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Bristol Castle

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  • Day7


    May 25, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Als deutlich weniger sehenswert empfanden wir Bristol. Die Stadt bietet wenig Interessantes. Ein absolutes Highlight an Bristol war allerdings das Treffen mit einer Schulfreundin, die ich seit über 20 Jahren nicht mehr gesehen habe. Wie der Zufall es wollte verschlug es die mittlerweile in Großbritannien lebende just an dem Tag geschäftlich nach Bristol, an dem wir auch in der Ecke waren.Read more

  • Day80

    John Wesley Chapel, Bristol

    July 20, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    The New Room, the oldest Methodist building in the world, was built in 1739. It was too small and not well-built, so it was rebuilt and enlarged in 1748. Except for the pews, it is the same as then. At that time, men and women sat separately on benches. There was no organ, but the congregation was taught the hymns in stanzas, and then they sang with enthusiasm. In other churches singing was only done by a choir or not at all. There are no windows on the ground floor, to protect against mobs.

    Wesley promoted the idea of helping the less fortunate. The New Room was a multipurpose building with a food shelf, natural medicines, a school for children, and visits to a nearby prison were arranged. Services are still held there: we attended one that day, and thought, "This is where it all began!"

    Note: The chapel was used in filming a courtroom scene for the BBC series, Poldark, season 2.
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