Room for Everyone to Celebrate
Christmas at John Wesley's New Room
We are pleased to announce our Christmas season of events, specially curated to enable the community to celebrate the festive period between two of Bristol’s key historic venues.
This year sees the welcome return of the ever-popular tours of Charles Wesley’s House, located at Charles Street, Bristol where visitors can step back in time to Christmas past as the stunning Georgian building is decked with foliage, garlands and candles typical of a traditional Christmas.
Two Christmas Carol services take place on Wednesday 15 December – a lunchtime celebration in the chapel between 1pm and 2pm, and an illuminated candlelight service between 5pm and 6pm. Perfect for everyone, especially city workers keen to feel that festive feeling during the working day, these services bring together traditional and contemporary carols with the Christmas story in the building where Charles Wesley’s famous hymn “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” was originally sung in the 18th century.
Family fun takes place on Tuesday 21 December with free Christmas Crafts in the chapel from 10am-1pm and the return of the Messy Nativity, which takes place at 2pm outside one of Bristol’s oldest stables. Families are welcome to come dressed as their favourite characters from the Nativity story, such as shepherds, angels or kings.
No Christmas would be complete without seasonal favourites to enjoy, and this year our Café presents a delicious range of festive flavours including a vegan cranberry and almond loaf, carrot and orange soup, vanilla chai latte and of course, the all time favourite, deluxe hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows.
Christmas shoppers will be able to enjoy these festive delights after hours on Thursday evenings as we will be adding to the cheer of the Artisan Christmas Market based in Broadmead with our pop-up café offer.
John Wesley’s New Room and Charles Wesley’s House are two of Bristol’s most significant places of history and heritage, having shaped the spiritual and social life of Bristol, the nation and the world since 1739. Christmas is a key highlight of the year where this contemporary cultural venue extends its offering in the Christian tradition for all Bristolians, national and international visitors.
All Events this Season
02 Dec, 21Upcoming
We are delighted to host Art From Lockdown. 1st October…08 Dec, 21Upcoming
4 Charles Street was home to the writer of one…15 Dec, 21Upcoming
Our Lunchtime carol service is a great chance to meet…15 Dec, 21Upcoming
Carols by Candlelight As we illuminate the chapel with candlelight,…18 Dec, 21Upcoming
An inclusive Carol Service which welcomes all and celebrates all.…21 Dec, 21Upcoming
Make an angel or a snowman decoration for your Christmas…21 Dec, 21Upcoming
Our popular Messy Nativity Carol Service returns! On December 21…20 Jan, 22Upcoming
An evening of candlelit acoustic folk with multi-instrumental acoustic chamber-folk…17 Feb, 22Upcoming
An intimate acoustic performance from Bellowhead veteran and BBC Radio…17 Mar, 22Upcoming
An evening of ancient ballads, poems and new songs about…31 Mar, 22Upcoming
Making a very welcome return to Bristol on her ‘First…28 Apr, 22Upcoming
BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker joins forces with highly acclaimed singer…General Admission
Seniors (65+) £6
Children (5-16) £4
Children (under 5) Free
Carer of disabled visitor Free
1 adult and up to 3 children £10
2 adults and up to 3 children £15
Additional children - £2 per child
Tickets are valid for one year, and include a free audio guide. Please note, these prices will be subject to review in 2021.The whole site:
Monday - Saturday, 11am - 3pm
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm