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Holy Cross, Sarratt

May 27, 2015

Holy Cross Sarratt

Welcome prayer on door

Welcome prayer on door

This Norman church has a cruciform plan – very appropriate considering it’s dedication

I found a lovely welcome prayer on the door. Incidentally, I have made it a practise to pray for all those connected with any church when I visit. This is whether it is open or not and I feel that this is an important part of this study, which is, after all, mainly concerned with how a church building can be used to communicate the faith we hold. Inside the church is very dark with a lot of dark woodwork. This gives it a good atmosphere although a light or two left on would be welcome (I understand that it is hoped to do this some time). Leaving the door open helps. To enter Holy Cross is to walk back in time and this is a church worth visiting. A well used footpath runs nearby – don’t just walk past, go in!

The visitors book, which is very prominent, showed 14 entries so far for May. There is a prayer board to leave requests on and a very good history display under the bell tower. There are some post cards for sale and a guide booklet at 1 pound only, and is a good example of a guide being on decent paper and printed in colour.

For the purposes of this study I rate Holy Cross as OK. There is a website at http://www.hcsp.net/ this gives clear directions as to how to find the church but no other visitor information.

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