Bennett’s diary extracts published in The London Review of Books reveal the playwright was caught short on a chilly Tuesday morning during the farewell service for Richard Griffiths and as the playwright was unfamiliar with the lay-out of Holy Trinity he discreetly relieved himself in the church grounds.

The award winning writer of plays like The History Boys and The Madness of George III was not aware of the toilets that do exist opposite Holy Trinity in public space next to Southern Lane.

However, the days of crossed legs are numbered with the announcement last month that a new £400,000 extension to Holy Trinity will specifically include a set of toilets – phew, what a relief.