Our outgoing project manager Nicola writes her first (and sadly last!) blog post about her time with the Discover DeCrypt project.
Like St Mary de Crypt church, the schoolrooms have seen many different uses during its long history, though not as dramatic as an ammunition store or an inn, or even as target practice for Royalist forces lodged at Llanthony!
Having already written about sneak peeks that I’d been fortunate enough to have before the official re-opening this weekend, there was plenty left over to surprise and delight me at the church’s Open Day Event on Saturday March 23rd. Read my latest blog to find out my highlights from the event – Zoe.
This afternoon (Saturday 9th March), the Church of St. Mary de Crypt opened its doors to around forty volunteers and visitors ahead of its official reopening in two weeks’ time. Young and old were treated to a warm welcome from the Rector, Rev. Canon Nikki Arthy, who praised the efforts of everyone involved in the […]
Aspects Of Love It is curious how events, even if they appear of small significance at the time, can often make the difference between success and failure. In the early 1990’s it was my perception that St Mary de Crypt had an uphill struggle to survive as a church or, indeed, as any place contributing […]
It wasn’t a typical office lunchtime when I donned a hard hat, his-vis jacket, and steel capped boots to see the final reconstruction work at The Gloucester DeCrypt project, but nevertheless it was an effort worth taking. I moved to Gloucester around eighteen months ago, so for the entire time I’ve lived in the city […]
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose String Quartet musicians performing as part of Gloucester History Festival at the Church The Discover deCrypt project is not just about creating a practical flexible space that can be cleaned, maintained and heated. We are very fortunate to have on board in the management/development team Jessica Gordon, […]
As part of the work on our interpretation panels, with our interpretation designer Exhibition Plus, we made a visit to the Gloucestershire Archives to see what treasures it holds about our buildings. As a medieval historian by trade, I was extremely eager to volunteer for this particular job; I love archives, it can be such […]
A re-baptism There has already been publicity about the wonderful rainwater gulley found when the schoolroom floor was excavated, and how the steady watching brief of an archaeologist was welcome to oversee its ‘re-birth’. I was fascinated by the simple elegance of the structure, and puzzled that it could be so emphatically covered with dense […]
Volunteering – The Historical Research Group I knew when I met Jess to talk about volunteering back in 2016 that the historical research group was the perfect match for me. I had recently started my own history blog creating biographies of people from the details on gravestones in churchyards and cemeteries and Discover DeCrypt wanted to […]