Colleagues of a 70-year-old churchwarden who was found strangled at her farmhouse said their thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.
The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham confirmed Julia Thurgarland acted as a churchwarden at the Church of St Radegund in Maplebeck, Nottinghamshire.
A 70-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of Mrs Thurgarland's murder after he was found injured by paramedics called to Low Farm.
"There has been a tragic incident in Maplebeck in which our churchwarden at Maplebeck, Mrs Julia Thurgarland, has died and her husband is in hospital.
"We wish to respect the family's privacy at this time and our prayers are with them all, along with all those who knew Julia well."
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