Inside the church Harold prays. He entered the church in the early morning, and placed holy relics upon the altar. He then made a vow that if the Lord granted him success in the coming battle; he would greatly endow the church. Accompanied by the clergy, and with a procession leading the way, he came to the doors of the church where, turning towards the crucifix, witnessed an incredible sight. The crucified one, who had previously been looking directly ahead, now bowed his head. This miracle was witnessed by Turkill, the sacristan and was interpreted as a bad omen. In the event that it proved true, Osgod and Æthelric were requested to accompany Harold in order to recover his body.