Church now hosts two pulpits - St John's Northgate Methodist Church, Gloucester
St John's Northgate Methodist Church has become the temporary home of the pulpit from St Mary de Crypt Church, from where Gloucester-born international evangelist and one of the founders of Methodism, George Whitefield preached his first sermon.
This important historical artefact is now sited on the south wall at the church and will remain there until a regeneration project is completed.
The project, made possible through a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, will make St Mary de Crypt Church and Old Crypt School Room fully accessible community and heritage spaces in the centre of Gloucester.
The church will re-open in Spring 2019. The pulpit will be returned to its original place with a specialist interactive multimedia heritage trail.
The Revd John Kime said: "Whilst the work at St Mary de Crypt is underway, tourists can come to this church and learn more about our heritage which had a massive global impact."
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