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St Mary de Crypt Church, Gloucester

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Church Tourist Spot
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. Plan your visit to St Mary de Crypt Church and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Gloucester vacation builder.
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  • 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 »
  • We would have loved to see the interior of this church but it seems to have very restricted opening hours, only being open between noon and 2pm each day. From the outside, we could see that it is 15c,...  more »
  • A grade 1 listed 15TH century church, lots of displays on show. It is associated with famous Methodist preacher George Whitefield (who took Methodism to America) & with Robert Raikes, a founder of the...  more »

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