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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

Discover DeCrypt is open 11.00am – 3.00pm Wednesday to Sunday.

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

GLOW: Guitar Recital by Keith Hyett

As part of GLOW, the Gloucester Music Festival, Bristol-based musician, Keith Hyett, performs on guitar. “Keith is a guitarist who plays in a Spanish style …

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GLOW: A Ploughman’s Tale

As part of GLOW, the Gloucester Music Festival, Robert-John Edwards (bass-baritone) performs A Ploughman’s Tale, accompanied by Sara Wilander (piano). “A Ploughman’s Tale” is a …

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Prayers for the City celebrating GLOW

Our Prayers for the City this week celebrate the start of GLOW Festival, two days of free music to bring back the light into our …

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Paint an Angel Workshop

Paint your own Guardian Angel under the expert guidance of artist Jo Howe. During this workshop you will learn how to paint with acrylics on …

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Angels Exhibition

An exhibition of Guardian Angels by local artist Jo Howe. Jo moved to Gloucester from Poland in 2005. Since then she has been involved in …

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Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night performed by the Rococo Players. Founded in 2003, Rococo Players have an enviable reputation for the quality of their productions in engaging …

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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

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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Art & Craft Workshop Vouchers for Christmas

Give the gift of a craft or art workshop this Christmas.  We are offering gift vouchers for our 2021 workshops.  The vouchers cost £25 each …

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Local, Hand-made, Fair-trade

Looking for a something special to cheer up a friend or loved one this Christmas?  We have a beautiful selection of gifts to suit all …

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