Women at the Well

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

Until the end of September we are pleased to be displaying the locally crafted 'Women at the Well' banner at Discover DeCrypt. This banner was made by women from Gloucestershire in 2021, during a short-term creative project called Women at the Well. Using Zoom as their meeting space, the 30 women, mostly from Christian and …

Finds from the Schoolroom: Archaeology Exhibition

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

The past is right under our feet!  Find out more about the history of the Old Crypt Schoolroom. What did the archaeologists find when they dug up the floor? An exhibition about the two excavations in the Schoolroom carried out by Avon Archaeology in 2013 and 2017 and what we have learned from them.  You'll …

Wings of Hope

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

An interactive art installation for adults and children running throughout August.  After the difficulties we have all faced - and continue to face -  during the pandemic, we all need some hope in our lives. We invite you to bring your hopeful thoughts, reflections and prayers for the future to this creative community artwork.  Draw, …

Stay and Play Thursdays

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

Stuck for activities during the summer holidays? Throughout August we are running Stay and Play Thursdays for under 12s. We'll have a range of toys and games available plus art and craft activities, storytelling and more. Drinks and snacks will be available in the Schoolroom. There is a baby changing station and an accessible toilet. …

Gloucester Goes Retro Concert

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

City of Gloucester Community Choir are delighted to be returning to St Mary de Crypt for the Gloucester Goes Retro Festival. They will perform a selection of old favourites such as ‘I’d like to teach the world to sing’ and ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head’. Do come along to have a listen and maybe …

Exhibition: It Takes One Woman

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

Florence Li Tim-Oi was a pioneer of women's ministry. The first woman to be ordained priest in the Anglican Communion, while the question of women’s ordination was still hotly debated, her story has inspired generations. This exhibition covers her life in brief, from working with refugees in Macau to surviving China’s Cultural Revolution, a journey …

A Day in the Life of a Tudor School

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

A hands-on family event discovering what life was like in a Tudor school. What did you learn? What did you wear? What happened if you did something wrong?! There’ll be a chance to have a go at writing with a quill pen, making ink, trying on Tudor clothes and playing some Tudor games. You’ll even …

Concert of Medieval Music performed by Yppotryl

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

As part of this years Heritage Open Days Yppotryl presents mediaeval music - song and instrumental, dating from around the 13th to the 15th centuries. Yppotryl's three members all sing and play instruments, but most of the time Karen Jones sings soprano, whilst Rachel Tedd and Simon Pickard play various musical instruments such as psaltery, …

The Schools of Tudor Gloucester

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

As part of Gloucester History Festival's City Voices, David Evans will be giving a talk on the development of education in Gloucester. David will be talking about the pre-reformation  almonry school at St Peter’s Abbey and the medieval grammar school in Longsmith Street, the various petty schools that existed across the city, the foundation of the …

Dweller in the Shadows

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) wrote some of the most anthologized poems of the First World War and composed some of the greatest works in the English song repertoire, such as “Sleep.” Yet his life was shadowed by the trauma of the war and mental illness, and he spent his last fifteen years confined to a mental …

Prayers for Pride

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

A relaxed and contemplative time of prayer celebrating diversity and God's love for all. All are welcome to come along. After the service all are welcome to make their way to the Cathedral grounds to join in the march.

Concert: Roy Cansdale, guitar

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

As part of the Heritage Open Days and Gloucester History Festival, Roy Cansdale accompanies himself on tenor guitar in a variety of swing and jazz favourites. Free entry but please book in advance here

Gloucester Brass

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

As part of this year's Heritage Open Days and Gloucester History Festival, this fine local band returns to perform with a range of music for brass instruments. Gloucester Brass was formed in 1992 from a small nucleus of experienced players joining with some enthusiastic learners of various ages. It has grown steadily, now numbering over …

Heritage Open Days Tours

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

Discover more this with year's Heritage Open Day Tours. Find out about the pioneering figures connected to the church and schoolrooms. Learn about the role played by Joan Cooke and Robert Raikes in the development of our education system. Visit the famous Rudhall bells and hear about three generations of bell-makers working in Gloucester to …

It Takes One Woman: Talk by Christina Rees

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

The pioneering ministry of Rev Florence Li Tim-Oi, the first woman to be ordained priest in the Anglican Communion, has been inspirational for generations of women.  Christina Rees explores her life and legacy and the work of the Florence Li Tim-Oi Foundation that continues to enable women around the world to become inspirational leaders in …

Rainbow Cuppa

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

Come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Helpful literature on LGBTQ+ issues available. Fairtrade coffee, tea and snacks in the Schoolroom.

Tai Chi for Adults

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

Gentle exercise for health and fitness.

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