The Vision of Discover DeCrypt

Discover DeCrypt is the project to refurbish and maintain the Grade I listed medieval church of St Mary de Crypt and the adjoining Tudor Schoolroom in the heart of Gloucester, making them accessible to all.  These beautiful buildings are a central part of Gloucester’s heritage and history. As residents moved out of the city centre in the twentieth century, use of the buildings declined. In 2009 the Schoolroom was closed as it had become unsafe.   The project has brought the buildings back into full use as a cultural venue, community hub and place of worship and prayer.

Faith

Story

Life

SHARING A SACRED SPACE

PUTTING OUR RESOURCES TO WORK FOR THE COMMON GOOD

PRESERVING HERITAGE FOR THE FUTURE

MAKING HERITAGE AND HISTORY ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

PROVIDING A COMMUNITY SPACE THAT IS AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE AND WELCOMING

Offering people a space for engaging with and exploring spirituality.

Partnering with other organisations so people can learn skills and access support.

Keeping the buildings in good repair & making them financially self-sufficient.

So that people can enjoy and learn from it.

So that people can build relationships and engage with the community.

  • Celebrating the life of the Christian Church through prayer, worship and community engagement
  • Volunteering experience for young people and refugees
  • Inviting visitor donations
  • Heritage tours
  • Performance space for drama groups, school and local community choirs, music and dance groups
  • Making our Christian heritage accessible
  • Courses in life skills, employability and core learning
  • Commercial letting of space
  • Learning packs for schools & families
  • Exhibition space
  • Running spirituality days particularly through the arts
  • Exhibitions to raise awareness of social issues
  • Running courses and workshops
  • New multi-sensory interpretation – app, talking pen trail, guide
  • Meeting space for local groups
  • Providing a quiet space for personal prayer & contemplation
  • School holiday clubs
  • Selling souvenirs, tea/coffee etc
  • Improvements to the building e.g. toilets, lift, heating, lighting, hearing loop, sound system
  • Classes in health and fitness, arts and wellbeing
  • Offering hospitality to all
  • offering a listening ear to those in need
  • Dementia friendly
  • Baby and toddler playgroups

Faith

Story

Life

Offering people a space to engage with and explore spirituality.

  • Celebrating the life of the Christian Church through prayer, worship and community engagement.
  • Making our Christian heritage accessible.
  • Running spirituality days particularly through the arts.
  • Providing a quiet space for personal prayer & contemplation.
  • Offering hospitality to all.

Partnering with other organisations so people can learn skills and access support.

  • Volunteering experience for young people and refugees.
  • Courses in life skills.
  • Exhibitions to raise awareness of social issues.
  • Debt advice.
  • Young parents group.

Keeping the buildings in good repair & making them financially self-sufficient.

  • Inviting visitor donations.
  • Commercial letting of space.
  • Running courses and workshops.
  • Selling souvenirs, tea/coffee etc

So that people can enjoy and learn from it.

  • Heritage tours.
  • Learning pack for schools & families.
  • New multi-sensory interpretation – app, talking pen trail, guide.

  • Improvements to the building e.g. toilets, lift, heating, hearing loop.
  • Dementia friendly.

So that people can build relationships and engage with the community.

  • Performance space for drama groups, school and local community choirs.
  • Exhibition space.
  • Meeting space for local groups.
  • Classes in health and fitness, arts and wellbeing.
  • Toddler playgroup.

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