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.
The Community Choir meet in the chapel every Wednesday lunchtime during term time, 12noon-1pm. With a varied repertoire of pop,…05 MarUpcoming
Our new creative work exhibition: Connexions Celebrating stories and creative work from the team collaborating on the Bristol Reach In…05 MarUpcoming
Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the hymn, Amazing Grace We are delighted to welcome a new touring exhibition from the…08 MarUpcoming
Kickstart your weekend with some live music! We’ve teamed up with Sofar Sounds to bring an intimate live concert to…21 MarUpcoming
Join our March folk music gig with folk musician Chris Wood! If you're a folk music aficionado, seize the opportunity…22 MarUpcoming
Unbounded Love Meditation Exploration An opportunity to learn about and experience Christian Meditation with New Room Chaplain Revd Josette Crane.…27 MarUpcoming
Embark on a musical journey with our community choir, and let their enchanting melodies uplift your spirits! Enjoy our community…29 MarUpcoming
Friday Communion Service Join us for our weekly Communion service every Friday at 1pm in the Chapel. These are short,…13 AprUpcoming
Join 'Mainly slow organ music', one of a series of experimental concerts given in Bristol and beyond by Huw Morgan.…18 AprUpcoming
Join our April folk music gig with folk duo Owen Spafford and Louis Campbell ! Attention Folk Music Enthusiasts! Secure…01 MayUpcoming
How 5 Shillings, Faith and Belief inspired the beginning of the Probation Service Did you know the forerunner of the…03 MayUpcoming
Kickstart your weekend with some live music! We’ve teamed up with Sofar Sounds to bring an intimate live concert to…14 MayUpcoming
An evening of live music with razor-sharp wit and wisdom He may well be the best UK songwriter you’ve never…23 MayUpcoming
Join our May folk music gig with Melrose Quartet! Dive into the World of Folk Music! Join us and folk…21 JunUpcoming
Kickstart your weekend with some live music! We’ve teamed up with Sofar Sounds to bring an intimate live concert to…
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