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"It's magnificent."

--Albus Severus Potter (CC4.3)

A church in Godric’s Hollow. It is small, but “magnificent”, and it’s graveyard is purportedly very haunted (DH16, CC4.3). It provides a good view of Godric’s Hollow from multiple directions (CC4.8). The sanctuary has both clear windows that one can easily see through (CC4.9) and stained glass windows (DH16), as well as a rose window (CC4.10).

People were singing Christmas carols inside the church when Harry and Hermione arrived in Godric's Hollow on the night of Christmas Eve 1997. After a while, the service ended, the churchgoers left, and the lights were turned off (DH16).

This church is where Harry and his friends wait for Delphi to arrive in Godric's Hollow in 1981. After being transfigured to resemble Voldemort, Harry lures Delphi into the church. There is a fight, and Delphi is defeated (CC4.11)

It is suggested that St. Jerome's is the only church in Godric's Hollow, at least in 1981 (CC4.3).

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Notes

St. Jerome was a Doctor of the Church who thought and wrote about how women could live lives devoted to Christ (source: Wikipedia). Note the almost religious fervor with which Delphi devotes herself to Voldemort. -BB

St. Jerome's is most likely an Anglican church. -BB

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