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Event During April 2014
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Friday, 25 April at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Roger Ducker

Event During May 2014
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Friday, 02 May at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd David Weeks

Friday, 09 May at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Ian Cramb

Friday, 16 May at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Bishop Thomas Bickerton

Friday, 16 May at 1:20 PM
Celebrating the Laying of the New Room stone; a talk by Gary Best, Warden of the New Room

Sunday, 18 May at 3:00 PM
Wesley Walk of Bristol with David Weeks, Chaplain of the New Room. Begins and ends at the New Room.

Wednesday, 21 May at 10:00 AM
'Lord, for the Years...' - Flower Festival to celebrate the 275th anniversary of the building of the New Room in 1739

Thursday, 22 May at 10:00 AM
'Lord, for the Years...' - Flower Festival to celebrate the 275th anniversary of the building of the New Room in 1739

Friday, 23 May at 10:00 AM
'Lord, for the Years...' - Flower Festival to celebrate the 275th anniversary of the building of the New Room in 1739

Friday, 23 May at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Gordon James

Friday, 23 May at 1:20 PM
Lunchtime Concert by High Street UMC Choir, Springfield, Ohio

Saturday, 24 May at 10:00 AM
'Lord, for the Years...' - Flower Festival to celebrate the 275th anniversary of the building of the New Room in 1739

Saturday, 24 May at 3:00 PM
Wesley Day - 'O For A Thousand Tongues'; informal singing

Saturday, 24 May at 4:00 PM
Wesley Day - Worship

Saturday, 24 May at 5:00 PM
Wesley Day - Refreshments

Friday, 30 May at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Hilary Cooke

Event During June 2014
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Friday, 06 June at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd David Weeks

Saturday, 07 June at 10:00 AM
Wonder, Love and Praise - a creative workshop day inspired by Charles Wesley until 4pm at both St James' Priory, Bristol and the New Room

Friday, 13 June at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Paul Hardy

Friday, 13 June at 1:20 PM
Lunchtime Concert - Philip Carter with soloist

Friday, 20 June at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Phil Hewitt

Friday, 20 June at 1:20 PM
John Cennick ‘The First Local Preacher’; a talk by Gary Best, Warden of the New Room

Friday, 27 June at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Gordon James

Friday, 27 June at 1:20 PM
Lunchtime Concert - Tim Forder; organ

Event During July 2014
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Friday, 11 July at 1:20 PM
Lunchtime Concert - Michael Comber; baritone & Jean Routley; organ

Friday, 18 July at 1:20 PM
Lunchtime Concert - Jonathan Price; organ

Event During August 2014
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Sunday, 31 August at 3:00 PM
Bristol District Celebration at the New Room of Charles Wesley’s First open Air preaching in Bristol in 1739

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Welcome

The New Room is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm all year round. Entry is free although donations are welcome.

We look forward to welcoming you to the New Room; over 25,000 visitors come every year from all over the world! As well as the chapel, there are Preacher’s rooms upstairs which accommodate our museum. There is also our shop which stocks a range of items relating to John & Charles Wesley and the New Room.
 
Telephone: 0117 9264740
 
 

Wonder, Love and Praise - a creative workshop day inspired by Charles Wesley

A day of workshops on hymn singing, creative writing, dancing, and visual art around the theme of Charles Wesley's hymns. The day will also feature a talk by Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith on hymn writing, and will conclude with an act of worship in the New Room chapel. For further information, including schedule, contacts and how to book, please visit:

 
 

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Tell the World' - The New Room 275 Hymn Writing Challenge

2014 is the 275th. Anniversary of John Wesley’s first Open Air Service and the 275th. Anniversary of the opening of the New Room, world Methodism‘s oldest place of worship. Situated where Charles Wesley wrote so many of his greatest hymns the promotion of a New Room Hymn Writing Challenge is an ideal project for 2014.

Hymn writers and composers from across the world are invited to submit words and/or music for a hymn(s) on the theme ’Tell the World’. Each entry should be accompanied by a a nominal registration fee of £5.00 and be sent by 1st June to:

The Director of Music, The New Room, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BSI 3JE, UK

Cheques should be made payable to: John Wesley’s Chapel

Entries will be handed to a panel of experts, led by Bishop Timothy Dudley Smith, who will select those they consider suitable for publication in a ‘Tell the World‘ booklet. . It is planned to announce the selected entries and to publish the booklet at the Charles Wesley Celebration on Sunday August 31st. At The New Room.

Authors and composers will retain their copyright but the New Room Trustees may publish the selected entries in ‘Tell the World’ or any subsequent publication.

Oldest Methodist building in the world takes first step towards new future

New Room/HLF press release - July 2013

 
Step back in time
 
The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement.
It was built and used by John Wesley and the early Methodists as a meeting and preaching place and the centre for helping and educating the needy members of the community.

The chapel itself is on the ground floor (where there is also a shop) and is accessible from either the Broadmead or Horsefair courtyards. Upstairs, are the Preachers’ Rooms where the MLA accredited museum is located. This contains a unique collection of papers and artifacts and tells the story of John and Charles Wesley and their life and work in Bristol. 

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General information

There is a short service of Holy Communion in the chapel at 1pm throughout the year to which all are welcome. There is also a prayer book in the chapel for visitors to write in during the week.

There is also a regular series of lunchtime concerts during the course of the year; held on Fridays at 1.20pm, immediately after the service. Please check for details of upcoming concerts by visiting the ’Events’ section of this website.  

The New Room has hosted numerous events to mark significant anniversaries, including, most recently, the 300th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Wesley and the 200th Anniversary of the Bill to Abolish the Slave Trade in 2007.
 
The chapel also hosted the Unchosen Human Trafficking Film Festival in 2008, Celebrating Sanctuary as part of National Refugee Week in 2009, Sheona Beaumont's 'Bristol Through the Lens photography exhibition in 2010, Jane Taylor’s Winter Concerts in both 2010 and 2011, Mark Cazalet's 'Stations of the Cross' art exhibition in 2012 and Bristol's Heritage Buildings; Relics or Legacies? exhibition in 2013. 
 
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