Sir: I much enjoy reading P.D. James (Diary, 16 November), but I think she is too alarmist about locked churches. After buy- ing the new model Crockford, and equip- ping myself with diocesan handbooks, I have found that the most obvious way to get the church key is the most effective. When there is a shop and/or a post office they will tell you who keeps the key. I have not found how to cope in town churches, but sometimes the vicar will let you have the key, or walk out with you.
54 The Hill Avenue, Worcester