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Reflections on Death and Life

Over the weekend of June 21st – 23rd, Discover DeCrypt staged the city’s first ever Festival of Death and Life. We had music, poetry, talks, a creative art display and crafts for the family, as well as lots of coffee and home-made cake. Those that came were full of enthusiasm. It wasn’t easy to attract […]

Iblogatory Notes (10)

Soul trading  After the thrill of opening for trading I had the notion that I would enjoy a period of some basking in the tide of praise we were receiving from visitors for the transformation of St Mary de Crypt and Schoolrooms into Discover deCrypt. But, another point of view stopped me in my tracks. Coming […]

Festival of Death and Life Review

Having just turned 26, I’ll admit that thinking about my death, and what I would like to happen to mark the end of my life, hasn’t really featured highly on my agenda. I sense that this isn’t just an age thing, rather, it’s often not until we’re confronted with the imminent death of either ourselves […]

Iblogatory Notes (8)

Who wants to be a Churchwarden? Why does anyone agree to be a churchwarden? The job comes with great responsibility and legal restraint, but with no pay. Yet sometimes a warden can get the most rewarding contacts with people who care about the church for reasons of history, architecture, liturgy, music or simply memories of […]

Farewell from Nicola (Outgoing Project Manager)

And we can’t believe we finally talked Nicola (right) in to writing a blog post! A new digital frontier I like to think that I’ve been a bit of digital pioneer during my time as Project Manager with the Discover DeCrypt project – but on reflection, what I’ve really been is primarily an enthusiastic user […]

Iblogatory Notes (7)

Bread on waters Like St Mary de Crypt church, the attached schoolrooms have seen many different uses during its long history, though not as dramatic as an ammunition store or an inn, or even as target practice for Royalist forces lodged at Llanthony! A panorama of the schoolrooms as they are today Their use as […]