Christmas at the New Room

The New Room in Bristol Shopping Quarter, the oldest Methodist chapel in the world, has a lot going on in the lead up to Christmas and yet also provides a quiet haven for anyone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle for a few minutes!

Christmas Folk at the New Room concert

Thursday 12 December – Ben Walker, Rob Harbron and Bristol Folk Singers.

Carols by Candlelight

Taking place at 1pm and 6pm on Wednesday 18 December 2019, these services will feature a number of popular carols including Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, written by Charles Wesley, in the chapel where it was first sung in 1739.


Visit Charles Wesley’s House

Charles Wesley’s House, at number 4 Charles Street near Stokes Croft, will open for just four pre-bookable tours on the mornings of 28 November and 5, 14 and 19 December. The house – built in 1742 – was home to the hymn-writer Charles Wesley and his family from 1749-1771 and is normally only available for group bookings. Find out more HERE.

‘Away in a Stable’

Monday 23 December, 2pm. An all-age Christmas tale, told outside a real stable.

This event will be held inside in the event of bad weather.

Cards for Good Causes pop-up shop

The Cards for Good Causes pop-up shop will be selling charity Christmas cards, stocking fillers, wrapping paper and more in the Chapel from 5 November to 16 December.

Christmas and New Year opening hours

Monday 23rd Dec: 9.30am -4pm
Tuesday 24th Dec: CLOSED
Wednesday 25th Dec: CLOSED
Thursday 26th Dec: CLOSED
Friday 27th Dec: 9.30am-4pm
Saturday 28th Dec: 9.30am-4pm

Monday 30th Dec: 9.30am-4pm
Tuesday 31st Dec: CLOSED
Wednesday 1st Jan: CLOSED
Thursday 2nd Jan: CLOSED
Friday 3rd Jan: normal trading times resume (Monday-Saturday 9.30am-4pm, Closed Sundays)

For information about all things festive in Bristol Shopping Quarter, visit our Christmas page.