Locked doors with strange murals that won't open without an equally strange and stylish key are frequent events in the Resident Evil games, and Resident Evil 4 is no different in this regard.
Every so often, you will encounter a locked door that requires a key or a mechanism to open. One of the early obstacles in your path in Resident Evil 4 is the church gate in Chapter 3. As you probably know, Ashley, aka Baby Eagle, is being kept as a hostage in this church, which is why getting into it is even more important. As such, here's our guide explaining how to get the church key in Resident Evil 4.
Church-key location in Resident Evil 4
You can find the church in the mural cave in chapter 4 of Resident Evil 4. However, the key is locked behind an altar in the mural cave. You have to place two objects here to unlock the altar and get the church key. These objects are the Apostate's Head and Blasphemer's Head.
Apostate's Head location and puzzle solution
You can find the Apostate's Head in the Large Cave Shrine. Unfortunately, it's locked behind a door with a mechanism involving strange symbols.
Below is the solution for the locked door in the Large Cave Shrine:
Blasphemer's Head location and puzzle solution
You can find Blasphemer's Head in the Small Cave Shrine. Like the Apostate's Head, it's locked behind a door with a mechanism involving similar symbols.
Below is the solution for the locked door in the Small Cave Shrine:
Once you have acquired both heads, get them back to the mural cave and place them at the altar to receive the church key.
That concludes our guide on how to get the church key in Resident Evil 4.