VOICE OF WESLEY ACTOR WOWED BY STATE-OF-THE-ART MUSEUM

The actor who gave voice to John Wesley on new audio guides for the recently opened state-of-the-art museum at Bristol’s New Room, also known as John Wesley’s Chapel, returned this week for the unusual experience of being guided around the venue by his own narration. James Bradwell, who is about

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Poldark at the New Room

Poldark at the New RoomThe New Room featured as a location in series 2 of the BBC's hit period drama Poldark.The cast and crew spent 10 days in the chapel in November 2015 to make the episode, which was broadcast in October 2016.In the episode, Captain Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) faces

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NEARLY THREE CENTURIES OF HISTORY CAPTURED BY LOCAL AUTHOR

With 18 months of Heritage Lottery funded development finally at an end at the New Room in Bristol, a major new book has been released detailing nearly three centuries of Methodist history. This will be of immense interest to anyone who wants to know more about the history of Bristol as

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF WESLEY’S NEW ROOM BY HRH THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER

A visit from HRH The Duke of Gloucester, marked the official opening today (13 July) of the New Room on The Horsefair in Broadmead, marking the end of an 18-month multi-million pound development project, partly funded by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Finally poised to assume

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A new name – The New Room

To coincide with the official opening of our new visitor centre on 13th July 2017 by HRH The Duke of Gloucester, it has been decided that John Wesley’s Chapel and the new visitor centre will, moving forward, be referred to as the ‘New Room

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Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer, Pilgrim through this barren land; I am weak, but thou art mighty; Hold me with thy powerful hand: Bread of heaven, bread of heaven Feed me till I want no more. Feed me till I want no more.   Open thou the crystal fountain

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Why does John Wesley’s New Room have an unopened Coke bottle in its collection

This Coke bottle marks the Bicentennial of the birth of American Methodism (1784-1984). It was the winter of 1784 when 60 preachers arrived at the Lovely Lane Meeting House in Baltimore, Maryland. Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke led this historic conference which saw the formation of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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Francis Asbury And A Prayer For Mission

Holy God, you inspired Francis Asbury with evangelical zeal and he faithfully proclaimed the Gospel, changing the lives of many. Inspire us, we pray, by your Holy Spirit, that we, like him, may be eager to share your Good News and lead people to Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns

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Asbury Statue

The photo is of the unveiling of the memorial bronze statue of Francis Asbury on horseback by President Calvin Coolidge in Washington DC in 1924. At the age of twenty-six Asbury volunteered to go as a lay preacher to America from the New Room in 1771. It was a huge

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I vow to thee, my country

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love; The love that asks no questions, the love that stands the test, That lays upon the alter the dearest and the best; The love that never falters, the love that

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