Our Story

Discover DeCrypt is the charity formed to manage the day to day running of  St Mary de Crypt Church and the Old Crypt Schoolrooms. Discover DeCrypt works with the PCC to ensure that events, activities, services and prayer are woven together in the life of the buildings.


Our Vision

Whilst the story of St Mary de Crypt and the Crypt Schoolroom are centuries old, our vision is the road ahead as we plan and build for new generations and tomorrow’s stories.


Our Heritage

Meet some of the historic people who have made Discover DeCrypt what it is today: the famous like George Whitefield, Robert Raikes, Joan Cooke or Jemmy Wood and the ‘ordinary’ people of Gloucester who also left their mark here.

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The Archaeology

During the refurbishment of 2018-19, we discovered all kinds of new things about the buildings. Read on to find out more and see some of the objects we dug up.

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 and are valid throughout 2021 for any of our standard workshops (dates to be fixed in January/February). You can choose from a range of art and craft activities including:

  • wet felting
  • learn to mosaic
  • easy printmaking
  • beaded jewellery
  • willow weaving
  • cyanoprint
  • Christmas wreaths and garlands

Workshops will take place on Saturdays normally between 11.00am and 3.00pm. Children are welcome but under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

To order your gift card please email us at: [email protected] with details of the recipient’s name, postal address  and number of workshops required (£25 per workshop per person) plus the name of the donor and any message. Gift cards ordered by 5.00pm on 20th December will be posted in time to arrive for Christmas.

Activity Pack downloads in a zipped file. Within this are the PDFs that you can print at home.

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