General News

St. Mary de Crypt and the Tall Ships Weekend

Gloucester’s Flower Festival opens this weekend to coincide with the beginning of the TALL SHIPS WEEKEND.  There is a service St. Mary de Crypt Service Friday 22 May invite on Friday, 22nd May to celebrate the opening.  Further information under the Activities/General, Discover DeCrypt heading.

Founders’ Day Arrangements

The forms giving details of the activities on Founders’ Day – Monday, 29th June 2015 – have been published on the site.  Please look under Activities/General and sub-heading 2015 Programme.  Any changes to the arrangements will be published on this Old Cryptians’ website.

Golf on Founders’ Day, 29th June

Calling Old Cryptian golfers and friends!  Do consider joining us at Rodway Hill, a few miles outside Gloucester, for the annual golf competition played on the morning of Founders’ Day.  Please note the first tee time is 1015, not 0930 as stated in the reservation form recently emailed to members.  Bob Timms provides more details here Cryptians+Golf+Competition+Form but if a download proves difficult, please contact Bob direct on 01452 813402 or 07881401295.  We hope you can join us on the 29th June, even if your game is a bit rusty!

Appeals Clerk

The School is in desperate need of an Appeals Clerk to take notes at Appeal Hearings for places in Year 7 in September 2015.  Sue Wales, the School Secretary needs someone ‘signed up’ very soon – however the appeals won’t be until June.  Full training will be given.  Payment will also be made. If interested, please contact Sue Wales – or on .01452 530291 –  for a chat. 


AGM and Dinner – Reminder

The AGM and Dinner of the Old Cryptians Club will be held on Saturday, 21st March at Kingsholm.  Full details  and a reservation form can be found at OC Club Dinner Invitation 2015 and OC Club Dinner Reservation Form 2015 .  Arrangements for the Dinner are being co-ordinated by Steve Mace.  Do please contact Steve with any queries – 01452 830145 or   He will be glad to help.

Old Cryptians’ Club AGM and Dinner 2015

Invitations to the Old Cryptians’ Club AGM and Dinner will be sent out very soon.  In brief, the AGM, the Reunion Dinner and the Ladies Dinner will again be held at Gloucester Rugby (Kingsholm) on Saturday, 21st March at 6.45 p.m.  Do come earlier if you would like to watch England v. France (Live) on a big screen.

Discover DeCrypt

The Discover DeCrypt project is well and truly launched   and is supported by our President, Richard Browning and the OCC Committee.  There is a new space for updates on this exciting project – see Activities/General on this site.

Cenotaph Ceremony and March – 9th November

Once again the Crypt School have been invited to take part in the annual Remembrance Day service in Whitehall, to be followed by the March round to Horseguards taking the salute from a member of the Royal Family on the way.  It is a significant honour for Old Boys of the School to participate in this National event.  You do not have to be a member of the Old Cryptians’ Club to take part.  For further details please contact Richard Briggs on 01344 485273 or at

London Dinner – 8th November

The London Old Cryptians’ Club will be holding their annual dinner on Saturday, 8th November 2014 at the Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street, London.  A short AGM at 6.30 p.m. will be followed by dinner in the Williams Room at 7.00 p.m.  The cost of the meal is £25, or for those attending for the first time, £12.

Our guest speaker this year is Professor John Morehen JP MA DLitt PhD FRCO(Chm) FRCCO Hon.FGCM.  John is Immediate Pastmaster, The Worshipful Company of Musicians, Past-President, The Incorporated Society of Musicians, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Arts at The University of Nottingham and OC.

If you would like to attend the dinner, please contact Stephen Fleetwood at

Please note that the date of the dinner has been chosen to be the same weekend as the Remembrance Sunday Parade  and March in Whitehall/Horseguards.  For information on this event, please contact Richard Briggs (email   )

475th Anniversary Book

Copies of this brilliant book are still available.  Organised in 6 parts, photographs, captions and linking text are skilfully blended in 120 pages to tell the story of the Crypt School from its founding in 1539 to the present day.  Surely a must-have for any former pupil of the Crypt.  The price (in paperback) is £15.  Please contact Howard Allen on 01452 812638 or at