Lottery Funds for the Discover DeCrypt Project

The Project Team are delighted to announce that a substantial grant of nearly £1.4M has been awarded to the Discover DeCrypt project.  The renovation and regeneration of the ancient Crypt Schoolroom and St. Mary de Crypt church has thus taken a big step forward.

Subscription Increase – a Reminder

All subscribing Old Cryptians should recently have received a letter about the increase in the annual fee from £20 to £25.  Please follow the link under the Membership tab for full details.  Any query on the new arrangement should be directed to the Membership Secretary, Richard Briggs at

School Carol Service

The annual School Carol Service will take place at St. Barnabas, Tuffley on Wednesday, 14th December starting at 7.00 p.m.  Old Cryptians are invited but places are limited so do please let Sue Wales know promptly if you intend to come –  or 01452 530291

School Remembrance Service

The annual Remembrance Service will take place at the School on Friday, 11th November starting at 1030 a.m. (arrive by 1015),  All Old Cryptians are invited but do please let Sue Wales know promptly if you intend to come –  or 01452 530291

School Results 2016

The excellent results achieved by Crypt School pupils in the 2016 Exams can be found here.

OCC Committee Meeting

The first full OCC Committee meeting of the new year chaired by Bob Timms will be held on Monday 10th October 2016.  Please contact Richard Briggs for further details.

850 mile Bike Ride for the Bursary Fund

Richard Briggs (President 2015-2016) has just completed a 2 week tour of Scotland to raise money for the Old Cryptians Centenary Bursary Fund 2001.  The aim was to complete the Land’s End to John o’ Groats ride, of which the first part (to Berwick-upon-Tweed) was cycled last September, and to continue on a loop around the north and west coasts at a slightly (!) gentler pace.  The extended story, with photos, can be found at

Milestone for the Discover DeCrypt Project

The online and paper versions of the bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) were submitted on 19th August 2016.  The bid is for substantial funding of both St. Mary de Crypt Church and the adjoining Tudor Schoolroom in Southgate Street (the first location of the Crypt School).  This is an exciting milestone after many months of hard work by the dedicated team.  Further details at

Cryptians Parade and March in London

The Cenotaph Service in Whitehall, followed by the March to Horseguards, is a little over 2 months away on Sunday, 13th November.  Representatives from the Crypt School (both Old and Young Cryptians) have the honour to be invited to this public event every year.  If you have not taken part, it is an amazing and very moving experience.  Places are still available, so please contact Nino Pelopida for details:

Founders’ Day Information

Information on Founders’ Day will be emailed or posted very shortly to all Old Cryptians on our Membership List, and to those who attended in 2015.  The forms are also available for download by following links under Activities/General – 2016 Programme.