The churchyard at St Mary de Crypt in Southgate Street will be closed for more than a year as work at the centuries-old church gets underway.
From www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk (with ads, autoplay video and pop ups – and an alarmingly large photo of a past president of the OCC)
Well – it’s all starting to happen! After months of behind-the-scenes work, we are one step closer to appointing a contractor: we’ve shortlisted five who will be asked to submit their detailed proposal and costs. Once the Heritage Lottery Fund have approved our preferred contractor, we’ll be able to sign on the dotted line! We hope to be able to announce the successful bidder in early December, with work programmed to start on site in the New Year.
Nick Dyer, Headmaster of the Crypt School and Bob Tims, President of the Old Cryptians Club are making a joint Appeal to Cryptians for the funds necessary to allow the Discover DeCrypt Project to get underway, following the successful award by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Time is short. Please act NOW.
Bob Timms recognises the funding milestone and thanks contributors to the project in a message published today
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.
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
Catch up with the latest programme of events by reading Discover DeCrypt eNews. The committed Project Team are working hard to raise awareness about this exciting project centred on St. Mary de Crypt Church and the associated Tudor Schoolroom. Find more on this site under Activities/General.
The funeral for Tony Pugh was held on 26th January 2016 at the Northgate Methodist Chuch of St John. The following Old Cryptians were able to attend, some with their wives: Richard Browning, Eric Stephens, Howard Allen, Jill Harvey, Roger Davis and Mike Nuth. A number of Masonic members were also present as was Nikki Arthy representing St Mary De Crypt, with others from that community, as well as the Discover De Crypt group. The School was represented by the Headmaster and Sue Wales.
Tony was a long standing and enthusiastic member of the Old Cryptians Club and supported the Club’s activities into his 90th year. He will be remembered for the solemn roll call at the Annual Dinner of Old Cryptians who died in the year. He was often called upon to say grace at this and other dinners. He simply loved his old School.
Tony was also Churchwarden of St. Mary de Crypt church for many years.
A full obituary will be published in the 2016 Cryptian magazine.
(Apologies for all readers of this website for not being able to give advance notice of Tony’s funeral.)