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Memorial service for Jayden Parkinson

A memorial service will be held for a teenager from Oxfordshire in the church by the cemetery where her body was found.

Jayden Parkinson was last seen on the 3rd of December. Her body was discovered two weeks later close to All Saints Church in Didcot.

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Friends and family will gather to remember Jayden Parkinson Credit: Thames Valley Police

The 17-year-old's boyfriend has been charged with her murder. Today's service which is being held at All Saints church at 4pm will include tributes from friends and white balloons will be released in her memory.

Remembering Jayden at church where she was found

A memorial service will be held for murdered teenager Jayden Parkinson in 10 days time at the same church where her body was found.

Family and friends will gather at All Saint's Church in Didcot, just yards from where she was buried in a grave.

Jayden vanished whilst in Didcot, Oxford on 3rd December last year.

Whilst a search for the teenager continued, her boyfriend was arrested over her disappearance.

Seventeen days later, her body was discovered in the grave.

Boyfriend Ben Blakeley was charged with her murder and perverting the course of justice.

Friends and family will gather to remember Jayden Parkinson Credit: Thames Valley Police

Inquest due to open into teenage girl's death

Jayden Parkinson's body was found in a graveyard in Didcot last week Credit: Thames Valley Police

An inquest will open this afternoon into the death of 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson. Her body was found in a recently disturbed grave in Didcot last week. The inquest is scheduled to open at 1pm at Oxfordshire Coroner's Court this afternoon.

Family and friends of Jayden united in grief at service

Video. They gathered at the church where a murdered teenager's body was discovered just a few days before. Family and friends of Jayden Parkinson were united in grief at a service where they sang hymns and said prayers for the 17-year-old.

She had been missing for a fortnight before her family's worst fears were confirmed. Richard Slee reports, talking to Reverend Karen Beck of All Saint's Church.

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