Sundays - Gathered Church

We love Sundays at Festival Church Chester!

We would love to have you join us for our service at 10.30am. 

We have a Kids program that runs for Primary School aged children at our 10.30am Gathered Church Service. The children remain with their families for worship and then during the preach go out to our Kids program.  

Parking options available are the Park and Ride (there are 4 around Chester), on-street parking on City Road, or the nearby NCP car park.

What you need to know

There are a few things you need to know before you attend a Gathered Church Service - click on the images below to find out more!

Face Coverings

Please continue to wear face coverings inside the building. Our team will be wearing face coverings too.

Social Distancing

We will seat everyone with space between families. 

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitizer will still be available for your use. 

Sundays - Online Church

If you're not quite ready to attend in-person services, or would like to continue to be part of Festival Church Online, head to our Online congregation page. Online services will be happening at 8pm every Sunday.


Students are a part of the family here at Festival Church Chester. Our Students ministry is led by our YA Pastors Joel & Kerry. We believe following Jesus is the best way to live! Get involved with our fortnightly Small Groups and Monthly Student Events.

Whether you're a Fresher or a re-Fresher, Festival Church is a great place to call home!

Contact Joel & Kerry here.

What's On

Watch this space for information about upcoming online events. Stay up to date by following us on social media - follow the links at the bottom of this page!

  • Sundays

    Our Gathered Church Service - on Sunday morning at 10:30am. 

  • Online Small Groups

    We've got online small groups meeting regularly - get in touch if you'd like to join one!

Our Story

Festival Church first began life as Chester Pentecostal Church. It all started when Clifford and Eunice Beasley held a church service in their living room in Kings Crescent East, Great Boughton, on Sunday 18th January 1976.

Three months later, the Penri Welsh Chapel in Gorse Stacks agreed to allow the new fellowship to use their premises on Sunday afternoons – this continued for a period of 9 months.

In January 1977, the church rented accommodation alongside the Fountains Roundabout and remained there until 1986 when it moved to its present premises in Queen Street (formerly a Welsh Methodist Chapel) and became known as the Queen Street Christian Centre.

In 2015, we marked the next chapter of our story by changing our name to Festival Church.


Tim & Emily Rowlands

Lead Pastors | Festival Church Chester

Tim & Emily came to Festival Church in September 2014, after previously leading North Coast Church in Towyn.

Married for 23 years, with four children, they love living in Chester! In his spare time Tim enjoys music and mountaineering. Emily enjoys open-water swimming and writing books.

To find out what Tim’s up to, you can follow him on Twitter or Instagram

Contact & Location

Festival Church is a charity registered in England and Wales; registered charity number 1051792.