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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. 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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  • 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 »
  • Located next to the ski centre, without a car. But views with a little high ground, so calm down.
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  • This delightful Church is a real find A gem of a church to exploreturn George Whitfield one of the founders of the Methodist Church preached his first sermon from the 17th century Pulpit and there is ...  more »