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Richard Atkins and Mark Jones of BBC Radio

Gloucestershire will be setting off on the trail of

George Whitefield this month. They’ll be travelling

to the USA and following the route of the 18thc

Methodist preacher, once ‘the most famous man in

the world’, from Savannah, Georgia, to

Newburyport, Massachusetts.

The documentary will be broadcast on BBC radio in May.  

You can follow their journey on twitter :   #whitefieldusa

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We are delighted to announce that the Discover DeCrypt CIO and the PCC of Hempsted with St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt, Gloucester, have received a confirmed grant of 1.36million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Discover DeCrypt will transform St Mary de Crypt Church and the Old Crypt Schoolroom, Southgate Street, Gloucester from historic buildings in danger of decay and dilapidation into a sustainable heritage attraction, educational resource, cultural venue and community facility in the heart of Gloucester, which is open and available to all. Detailed design work will take place in 2017 with work on site due to start in January 2018 and the buildings reopening in April 2019… on

We are delighted that sufficient funding, supported by loans, is now in place to enable the project to

start up again in March. Grants from trusts, including GBP50,000 from the Garfield Weston

Foundation, GBP26,000 from Allchurches Trust, together with generous donations from individuals,

have helped to close the gap.

We are enormously grateful to all those who continue to support the project.

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