John Wesley's Chapel Christmas

Throughout December, the New Room will be getting festive and counting down to Christmas.  As the Broadmead courtyard becomes illuminated with lights, our Advent Calendar will tell the Christmas Story, with the opportunity to get involved in our family dress-up nativity on Saturday 1st December.

Our cafe will be serving a range of Christmassy treats, and if you're looking to try something new with a group, why not join us for one of our Christmas buffet lunches.  

The Cards for Good Causes pop-up shop will be selling charity Christmas cards, stocking fillers, wrapping paper and more in the Chapel from 25th October - 18th December. 

For more information, contact us on or
call 0117 9264740.


Looking for somewhere to enjoy a
Christmas get-together?

This year, the New Room café is offering a range of delicious Christmas buffets for pre-booked groups. 

From Christmas Antipasti to our ‘Naughty but Nice’ menu, there is something to please everyone.  Our award-winning café will be serving homemade bakes, Christmas themed sandwiches, a range of gourmet sides and salads, served up with a festive side of Christmas crackers. 

Groups will have exclusive access to our festively decorated Horsefair Room on the top floor which is beautifully lit with natural light from the atrium windows.  Buffets start at £11 per person.  Minimum group size of 10 people.  

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What's on in December:

Saturday 1st December – 10.30am-4pm
New Room Christmas Fayre, with special Curator’s Highlights Tour of the New Room museum.

With a selection of stalls selling locally-crafted gifts, second-hand books, stocking fillers and you can also get the chance to be apart of our dress-up nativity. Discover the New Room Museum on one of our special 'Curator’s Highlights' tours. Tours cost £6, include museum entry and leave from the chapel at 11:00am, 12:00 noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm.  With carols from the New Room community choir at 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

Saturday 8th December– 7.30pm
Bristol Hippodrome Choir Christmas Concert

The annual Bristol Hippodrome Christmas concert candlelit in the beautiful John Wesley Chapel. An array of classic Christmas songs from 11th century to modern day.  Tickets £10 / £8 concessions.  Buy tickets here.

Thursday 13th December – 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Folk at the New Room presents Sam Sweeney - SOLD OUT

A special intimate acoustic performance from Bellowhead violinist Sam Sweeney as he launches his debut solo album The Unfinished Violin.  Tickets £16 / £12 concessions.  Buy tickets here.

Wednesday 19th December
New Room Carols
Join the New Room’s annual Christmas celebration of traditional Christmas carols in a beautiful candlelit 18th century chapel.
1pm – Carols at the New Room, featuring the New Room Community Choir
6pm – Carols by Candlelight at the New Room

Thursday 20th December - 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Folk at the New Room presents Three Cane Whale
An atmospheric chamber-folk Christmas special with Bristol-based multi-instrumental acoustic trio Three Cane Whale. Tickets £14/£12 Conc. (Advance £12/£10 concessions)  Buy tickets here.


The New Room will be closed 23rd-26th December, and from 30th December, reopening on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.