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Widow of preacher murdered on Christmas Eve will forgive his killers - Telegraph

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk - The widow of a lay preacher who was murdered on his way to a Christmas service has told his funeral service about her determination ''to turn aside from hatred, vengeance, unforgiveness and retaliation towards those who had killed him''.



Maureen Greaves told a packed St Saviour's Church, near her home in High Green, Sheffield about the love she shared with her husband, Alan - ''a truly beautiful man''.



Hundreds of people listened to her eulogy to her late husband not only in St Saviour's but also via video link in the equally full St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, which is just 100m away.



Scores of wellwishers could not get into either church and stood in freezing temperatures outside, listening to the many tributes to Mr Greaves, through loud speakers.



The services took place just a few hundred metres from where Mr Greaves, 68, was attacked as he walked from his home to church on Christmas Eve.



The church organist and former social worker suffered severe head injuries in the assault and died three days later.

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