Open Mon-Sat 10.30am-4pm including Bank Holidays. Last entry to museum 3.30pm.

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A Life in Hymns – New Room Hymn Festival

Tickets – £25
Includes lunch, entry to the New Room museum and visit to Charles Wesley’s House

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1000 Welcome: David Worthington (New Room Director)
Susanna Wesley’s commemoration hymn (by Dr Andrew Pratt)

1015 A brief introduction to Susanna by Gary Best (Historian)

1045 ‘A Life in Hymns’ The Rev Dr Janet Wootton (Executive President Hymn Society of GB & Ireland)

1200 ‘Alternative Hymn Tunes’: Philip Carter (New Room Musical Director)

1245 Lunch and opportunity to visit the Museum

1345 ‘The journey of a Hymn Writer’  Martin Leckebusch (Executive Vice President Hymn Society of GB & Ireland)

1500 Refreshments

1515 Festival of Hymns led by the above team.

1615 Conclusion.  Opportunity to visit Charles Wesley’s House.

New Room

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.

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