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St Mary-de-Crypt Church and Schoolroom

Discover DeCrypt has received a grant of 1.36 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish the church and adjoining Tudor schoolroom. Mainly fifteenth-century, but of Norman origin, this was the parish church of George Whitefield, who preached his first sermon from the early Renaissance-style pulpit in 1736 and was educated at the Crypt School.  The project will bring both buildings back into full use as a place of worship, a community hub and a venue for arts and culture, open and accessible to all.  New interactive interpretation will tell the stories of significant figures, including Whitefield, in fresh, imaginative ways. The work is scheduled to take place in 2017/18 with the newly-refurbished buildings reopening in 2019.

Additional visitor information
Some steps - disabled access via the South Porch.  Refurbishment will make the buildings and facilities fully accessible.

Worship services
April - September Sacred Space every Friday at 1pm (half hour non-Eucharistic prayer and worship). Last Friday in the month Holy Communion at 1pm.  Please check the website for details.

Southgate Street
Gloucester GL1 1TP

Please note that the buildings will be closed to the public throughout 2018 while capital works take place.  The refurbished buildings will reopen early in 2019.  Please check the website for latest information before visiting.



Getting there [SO830184]
Located in centre of Gloucester.

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