The Asbury Crossing: Responding to Call

Join us for a service to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Francis Asbury’s historic Atlantic voyage from England to America in 1771. Asbury, who had been commissioned by John Wesley at the New Room in Bristol, journeyed to America to undertake a preaching ministry that led, in 1784, to the establishment of the American Methodist Church and Asbury being ordained as its first bishop.

The service will be led by Rev. Dr. Jonathan Pye, Chair of the Bristol District and Deputy Chair of the New Room Trustees.

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance by emailing Sarah Hollingdale, Methodist Heritage Officer :

You can also join us for our special evening of Americana from Magpie22 featuring Dawn Kelly & Neil Bailey as part of ‘The Asbury Crossing: Responding to Call’ celebrations. This will streamed live from the Chapel. Find out more.

  • 12th September 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

New Room

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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