This fine 15th century church is associated with famous Methodist preacher, George Whitefield, and with Robert Raikes, a founder of the international Sunday School movement. The legendary banker, Jemmy Wood, is buried hers. Whitefield and Raikes were both educated in the adjoining Old Crypt Schoolroom. W.E.Henley, who penned the poem, Invictus, is also associated with the Crypt School.
The church, which is situated in Southgate Street, will be open from 11.30am to 3.00pm on Thursday and Friday, 12.00 noon to 1.30pm on Saturday and 12.00 noon to 2.00pm on Sunday.
FREE tours of the Bell-Ringing Chamber are available on Saturday from 12.00 noon to 1.30pm. Pre-booking is required.Tickets available from the Tourist Information Centre in Southgate Street.
A performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night will be performed in the church by Tyger Productions at 7.00pm on Thursday and Friday and 1.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday. Pre-booking is required.Tickets are £6, £5 for concessions and are available from the Tourist Information Centre.
This event is one of many making up Gloucester History Festival and Heritage Open Days.