The New Room: Wes Talks online

Wes Talks is a series of online talks that aim to explore life and faith. The talks are organised by the New Room in partnership with the Methodist Church’s Learning Network South West.

Welcoming the stranger

17 January, 7:30-9pm

How can we positively welcome refugees and asylum seekers into our local communities?

Representatives from two very different projects will be speaking about their experiences supporting and learning from families and individuals.

The panel will feature Dot Jenner from Westbury Welcome ( and Susanna Revolti from Borderlands ( They will also be joined by a member of Borderlands who is currently seeking asylum. There will be a Q&A at the end of the discussion.

The future of Fairtrade

21 February, 7:30-9pm

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from Feb 21 to March 6 2022. Join the New Room team at the beginning of the fortnight to hear how Fairtrade farmers and producers are looking to the future and responding to the challenges of climate change and other issues.

Featuring a speaker from the Fairtrade Foundation.

Earn, Save, Give – John Wesley’s Advice on Money

21 March, 7:30-9pm

John Wesley was well known for trying to live simply. His mantra was “earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can.”

How do we understand this advice today and does it still work?

The Wes Talk panel this month features:

Gary Best, historian at John Wesley’s New Room and popular author.

Karen Davies – chief executive, Purple Shoots – a limited company based in South Wales which describes itself as ‘a financial institution for people held back by circumstances.’


Tickets to these online Zoom webinars cost £5 and are available through Art Tickets:

Zoom links to join the events will be sent out by email after tickets have been purchased. The talks will also be recorded but only the panel will feature on the screen. The talk will be available to buy from the New Room’s online shop after the event. Any queries should be sent to