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!
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!
Our Gathered Church Service - on Sunday morning at 10:30am.
We've got online small groups meeting regularly - get in touch if you'd like to join one!
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 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.