Telephone:  01452 385070

Registered Charity 1167097



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Here and Now

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From April to September there is a lunchtime service on Fridays at 1.00pm. The 30 minute services have been purposely timed to encourage shoppers and office workers to take time out of their busy day to reflect and have space for God. Do come and join us

If you would like to speak to someone about a baptism, wedding or funeral at St Mary de Crypt  click here

             St Mary de Crypt is part of the Parish of Hempsted with St Mary de Lode              and St Mary de Crypt, Gloucester - Church of England, Diocese of Gloucester.

             The parish is in partnership with Gloucester Cathedral.

The Rector is Nikki Arthy who is also a Residentiary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral. Services are held at St Swithun’s, Hempsted and St Mary de Lode every Sunday.


Volunteers from the Gloucester Civic Trust currently offer guided tours and talks on a range of subjects relating to the church and the colourful characters associated with it, including 'George Whitefield and the Foundation of Methodism' and 'Robert Raikes and the Sunday School Movement'.

Opening Times

The church is open from 12 noon to 2.00pm Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays

(April - September)

If you would like to volunteer for a couple of hours a week, please do get in touch with us at the Project Office on 01452 385070 or email us at

It is the volunteers who keep the church alive and allow visitors and residents to enjoy this unique building and its rich history.


Events at St Mary de Crypt

A range of Concerts, Poetry performance, Storytelling, Art workshops and other events will resume next season from April 2017.

The Church will reopen for 2017 on MONDAY 24 APRIL