programme. New Horizon is supported by the generosity of freewill offerings from those who attend the event.

Our desire is that New Horizon isn’t just an event that people attend, but something they are part of. We’re grateful for the many people who give freely of their time and abilities to ensure the smooth running of the event. Each year we have approximately 400 volunteers carrying out all sorts of duties from stewarding, managing health and safety, site preparation before and after the event, administration, planning teams, the board, management team, youth and children’s work, hospitality, prayer and counselling, and many others.



A part-time office serves as a vital hub ensuring that all the varied parts of the event work efficiently and effectively, bringing together the actual week of the conference. The office manages all publicity, communications, promotional activity, website and design work as well as dealing with frequent queries and questions from attendees.

Hope to see you at New Horizon. We would be delighted if you would join with us by volunteering, giving financially or praying for New Horizon so that this event can continue to play its part in the extension of God’s Kingdom.