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Church organist widow will pray for husband's killers at memorial

The widow of murdered Church organist Alan Greaves will hold a memorial service for him tonight - and will pray for the two men who killed him.

Maureen told Calendar: "Even today I've been feeling quite low, remembering what happened. First thing tomorrow morning I'm going to go to the chapel in the hospital where Alan died. Because being a Christian, I spent a lot of time praying there for the situation."

During the half hour service, she'll ask the congregation to pray for the two men who killed her husband - Jonathan Bowling and Ashley Foster. Earlier this year Bowling was jailed for life for murder and Foster for nine years for manslaughter.

Candlelit service for Sheffield organist

A memorial service will take place in Sheffield tonight to mark the first anniversary of the death of church organist Alan Greaves - at the scene where he was murdered.

Mr Greaves was attacked as he walked to St Saviour's Church at High Green, near Sheffield, to play the organ at midnight mass. Tonight his widow Maureen and other members of the congregation will take to the streets in his memory, but also to celebrate Christmas.

At 11 o' clock, rather than holding a Christmas Service at St Saviour's Church, the area next to the pathway where he was murdered will be bathed in candlelight as Maureen and other members of the congregation celebrate mass.

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Widow of murdered organist plans to mark anniversary

Christmas Eve marks the first anniversary of the murder of a Sheffield organist's murder.

Alan Greaves was attacked as he walked to St Saviour's Church at High Green, near Sheffield, to play the organ at midnight mass.

His widow Maureen and other members of the congregation will take to the streets in his memory - and to celebrate Christmas. David Hirst reports.

Alan Greaves' killers to be sentenced today

Alan Greaves was attacked on Christmas Eve on his way to midnight mass.

The two men convicted of killing a church organist from Sheffield are due to be sentenced today.

Alan Greaves was attacked on his way to church on Christmas Eve. Jonathan Bowling confessed to his murder, Ashley Forster was cleared, but found guilty of his manslaughter.

Ashley Foster (l) and Jonathan Bowling (r) Credit: South Yorkshire Police

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