At St Mary de Crypt Church, visit the classroom of one of the first Tudor grammar schools and the grave of the creator of Sunday schools, Robert Raikes. Since its founding in the 12th century, the church has played an important role in the lives of its parishioners. See the renaissance pulpit from which the 18th-century Evangelist George Whitfield--who brought Methodism to America--preached for the first time. The altar space features a medieval fresco depicting the magi bearing gifts. Apart from the church and the crypt, you can also tour the ringing chamber; the bell tower houses eight 18th-century bells. Make St Mary de Crypt Church a centerpiece of your Gloucester vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Gloucester road trip planner.
St Mary de Crypt Church reviews
What a lovely church! Full of character and charm with great architecture. Exceptionally well maintained grounds and an interesting interior which ouses history. more »
Very historic building. Graveyard a bit rundown and untidy. Few places to sit and contemplate life etc! Worth a look if you are passing. more »
Interesting medieval drain in school room and wall paintings in church
Welcoming staff and nice and tranquil to visit for a Sunday
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