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John Wesley's Chapel

36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
44 (0)117 926 4740
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Ranked #13 of 94 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Remember coming here when it had just reopened in 1977 and now we live nearby and it's lovely and grounding to return and see it. Always a quiet source of solace in a busy noisy town.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

In the middle of the Broadmead and Cabot Centre shopping malls is the historic gem of the Methodist Church. John Wesley's Chapel or 'The New Room' is where John and Charles Wesley lived in the formative years of Methodism. As historical building this is a gem of a church but is also a place that can be a spiritual bolt-hole... More

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Hidden gem in the centre of the city that every traveller should visit. Humble church building with a wonderful history.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

No-one would claim Broadmead was a triumph of city planning and the new galleries hardly lift the spirits but..... This chapel is a delight - cool. calm and spiritual in this gloomy place. And you can almost feel the power that Wesley must have brought to this chapel.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was just fascinating: the place where John Wesley built the first Methodist Chapel, and which he made the base for much of his ministry, and that of his colleagues, in the West Country. The building itself is fascinating, and the museum displays showing the lives and history of these Methodist pioneers. They had what we would nowadays call a... More

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New Jersey
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for spectacular spot, it is not right place. However I could feel the history. It was a hidden gem for me in the busy street. You can feel the different world once you step in the Chappell.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Hard to explain but a place you just must see, right in the middle of Bristol main shopping centre, steeped in history and well worth the time to take in all the information that is available.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This lovely little chapel is the oldest Methodist chapel in the world! Built by John Wesley in 1739 as a preaching and meeting place for the Methodist movement. There are many items in this peaceful place that were here when John Wesley and his famous hymn writing brother Charles stayed in the building.The New Room has weekly services and recitals... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A haven of tranquility in this busy city! Superb example of a chapel with lots of info about Wesley and Methodism in General. Staffed by friendly and knowledgable volunteers. Entry is free and well worth a visit.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Stumbled upon it. An elderly gentleman gave us an in depth history of the place. Lovely chap! It's free..that was a plus

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