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The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel

Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Must see historical gem

Lovely building with such an interesting historical background. Really good stop in busy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LaurieStory
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Santa Monica, California
Communion service

Every Friday, a 20-minute communion service is held in the New Room. It is a chance to pause in the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
silkyanteater42
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739 and extended in 1748) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement. It was built and used by John and Charles Wesley and the early Methodists as a...more
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36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely building with such an interesting historical background. Really good stop in busy Broadmead. Have a moment of quiet contemplation or learn something new!

Date of experience: November 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words; we appreciate you taking the time to visit.

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Every Friday, a 20-minute communion service is held in the New Room. It is a chance to pause in the busy working week and have a moment of reflection and prayer. The service is taken by various ministers from the area, and sometimes by overseas...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Amidst the icy cold wind of Bristol today, this delightful cafe offered a sanctuary with a super selection of treats too. Sadly I didn't have enough time to explore, but the cafe was delightfully decorated and comfy, selection of cakes were overwhelming (for gluten free...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review; we do seek to offer a wide selection of cake options in the cafe, including gluten free. We hope to welcome you back soon to explore the rest of the site.

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Interesting museum about the history of Methodism, Good food and friendly service in the cafe. Beautiful chapel. Worth spending 2-3 hours there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review; so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful chapel.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Visit the chapel for free and then go up to the museum in the building behind. Very reasonable, 6 pounds entry and if you have already purchased something in the cafe, keep your receipt to get 20% off the entrance fee. Ticket valid for a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your review; so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is the first real Chapel from the 1700's where John Wellesley started his mission to make changes in Church practices and the involvement of lower social classes in Christianity. The design of the Chapel was markedly different from the established church. Parisioners stood. Some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks for your kind review; it is much appreciated.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

There is a tiny cafe offering healthy food and inside the chapel there was a lecture going on........nice to take in the local history!

Date of experience: September 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks for your kind words; we appreciate you taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Visiting The New Room chapel was one of the best things i did during a work visit to Bristol, the congregation members were incredibly kind. I attended the Friday service (never been to a Methodist church before) and the experience will remain in my memory...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words; we are so pleased that you could join us for the Friday service and delighted to have created such a lovely memory for you.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

This is a place we wanted to visit as it is important to understand John Wesley and his contribution in Methodism. Surprise to find the chapel in the middle of busy Bristol yet well maintained and in tip top condition. When we stepped into the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope we've achieved the balance of the new and old world functioning as one and so pleased that you were able to enjoy our community choir on the day of your visit.

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Really worth seeking out this little gem. I felt a real sense of peace and appreciation for John Wesley's work especially in social justice. A friendly volunteer pointed out features in the chapel. Amazing that it was one of very few buildings that survived WW2...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words and, we agree, it is a little gem!

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Yes, all are welcome to take communion at our service.
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Our opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Please check our website for variations during public holidays.
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