John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.
It is home to the original 18th century Chapel, as well as a Museum of John & Charles Wesley's life and work in Bristol. John Wesley's New Room also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.
This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.
John Wesley's New Room Museum Admission Discover how the New Room played a vital role in providing healthcare and education…04 DecUpcoming
We asked pupils from The Park Primary School to tell us what life is like in a school in Kingswood…06 DecUpcoming
4 Charles Street was home to the writer of one of the most popular, well-known Christmas carols of all time:…07 DecUpcoming
Tarren are an ambassador for high quality, English Folk music. Through the incorporation of minimalist musical forms into traditional-inspired material,…08 DecUpcoming
Friday Communion Service Join us for our weekly Communion service every Friday at 1pm in the Chapel. These are short,…13 DecUpcoming
Celebrate the festive season with our lunchtime carol service. Enjoy special performances from our Community Choir and indulge in festive…14 DecUpcoming
Enjoy an evening of festive cheer as we welcome everyone to gather for traditional Christmas carols in the atmospheric surroundings…15 DecUpcoming
Friday Communion Service Join us for our weekly Communion service every Friday at 1pm in the Chapel. These are short,…19 DecUpcoming
Need a break from Christmas prep? Come and sit in our calm and festive chapel and enjoy making festive crafts…
John Wesley's New Room Guest Book
“Worth popping in, even for the sceptic or non believer. Wonderfully calm and peaceful place bang in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city.”Will B
“A peaceful haven in the middle of Broadmead. The history of this place is fascinating. The cafe served the best coffee and snacks and the staff were excellent. It was good to get out of the hassle of shopping into this oasis of calm.”Whittaker1413
“The importance of this venue as the oldest Methodist chapel in the world should not be overlooked. The revamping of the rear of the premises adds an excellent cafe.”John