A Georgian Christmas at Charles Wesley’s House

4 Charles Street was home to the writer of one of the most popular, well-known Christmas carols of all time; Hark! The herald angels sing. It’s 1769 and Charles Wesley and his family are getting ready for Christmas. Come on a festive tour of his home. Enjoy carols, beautiful floral displays and find out how Christmas was celebrated in the eighteenth century. Finish with a mince pie and a sing-along in the family music room.

Call 01179264740 to book a place on one of these exclusive tours or click here to book via Eventbrite (booking fee applies). Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. The tour starts outside 4 Charles Street, Bristol BS1 3NN on the following dates:

Thursday 28 November – 11.30am  – SOLD OUT

Thursday 5 December – 11.30am

Saturday 14 December – 11.30am

Thursday 19 December – 11.30am

Group bookings accepted – The perfect Christmas social for your church home group or social club. The New Room offer Christmas buffets – why not add refreshments by pre-booking a Christmas buffet for your group? Email Kate to make an enquiry: community@newroombristol.org.uk  or call 01179264740.

Access – Since this listed building is entered by steps and has five floors linked by a steep and winding staircase, regrettably disabled access cannot be provided.


Charles Wesley’s House

This house was the last Bristol home of Charles and Sarah Wesley and their three children, Charles jr, Sarah and Samuel. The family moved to London in 1771. The house is known as the ‘Charles Wesley House and Heritage Centre’. In addition to giving visitors an idea of what an eighteenth century family home might have looked like, there are also plans to have the New Room’s Hymnody Project on display around the house as the ‘Father of the English Hymn’, Charles Wesley lived here. We hope that you enjoy taking this online tour. If you would like to visit the house in person, please contact the New Room.

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