Sundays - Online Church

We will be continuing to hold Sunday Services online on Sunday mornings.

Our online services happen every Sunday, with chat available from 10:15am, and our service beginning at 10:30am. In our online services you'll find interactive chat, worship, a preach and communion.

Head to festivalchester.online.church to join in!

Sundays - Gathered Church

We love Sundays at Festival Church Chester! If you can't get enough and want something extra after the online service, we are now meeting in person.

We will be having a Gathered Church service every Sunday at 4pm.

You will need to book in to attend Gathered Church, which you can do by clicking the Book Tickets button below.

We will also be holding separate Youth and Kids Services once a month, which will run concurrently with the 4pm service. Youth Services will be on the second Sunday of each month, and Kids Services on the fourth Sunday of the month. Use the Book Tickets button below to book 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!

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 festivalchester.online.church

    Our Gathered Church Services at 4pm and 6pm from 6th September 2020 - you will need to book in for these by clicking Book Tickets.

  • 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

    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 festivalchester.online.church 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!

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.