Café Closure on Thursday 4 August

Due to essential maintenance work, the Café at John Wesley’s New Room will be closed all day on Thursday 4 August. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. The rest of the site, including Museum and Chapel, will be still open! We look forward to welcoming you back in the Café on

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Site Closure – Extreme Weather Warning

Due to the forecast of an extreme heat weather warning in the South-West, John Wesley’s New Room will be closed on Monday 18th July and Tuesday 19th July. We will keep you updated of any further developments, but hope to reopen on Wednesday 20th July. Stay safe and hydrated everyone!

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Same-Sex Marriage Announcement

We are delighted to announce that John Wesley’s New Room is now available for same-sex weddings! Following a decision by the Methodist Conference last year to give local churches the option to conduct same sex marriage ceremonies in Methodist buildings our Trustees have uninanimously voted in favour of taking this

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Sharing our Justice Journey

As part of the "Walking with Micah" project Methodist Heritage invited John Wesley's New Room to share objects from the collection connected by the theme of justice. We have selected "An Account of a Trial held in Gloucester in 1743" from our library and John Wesley’s Shoe Buckles from our museum collection

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Colston 4 Press Conference

John Wesley’s New Room, the site of Wesley’s notable sermon on the abolition of slavery, hosts the ‘Colston 4’ press conference after historic court decision. Watch the live press conference – click here On 5 January, John Wesley’s New Room was delighted to host the press conference following the momentous

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A season of People and Voices

    This Autumn we are pleased to  announce our Autumn/Winter programme entitled “People and Voices” which brings together an exciting array of events, live music, learning opportunities and services for everyone across the city and beyond. This programme of work celebrates John Wesley, who despite his awareness amongst those

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We welcome Julia, our new Fundraising Officer

Welcome to our new Fundraising Officer, Julia, who introduces herself below: “Having joined the team as Fundraising Officer a few weeks ago, what has struck me about John Wesley’s New Room? “ “Firstly, I can see I have joined a fantastically committed group of staff, volunteers and wider supporters who

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Asbury 250: From Pill To Philadelphia

  Asbury 250: From Pill To Philadelphia This year marks 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,

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New Branding Revealed

  Over the past few months we have been working with a team of brand consultants, a Bristol based company called Common  to help us identify and confirm our mission, vision and values that will take us into the next 10 years and beyond. This significant piece of work will

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Why does the New Room matter to Bristol?

Our community in Bristol have been telling us why they think the New Room matters to Bristol. From the history and stories our museum shares to the tranquil space of the chapel, watch the video to discover their answers...     Curious about the objects in this video? Scroll down

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