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St Mary de Crypt is a
living church
sharing our faith in Jesus Christ,
the story of our history
and heritage
and the life of the city

St Mary de Crypt Church is currently closed to the public with the exception of our Friday service at 1.00pm.

We reopen fully at 11.00am on Friday 21 January.

The Schoolroom is open throughout January 11.00am – 3.00pm Wednesday to Saturday for Fairtrade tea, coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. Please enter by the door in Marylone passage.

Coronavirus Information

For the protection of our more vulnerable visitors and for the safety of our staff and volunteers, we are asking people to continue to wear face coverings inside our buildings unless they are exempt.  

All those who enter Discover DeCrypt are encouraged to use hand sanitiser which is also available for use throughout the buildings.

We encourage visitors to make use of the QR code or to sign in for the purposes of Test and Trace.

For your reassurance, we are maintaining our current cleaning regimes and the one-way system round the building. Doors and windows continue to remain open to ensure the best possible ventilation.

Thank you for visiting and for your consideration.

We have gathered some resources for help during the Covid-19 pandemic

Upcoming Events

Rainbow Cuppa at DeCrypt

Enjoy a cuppa and a chat in a warm and welcoming venue. All LGBTQ+ and allies welcome.

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Photography and artwork by Nazir Uka

An exhibition of photography and artwork by local artist Nazir Uka. Naz has a keen eye for the beauty of familiar scenes and a particular …

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Gloucester Folk Trail

We are excited to be part of this year’s Gloucester Folk Trail. There’ll be music, storytelling, craft, food and fun…with plenty to get involved in!  …

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Invest in your Heritage: Volunteer or Donate

Discover DeCrypt relies on support from people like you to maintain these historic buildings and keep them open and accessible to all.  Some people donate their time and skills as volunteers, others make a financial gift. We are hugely grateful to all our supporters.  Without them our community and our projects wouldn’t happen. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to donate then please click the buttons below to find out more.

News and Updates

Love, Laughter and Yellow Stockings…

The excitement is mounting as we near our production dates! The atmosphere in rehearsals has been filled with laughter, as we discover just how entertaining …

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Remembering Jane, Nila, Leeze, Sophie and Milo.

It will soon be the Transgender Day of Remembrance, the annual memorial day for all those with gender dysphoria lost to violence around the world. …

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It Takes One Woman: Sarah Scotford-Smith talks to Christina Rees CBE

On the 14th of September 2021, at 7.30pm, Christina Rees CBE will be giving a talk at Discover DeCrypt about the life of Florence Li …

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Family Fun outside for Half Term

During the summer half term holiday Discover DeCrypt will be running some special events for families to explore the wild side of the churchyard. On …

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National Day of Reflection

As we reach this unwelcome anniversary, Discover DeCrypt will be joining in the National Day of Reflection on Tuesday 23 March organised by Marie Curie …

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A Quiet Day on Zoom

‘Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God.’       Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61) Pre pandemic, the thought of going on a Quiet …

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