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“Wonderful bit of history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of John Wesley's Chapel

John Wesley's Chapel
36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
+44 117 926 4740
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Ranked #27 of 296 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful bit of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Go see this great bit of Christian history if you're in Bristol's city center. It's a nice break from the busy city outside and you get to walk back in time to the life of John Wesley. You can go at your own pace, so you won't feel 'stuck' there, but do go; it's worth it.

Visited April 2013
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“Peaceful spot in the bustle city center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A nice spot in the middle of the "old" town of Bristol. Nice to stop by and have a lazy coffee/tea. It can be easily missed as it is in between all the top brand shops.

Visited October 2013
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“Up for a Prayer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A well kept and interesting historical building used by John Wesley. A fine example of its period and well worth a visit and can be found in the heart of the shopping precinct close to amenities and restuarants.

Visited November 2012
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Great place to visit, a place of peace and quiet in the middle of town. Have coffee and cake on saturday mornings for the community which is nice & cheap

Visited February 2013
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“A must for the Methodist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This beautiful little chapel is a peaceful and educational experience. Standing in the chapel, you can almost hear the sermons, the hymns, the prayers. There is a museum in the basement of the chapel that chronicles the life of John Wesley with many artifacts. Much of what is on display are items from John's life traveling the country such as handwritten sermons.

Visited September 2013
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