Sundays - Gathered Church

We love Sundays at Festival Church Chester!

From Sunday 23rd May, we will be meeting in person on Sunday mornings again. 

You will need to book in to attend a service, which you can do by heading to the What's On page and clicking the service you'd like to book into.

We will also be holding a separate Kids Service, which will run concurrently with the 10:30am Gathered Church Service. Select the Kids Service on the What's On page to book your children in!

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!

Booking

You will need to book in to attend one of our Gathered Services - use the "Book Tickets" link on this page!

Face Coverings

You will need to bring your own face covering and wear it at all times while you are in the building. Our team will be wearing face coverings too.

Social Distancing

Please observe all of the current guidelines for social distancing. We will be operating a one way system to help you social distance.

Cleaning

Our team will be cleaning in between the first and second service to help you stay safe.

Hand Sanitiser

There will be plenty of hand sanitiser available for you, and we'll be asking you to use it when you enter and exit the building, and regularly in between.

Online

If you're not comfortable coming back to the building, or are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms, please stay at home and connect with us online!

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.

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 Services - on Sunday mornings at 9am and 10:30am. You'll need to book in for in-person services at the moment - head to the What's On page and click the service you'd like to book in for.

  • 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 festival.online.church

  • Thursdays

    YA Catch Up - Young Adults between 18 and 30ish can join for a Zoom call and some fun once a month!

  • 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.

Leadership

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

Contact & Location

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