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Church of the Holy Cross, Sherston
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Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Dedication The Holy Cross
Parish Sherston
Deanery North Wiltshire
Archdeaconry Malmesbury
Diocese Bristol
Province Canterbury

The Church of the Holy Cross is the Anglican church in the village of Sherston, Wiltshire, England. It is Norman and contains many interesting religious items, including remains of Norman wall decoration, and a crucifix donated to the church by Italian soldiers during World War II. Sung Eucharist is held at the church every Sunday at 9.30 am and the church is also open every day for silent prayer.

The church is Grade I listed.


The Domesday Book of 1086 recorded a church at Sherston. A Norman church was built c. 1170 and fragments of this can be seen in the present church.

The church was built in the 13th century and extended in the 15th. The tower was rebuilt in 1733 in the Gothic revival style. Victorian restoration was carried out in 1876-7 by T.H. Wyatt.

Pevsner writes: "An impressive church with a crossing tower, almost too high for the rest."


The parish is part of the Gauzebrook group of churches. Services are held on Sunday, and a coffee shop is open at certain times during the summer. There is a regular prayer group meeting.

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