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Event During January 2017
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Friday, 20 January at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Mandy Briggs

Friday, 27 January at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Gordon James

Friday, 27 January at 1:20 PM
Lunchtime Concert with Clare Griffel (voice) and David Griffel (organ)

Event During February 2017
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Friday, 03 February at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Inderjit Bhogal

Friday, 10 February at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Ruth Carter

Friday, 17 February at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Phil Hewett

Friday, 24 February at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Mandy Briggs

Event During March 2017
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Friday, 03 March at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Hilary Cooke

Friday, 10 March at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Gordon James

Friday, 17 March at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd David Weeks

Friday, 24 March at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Mandy Briggs

Friday, 31 March at 1:00 PM
Holy Communion Service led by Revd Ian Cramb

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Welcome to the New Room / John Wesley's Chapel

The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement.

It was built and used by John Wesley and the early Methodists as a meeting and preaching place and the centre for helping and educating the needy members of the community.

The chapel itself is on the ground floor (where there is also a shop) and at present is only accessible from the Broadmead courtyard. Upstairs, are the Preachers’ Rooms where the MLA accredited museum is located. This contains a unique collection of papers and artifacts and tells the story of John and Charles Wesley and their life and work in Bristol. 

(PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DETAILS ABOUT CLOSURE OF THE PREACHER'S ROOMS AND LIBRARY AND UPDATES ON THE HORSEFAIR PROJECT.)

The New Room is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm all year round. Entry is free although donations are welcome.   

The shop stocks a range of items relating to John & Charles Wesley, the New Room and Methodism.

We look forward to welcoming you to the New Room; over 25,000 visitors come every year from all over the world!

Address: 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE 

Telephone: 0117 9264740

E-mail: info@newroombristol.org.uk 

Keep up to date with all the latest news by 'liking' our Facebook page - 'The New Room / John Wesley's Chapel'

We are recruiting for a new Collections Manager!

Please click on the following link for more details; New Room Collections Manager job description 

PR and Marketing Brief - help us launch our new Visitor Centre

We want to work with a Marketing and PR company / individual to help us plan and deliver an effective marketing strategy spanning the next four years. In 2017 our priority is to dramatically raise the profile of the New Room amongst Bristol residents as a cultural, heritage, leisure, community and spiritual venue in the heart of their city and maximise the publicity opportunities the opening of the Visitor Centre will offer us.

 Please open this document for more information - /NewRoomCMS/uploads/File/New Room Marketing and PR brief 2017.pdf
 

Preacher's Rooms and Library closure

The Preacher's Rooms and Library are both now closed to the public until we open our new Visitor Centre in April 2017. 
 
This is so that we can install our new museum where the Preacher's Rooms and Library are currently situated.  We will have a brand new library and archives store in the new Visitor Centre. 
 
Contents of the Library and Museum are being put into temporary storage so will not be accessible until they are moved into the new facilities.  We apologise for the inconvenience this might cause.
 
The Chapel will remain open to members of the public throughout this period of transition. 
 
If you have any queries regarding these changes please contact: info@newroombristol.org.uk or 0117 9264740
 

General information

There is a short service of Holy Communion in the chapel at 1pm on Fridays throughout the year to which all are welcome. There is also a prayer book in the chapel for visitors to write in during the week.

There is also a regular series of lunchtime concerts during the course of the year; held on Fridays at 1.20pm, immediately after the service. Please check for details of upcoming concerts by visiting the ’Events’ section of this website.  

 

The New Room is successful in securing Heritage Lottery funding to create a new Visitor Centre: February 2015

New Room/HLF Press Release - February 2015

 

Horsefair Project - creating a new Visitor Centre:

Our Heritage Lottery funded 'Horsefair project' will dramatically improve our visitor facilities as we create a new visitor centre which will include - a café, shop, library and archives space, learning space, and brand new museum.

Construction on the Horsefair Project began in January 2016 and will continue until Spring 2017. The Charles Wesley statue has been placed into storage whilst the work is ongoing but it will return as it is an integral part of the new development.

During the building works, there is no access to the New Room via the Horsefair Courtyard and there will be no public toilet facilities available. The side alley which runs alongside the New Room connecting the two courtyards is now also closed.

The New Room chapel will be open throughout the build. Access to the chapel will be through the Broadmead Courtyard

We will post progress updates on this site as well as the New Room Facebook and Twitter pages. If you have any queries, please contact us.

  
 
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