The Ghost of the Red Monk
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Holy Cross Church is thought to have been a priory or chapter house in the middle ages inhabited by either monks or nuns.
It is a small church with an unbuttressed tower and a 14th Century nave. The chancel was rebuilt in brick in 1597. The porch is timber and is 15th Century. The oldest part is the area of the grey perpendicular windows, not the tower which was added later. It is believed that the rear part of the church, built from red brick was added in Elizabethan times.
The Red Monk
It is said that Holy Cross church is haunted by the ghost of a Monk wearing red robes.
Over the years people travelling to work in the early mornings have reported seeing the figure of the Monk moving across the road on which they travelled into the grounds of Holy Cross church. Footsteps have also been heard in the church and the same figure has also been seen crossing the road heading towards St Nicholas church, Laindon.
Local legends say that if you run 'Widdershins' around the church on All Hallows Eve the ghost of the Red Monk will appear.
You are looking for a small black clip-lock box.
Va gur vil pbirerq gerr ol n fgbhg zrzbevny