ROADS will be closed and special arrangements are being made for the funeral of murder victim Alan Greaves, who was battered to death as he walked to church on Christmas Eve.
The service is happening at St Saviour’s Church on Mortomley Lane, High Green, at midday next Wednesday, February 6.
Mr Greaves’ widow, Maureen Greaves, has requested that the funeral be open to all. Hundreds of people are expected to attend, and mourners are asked to attend no later than 11.30am.
From 10am to 2pm, Mortomley Lane will be shut from its junctions with Wortley Road and Greengate Lane.
Because of the limited seating in St Saviour’s, the whole service will be relayed to a large screen at nearby St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.
Warm drinks and cakes will be served before the funeral to mourners not able to watch the service inside either church.
Limited parking will be available in Thorncliffe Park, but where possible attendees are asked to park away from the immediate area and walk the remaining distance.
Church organist Mr Greaves, aged 68, was attacked on Greengate Lane at around 11.10pm on December 24. Two young men have been remanded in custody charged with murdering the grandfather.