St Mary de Crypt Church, Gloucester

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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 .
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  • We had looked forward to exploring Gloucester with its quirky historic remnants of churches, monasteries etc. scattered around its centre. However, except for the cathedral most of the historical attr...  more »
  • wonderful architecture, atmospheric inside, its a lovely place to visit and see how the Gloucester folk of old worshipped. its in middle of town and outside can be rowdy with drunks and unfortunate ho...  more »
  • You could easily miss this little church but it is well worth a visit and is a little historical gem. Friendly helpful staff guide you if required.  more »
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