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The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel

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Well designed museum

Visit the chapel for free and then go up to the museum in the building behind. Very reasonable, 6... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fiona L
A place of importance in English ecclesiastical modern history. Very interesting.

This is the first real Chapel from the 1700's where John Wellesley started his mission to make... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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All reviews the main shopping area living quarters an oasis of calm quiet reflection his life lots of history city centre slave trade nice cafe worth a visit cabot circus methodist religious pulpit oldest volunteers preached
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind review; it is much appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The oldest Methodist chapel in the world is tucked away among the shops of Bristol. Inside it's an oasis of calm, simplicity and interest to anyone, regardless of a belief or not. Upstairs it's worth the £6 admission to the museum for the fascinating insight...More

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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for your review; we appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 21 August 2018

We had visitors with us who wanted to see John Wesley's chapel. It was easy to find off a pedestrianised area and as you approach you see a statue of John Wesley on his horse. This was the way he travelled 250,000 around the Uk...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a chapel with a lot of history. Very peaceful when inside .you wouldn't believe you were in the middle of town.also a garden you can sit in. Very interesting to understanding of John wesley

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a lovely place to visit if you’re in the city centre , is just fascinating! The staff is lovely and helpful, they love to chat and answer at all your questions . In the back there is a cosy bar , so nice and...More

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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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