A Morning with Gary Best

Join New Room historian and author Gary Best for a morning exploring his writing and particularly his new book, The Christian Alphabet.

Gary has published more than 20 books during his writing career. He is an expert on Methodist history but has also written five novels, a children’s book and a musical!

He has written a definitive history of the New Room (The Cradle of Methodism) and a bestselling book about Bristol and the transatlantic slave trade (Slavery and Bristol).

For this latest publication, Gary has collected together a series of 26 themed topics for use by individuals and church housegroups. Starting at A and continuing right through to Z, his topics include Desert Dreams, Having Hope, Perfect Peace and Quality Questioning.

Join Gary in the museum at John Wesley’s New Room as he introduces his new book and talks about his approach to being an author.

Tickets to the morning are £7 and are available through Art Tickets 

Tickets (with a copy of the book) are £16

In Person Event – please come to the Horsefair Room

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John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

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.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

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