Christian Resources Exhibitions Limited was founded by Gospatric (‘Gos’) and Diana Home in 1985, the National Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park, Esher grew quickly to become the largest annual event of its kind in Europe, with regular regional exhibitions in cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Exeter, Glasgow and Belfast.
On his retirement in 2006, Gos sold CRE to the Bible Society. In 2016, the Bible Society decided to focus on core ministries and find a new owner for the exhibition. Stephen Goddard, the event’s media consultant for more than 25 years, took over the reins with his wife, Allison, contracting a team of highly experienced staff. Gos returned to advise the CRE team as its honorary president until his death in April 2020.
The exhibition builds on its successful past while at the same time presenting fresh ideas, suppliers and resources to thousands of national and local church leaders, both lay and ordained.