Reflect Conference and AGM featuring President of Conference Rev Michaela Youngson

The President of the Methodist Conference, Rev Michaela Youngson, will be giving the keynote address at the Reflect (Methodist Spirituality) Conference at the New Room on Saturday, October 20.

The theme of the day is “God’s Inconvenient Grace’. the conference is free but you do need to book by emailing Gill Dascombe from Reflect  –

Outline of the Day:

10-10.30am Arrivals and Coffee

10.30am – Welcome and Devotions in the Chapel

10.45am – Keynote Address: Rev Michaela Youngson – God’s Inconvenient Grace (followed by plenary and questions)

12 – 12.45am Lunch (cafe lunches available or bring a packed lunch)

12.45 – 2.45pm Choice of workshops

  • visit the Museum at the New Room (special discount entry of £2.50)
  • Grace and Dementia
  • Grace, Slavery and Abolition (all one hour, repeated each hour)
  • A ‘Wesley in Bristol’ walk – 1.5 hours (not repeated)

2.45pm Tea available in the Horsefair Room

3.15pm Plenary and Closing Prayers

3.30pm Reflect AGM

For further details on the venue please do contact the New Room via


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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