Vision and Values


We are a group of Christians who have been led by God to start a church in Chester. Our desire is for God to be made known in the city of Chester and beyond, as we seek to reflect the love of God in every part of our lives.
 

Our Vision


In all that we do our aim is that,

• God be known, loved, worshipped and enjoyed.

• members be encouraged, equipped and empowered, walking in the freedom of His Spirit, knowing Him intimately and expressing His life.

• the community in which we live be impacted by His Spirit as He works in and through us.
 

Our Values


Our desire is to be a church which,

• is bible-based and gospel-centred, and where the bibles authority is final.

• is a community which worships God enthusiastically with our lives in joyful liberty.

• meets together to enjoy God and encourages genuine freedom for all, and to use spiritual gifts.

• is dependent on the Holy Spirit, trusting Him; gladly and humbly submitting to His will.

• teaches its members who they are in Christ, being assured of their salvation and understanding how to live by grace through faith in the full benefits of being in union with Christ.

• promotes the importance of biblical family life, teaching godly parenting and the complementary roles of husband and wife, whilst embracing the unique advantages and opportunities afforded by singleness.

• is a community which values each individual, meeting publicly and from house to house, encouraging, discipling and providing the means by which they can fulfil their God-given role.

• is committed to having excellent relationships with other churches in the community.

• is a church in the community, actively loving the community.
Hello
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10:30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on the door or in the church building.

We serve refreshments after the service. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access. Please let someone know on your arrival if you need assistance and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets to the left of the main hall.
 

Our Service

The main service begins at 10;30am with a warm welcome from one of our elders. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our band. We typically have 4 or 5 songs lasting approximately 30 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God.  One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We sometimes finish with a final worship song. 


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What about my kids?

We currently run a programme for kids aged 2-5 years after the sung worship. 

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger children to go to their group. You will need to go with your children to their group as part of our child safety policy. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we sing one worship song, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.
The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.


We currently do not have the capacity to run a programme for the creche (0-2 years) or older children and youth, and ensure the sermon is accessible to young ears. You can find colouring, books and toys at the back of the meeting hall to keep your toddlers entertained!

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Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our Connect groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. Check out Small Groups if you're interested in joining, or we can put you in touch with a Connect group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Student's Ministries
  • Homeless Drop In
     
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

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Matthew Chilvers   Jonny Keegan
Matt is the lead elder at City Church Chester. He is married to Charlotte and they have three children and a dog! He has been helping to lead the church since it first started meeting for prayer and conversation in his family's lounge 10 years ago.   Jonny is an elder at City Church Chester. He is married to Rachel and they have three children. He has been helping lead the church for 10 years, and has recently been appointed as an elder.  
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

City Church Chester