In response to government guidance on the coronavirus outbreak, we have suspended all church meetings and small groups from meeting in person for the time being.

We will be instead holding online services every Sunday, with chat available from 10:15am, and our service beginning at 10:30am. Head to to join in!


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 21 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

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.

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 Online Sunday Service, with chat from 10:15 and video service starting at 10:30 at

  • Wednesdays

    Online Prayer Meeting - we join with the rest of our Festival Church family for a live online prayer meeting, with chat from 7pm and live prayer starting from 7:05pm at

    Connect Groups meeting online after the prayer meeting - contact your connect group leader for more information.

  • Thursdays

    Festival Youth – a Zoom call for all high school aged youth to connect and discuss a thought for the day.

    YA Live - Young Adults between 18 and 30ish can join at for live chat and some fun!

  • Online Small Groups

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

Contact & Location

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