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John Wesley's Chapel

Address: 36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)117 926 4740
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Ranked #13 of 99 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I'm not a Methodist but this place is something special. Very interesting building and history and, if you only have a few minutes on a sunny day, a great place to escape the bustle of Bristol

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England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

went into the Chapel on a Saturday and had a lovely cup of tea and cake and it was nice to go up stairs and to see where John Wesley slept and to find out about the history of the Chapel was well laid out

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Stumbled on this gem by accident - the atmosphere inside is well preserved, and it is easy to imagine being in the congregation with the great man preaching from the imposing lectern!

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
72 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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chatham
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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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