It is a delight to share with you that the New Room is re-opening next week! After what has been a very challenging 14 months, from 17th May the New Room is finally able to welcome visitors back to the site again. Please be assured that we have put all the appropriate measures in place to make the New Room as safe as possible and we will be following Government guidelines in respect of hands, face, space and ask that visitors do the same. You can find out more about our safety precautions on our Safe Visit page.
Please note that the whole New Room site will re-open this month, including the chapel, museum, library & archive, venue hire, café, and shop and we will be offering our usual range of regular events and activities, although some of these will remain online presently.
How can you help the New Room at this time? If you are able to visit us in person then we would love to see you. We will be open Monday-Saturday, 11am-3pm with our Café open from 10am. If you would like to visit the Museum we are taking timed bookings to allow for social distancing around the Museum, you can book your time slot here.
We look forward to welcoming our community back to the site, however if you’re unable to visit us in person then please engage with us digitally. You can attend our next online Wes Talk, watch a live stream of our Tuesday Emmaus Service, or explore our Museum online. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The New Room has seen a dramatic fall in its income over the last 14 months and so donations towards our ongoing work would be greatly appreciated. There are various ways in which you can support us, from leaving a one-off donations through PayPal, joining the Friends of the New Room as an annual or life member, or consider leaving a legacy to the New Room in your will.
We approach this re-opening with a great sense of excitement, anticipation, and curiosity as to what the ‘new normal’ will be, but please know that the New Room will continue to be ‘a light in the city’ as it has been since 1739. Please join with us and share this experience as the oldest Methodist building in the world embarks on the next stage of its journey.
David Worthington, Director of the New Room