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Cheshire church opens for prayer after bodies found in search for missing father and son

by Kelly Valencia

St Mary's Church in Alsager has opened its doors for prayer and reflection following the tragic discovery of two bodies in Glencoe during the search for a missing father and his son.

The bodies were found during a search for Tom Parry, 49, and his son Richie, 12, in Glencoe on Wednesday evening.

In a statement on Thursday, Police Scotland said the pair had yet to be formally identified; however, their family had been informed.

The pair were expected to return to their Cheshire home on Wednesday after visiting Glen Nevis and Glencoe. Their car was discovered in the Three Sisters car park in Glencoe, where they had stopped on Tuesday for a walk.

In a social media post, the church said: “We at St. Mary's offer our sincerest condolences and prayers to all their family, friends, and neighbours, and for all who are now coming to terms with this shocking and devastating news.

“St. Mary's Church will continue to be open, as it is everyday, for anyone who wishes to come in and peacefully hold Tom, Richie, and all their family, in their thoughts and prayers.

“And we pray that in your gracious and loving mercy Lord, Tom and Richie may rest in peace, and rise in glory, and that all their loved ones, and all who grieve, will know your comfort and strength at this truly difficult time. In your holy name we pray. Amen. “

The father and son were from the small market town of Alsager in Cheshire, about six miles east of Crewe in north-west England.

Inspector Craig Johnstone said: “Our thoughts are with all those involved. I would like to thank all emergency services and mountain rescue volunteers.”



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