This Saturday 14 December there’ll be Carol Singing for Christian Aid from 10.30am outside in Southgate Street, with mince pies and hot drinks in the Schoolroom. Then in the afternoon Chloe of the Midnight Storytellers brings us some Festive Fables at 2.15pm. Free family storytelling – take a break from Christmas shopping and settle down with a cup of tea or mulled apple juice.
Struggling with your Christmas shopping? Help is here!
If you are struggling with your Christmas shopping, don’t despair! We will be holding a Christmas ‘Pop-up’ shop every Saturday in December up to Christmas. This will be a festival arrangement of our current stock, with some additional goods from local crafters. We will also be serving seasonal refreshments: mulled apple juice, hot chocolate and mince pies/Christmas biscuits. Beautiful, original gifts that also support Discover DeCrypt…how can you resist?
Tree of Remembrance
For many of us Christmas is a time when we particularly remember those we love who are no longer with us to share the festive season. In the chancel is a tree where you can hang a star with the name of a loved one and leave a prayer request if you wish.
Three Wise Mop Men
Come and visit our walk-in nativity in the Raikes Chapel
This year we have a beautiful collection of mop people representing the Holy Family, shepherds and wise men. Come and say hello!
2020 Art and Craft Workshops
Booking opens in January
We have an exciting programme of art and craft workshops coming in 2020. There will be mosaics, painting with pastels, watercolour, clay coil pots, basket weaving, wet felting, gift making workshops and family workshops. We’ll be posting dates in January. If you’d like to go on the list for Early Bird booking discounts please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be closed for Christmas from Monday 23 December to Wednesday 1 January inclusive. Have a very merry Christmas and happy new year!
Dates for your diary…
Sunday 19 January Christian Unity Service at 6pm Thursday 30 January Brexit Coffee Morning at 11.00am Tuesday 25 February Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday 5.00pm
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Take part in Gloucester’s very first VIRTUAL Santa Fun Run and help a very worthwhile charity.
Run, Walk, Stroll or Jog a 5 kilometre course:
The plan was to do the fun run on Saturday 5th December 2020 in the city but obviously due to COVID19 we cannot in all honesty have the fun run and promise to keep everyone safe and lets face it we wouldn’t be doing our job if we weren’t keeping everyone safe.
Dr. Steve Ward – BLACK PERFORMERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY CIRCUS
Dr. Steve Ward (’63-’70) has published a short article “Black Performers of the 19th Century Circus” for Black History Month and as a precursor to his next book Artistes of Colour; Ethnic Diversity and Representation in the Victorian Circus will be published by the Modern Vaudeville Press in February 2021.
The latest edition of The Cryptian magazine has been published as an online only magazine and is available to all members and non-members.
This edition is available for download as well as the online presentation but we felt that the logistical and administration burden of sending physical copies to members was too much given the huge additional workload that school office is under during this pandemic period.