Holy Cross, Ferrymead Gardens

This is the oldest building in Greenford, Holy Cross Old Church, parts of which date from the 14th century. By the 1940s it was too small for its congregation and a new church was built alongside it, in spite of the onset of WW2. The gravestones surrounding it reflect local history as they bear the names of local landowners, such as the Ravenor family.  The Celtic monument to the north of the Old Church is a memorial to a former resident of Greenford Hall, just across the road. Both the old and the new churches remain important to the community, the next event is an arts festival between the 5th and 8th of July. You can find out more about the festival and the church by clicking here.

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