A town centre church that has become the centre of the Jamie McMahon murder investigation is to be kept open so friends and family can have somewhere quiet to pay their respects.
The vicar of St Giles Church, in Northampton town centre, revealed the building will be kept open on Friday and Saturday for people to pay their respects to the 26-year-old.
A book of condolence will also be available for people to sign.
Jamie, from Far Cotton, was found dead inside the churchyard last Wednesday morning and detectives are still investigating his murder.
The Rev Steve Kelly said the congregation prayed “for all those affected by Jamie’s death at its services on Sunday”.
He said the church has now decided to open its doors this week so that visitors can sign a book of remembrance and sit quietly to remember him.
Rev Kelly said: “Our thoughts and prayers have been with Jamie’s family and friends since the tragedy of last Wednesday morning. We want to open our church to anyone who want to come and remember Jamie and will continue to pray for everyone affected.”
St Giles’ Church will be open between 10am and 3pm on Friday and Saturday.
Regular Sunday services take place at 10am and 7pm.