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Here and Now

The church and schoolrooms are now closed to the public until the buildings reopen in March 2019.  

If you would like to join a service in the city centre parish, please go to the parish website to find dates and times of current services.

If you would like to speak to someone about a baptism, wedding or funeral at St Mary de Crypt or in the

parish please email:

               St Mary de Crypt is part of the Parish of Hempsted with St Mary de Lode and St Mary                Crypt, Gloucester - Church of England, Diocese of Gloucester.

               The parish is in partnership with Gloucester Cathedral.

The Rector is Nikki Arthy who is also a Residentiary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral. Services are held at St Swithun’s, Hempsted and St Mary de Lode every Sunday.                


If you would like to find out more about the Christian faith click here


It is the volunteers who keep the church alive and allow visitors and residents to enjoy this unique building and its rich history - thank you

Visits and Hard Hat Tours at St Mary de Crypt

St Mary de Crypt is closed to the public during 2018, however there will be regular hard hat tours throughout the capital works. Tours are free, but please contact the Project Office to book a place, as numbers are limited. Hard hats and hi-vis jackets will be supplied but please wear strong walking boots or similar to protect your feet while on the building site. For your own safety, we reserve the right to deny access to anybody with inappropriate footwear. Tours are scheduled on the following dates on a Saturday:

A full range of heritage tours will again be available once we reopen in 2019.

If you would like to volunteer we have many opportunities available both this year and from 2019

onwards, please do get in touch with us at the Project Office t:01452 385070 or email us at


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Photo Credit Terry Hughes

Capital Works Update February 2018