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

Access requirements

Click here for full details on the accessibility of John Wesley’s New Room including our accessibility guide and visual story.

  • 15th January 2022 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • 10:30 am
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The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement.

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