Glos Santa Fun run

Glos Santa Fun run is on Saturday 10th December 2022 at 9.30 Registration for 10am start – this year in Kings Square.

This event is gaining popularity year on year and is run by our very own vice-president Matt Cass.

Register at or on the day in Kings Square.

RIP Queen Elizabeth II

The Club is deeply saddened by the news of Her Majesty’s passing and wish to express our condolences to all her family.

Crypt School Speech Day

You are invited to join the School Speech Day.

  • 18:00 – Drinks and Nibbles
  • 19:00 – Prizes and speeches

Please reserve your seat by emailing Hazel Wasley

Old Cryptians’ Club Buffet Supper

Just a reminder that if you haven’t already purchased your tickets for the OCC Buffet Supper the deadline is Tuesday 14 June (for catering purposes)

Old Cryptians’ Club Buffet Supper
Saturday 18 June
5.00 – 8.00pm
St Mary de Crypt, Southgate Street, Gloucester

Tickets are now available for the buffet with a cash preferred bar on 18 June at St Mary de Crypt from 5.00pm – 8.00pm.
They can be purchased from this link….
Any queries please email 

The Cryptian 2022

Once again we’re calling on members to put pen to paper to provide an article for The Cryptian. The publication only survives on people taking part to provide content so if you feel you would like to contribute then please do contact me. It would be great to get some fresh and original articles for the next publication. 

Digital Archive

In the last eNews I was pleased to tell you about the fantastic work done by Richard Briggs with digitising some of the OCC Archive which is held in the Heritage Hub in Gloucester. The first phase of this work was carried out with the kind sponsorship of one of our members and we’re now looking for further sponsorship to continue this vital work. If you are interested then please do contact me via You can view the work being done here:

Raising money for The Bursary Fund

The easy way

By changing the URL you use to access Amazon you could be donating 0.5% of the purchase price to the Bursary Fund every time you shop.  So far, OCs have raised £75 with no effort required!  Next time you are tempted to cycle Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the bursary, think again and set up the the Amazon way – no blisters, no planning, no effort.

The simplest way to do this is to use the from any PC, laptop or mobile device.  If this is your first time there, you will be asked to accept cookies – I recommend not accepting all cookies and use the confirm my choice option.  Annoyingly this takes you away from the page you want to be on,  So, go back to and select Start Shopping.

You may need to log in at this point, but from now on you should be raising money each time you shop at

If you use the Amazon app on an Android phone/tablet you can set up in the Settings.

  1. Check that you have the latest version of the Amazon app. Update instructions are here.
  2. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device.
  3. Login.
  4. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’.
  5. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn Amazon Smile on.

The instructions seem to suggest that it is the same for the iPhone/iPad app, but I don’t see it on my phone.  Instead I have saved the page using “Add to home screen” from the share options.  This saves the page you are looking at as a new “app” on your home screen (with the Amazon Smile logo).

OCC Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 22 March 2022

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Crypt School Sports Block at 6.00pm (also on Zoom)

More information here.

The Old Cryptians’ Club Annual Dinner is later in the year on
Saturday 18 June at Discover deCrypt


John Mitchell (1949-’56)

We are saddened to learn of the passing of long term OCC member and past president (Bert) John Mitchell on December 23rd.

Our condolences go out to all his family and friends.



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