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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  • Visited during our walk around Gloucester Docks area this Sunday. Unfortunately the church is shut Sundays ?????????? It looked rather decrepit with untidy grave yard and the church appeared to be use...  more »
  • St. Mary de Crypt Church Don’t let the weeds in the church’s graveyard keep you from touring one of church history’s historic landmarks where the renowned evangelist George Whitefield grew up attendin...  more »
  • We were luck enough to be given 'the potted tour' by a friendly local lady. Interesting history relating to the early Methodists and the Sunday School Movement,  more »

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