St Mary de Crypt Church, Gloucester

4.7
#4 of 16 in Historic Sites in Gloucester
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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  • An interesting view of Gloucester, the guide was very knowledgable about the history of the church and the school room. Admission free well worth a visit.  more »
  • From the outside parts of the church look awful and you can tell there hasn't been the money there throughout the years to look after it. However, please go inside as it is lovely. We were told £1m ha...  more »
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  • 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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