A family on a journey
Northgate Church, formerly known as the Church of the Way, was established in Chester in 1976.
It was born out of the house-church, charismatic movement that was sweeping the nation at the time. The Church of the Way’s founder was a Dutch pastor, Goos Vedder, who, with apostolic input from Bryn Jones, laid the foundations.
Early gatherings were in a function room at the old Arts Centre (now the old Library). The church grew in number from the original 30 people. Not long after the Arts Centre burned down in 1979, the church members purchased an old congregational Church, just outside Chester’s City Walls by the Northgate and Northgate Church, as we know it today, was established.