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Event During July 2015
Friday, 10 July at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Ian Cramb

Friday, 17 July at 1:20 PM
Lunchtime Concert with Cynthia Dobson (soprano) and Nigel Nash (organ)

Event During August 2015
Sunday, 02 August at 1:00 PM
The New Room will be open until 4pm. Pre-booked guided tours of Charles Wesley's House are also available.

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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, the New Room and Methodism.
Address: 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE 
Telephone: 0117 9264740


Heritage Lottery Fund Grant Success for the Oldest Methodist Building in the World - and it's in Bristol

New Room/HLF Press Release - February 2015


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 on Fridays 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.  

Over the years, the New Room has hosted numerous events to mark significant anniversaries and occasions in the respective lives of John and Charles Wesley, the Methodist Church and the city of Bristol.  
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