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Become a Friend of the New Room

Support the work of the New Room by becoming a member of Friends of the New Room and making a regular donation. This is usually done by Standing Order and if you are a UK tax payer you can make your donation go further with Gift Aid, with no additional cost to you.

The annual subscription is £35 per person or £500 for lifetime membership.  Money raised in this way also supports the work at Charles Wesley's House in Bristol, the other important heritage site in our care.

Member Benefits

As well as enjoying the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing towards the ongoing care of these unique buildings and the mission work that takes place here, Friends of the New Room receive:

  • Exclusive content exploring our collection and archives in our bi-monthly Friends newsletter, featuring articles by historian Gary M Best
  • Invitations to Friends events and fundraisers
  • Early bird access to certain ticketed New Room events

The Friends newsletter is sent bi-monthly, offering members exclusive access to articles about the New Room collection, archive and history.  The newsletter explores the lives of important people from the New Room's history, profiles photos and items from our collection, and delves deeper into social issues, prayer, hymnody and more.

Click on the newsletter for a taster of what to expect from our Friends newsletters from the March 2021 edition which looked at the life of 18th century preacher Joseph Benson and the origins of the UK's most popular hymns "Jerusalem" and "How Great Thou Art".

How to become a Friend

To become a Friend, please download and complete the Friends of the New Room Registration Form.

Please return the signed form, your details and payment for the attention of the Secretary of Friends at the New Room to friends@newroombristol.org.uk or by post to The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE.

Payment can be made by Direct Debit, PayPal or by cheque (made payable to 'John Wesley's Chapel' and not to the New Room, due to bank account identification requirements).