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John Wesley's Chapel

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Address: 36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
Phone Number: +44 117 926 4740
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Description: The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world...
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 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 is accessible from either the Broadmead or Horsefair courtyards. 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.
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The oldest Methodist Church in the world

This is a fascinating place to visit. There is so much to learn about John Wesley and his work. It is miracle that it survived the bombing of Bristol In the second World War. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a fascinating place to visit. There is so much to learn about John Wesley and his work. It is miracle that it survived the bombing of Bristol In the second World War. It is an oasis in what is now a busy shopping area

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful, peaceful place to visit with such a history to it. We enjoyed visiting here and left a few prayers for family members no longer with us.

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Martock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Location, friendly guides, and helpers. Especially emotive as we are lifelong Methodists, so it is almost a pilgrimage to see where the founder lived.

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Santa Maria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My wife and I were in Bristol for business and stopped by this Chapel to think about the impact of John and Charles Wesley on Britain and America. These two men changed generations because of the faithfulness. The day we visited there was a organ recital and we just loved it. If we are ever back we will certainly come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My partner and I stopped in out of curiosity. It is a truly beautiful little museum. The men there were truly passionate about this man and his mission of peace and love. One man in particular walked through the preachers rooms with us and explained the artifacts and exhibits. We spent no more than 40 minutes there, but it was... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Hard to find this place open, but once in it was beautiful. Recommend for a leisurely stop but not a primary destination.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was very surprising to find this place tucked in the main shopping area. The original building dates from 1739 and was enlarged in 1748. The simple chapel, pulpit and rooms upstairs have survived intact, and there is a remarkable atmosphere of peace and calm inside. There is no charge for entry and the guides are very welcoming and helpful.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Just a few yards from the bustle of Broadmead chopping centre is this beautiful and truly remarkable haven of peace. Go and sit there for 15 or 20 minutes and consider what these people went through to be able to worship as they wanted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a bit of a *Geheimtip* in Bristol and is a real gem when you need a bit of peace and quiet after a hectic day in town or shopping in Broadmeads. Real treat: the coffee & cake morning on Saturdays before 12 noon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Hidden gem in the centre of Bristol. A beautiful and contemplative space with a fascinating history.

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Additional Information about John Wesley's Chapel

Address: 36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
Phone Number: +44 117 926 4740
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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