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St Herbert’s Church to open in memory of Jordan Watson

St Herbert’s Church in Carlisle will be open this evening to allow people in the community the opportunity to come together in memory of Jordan Watson, whose body was discovered in Upperby Cemetery yesterday.

The church on Blackwell Road in Currock, near Ridley Road, and will open between 4.30pm and 6pm with people offered the chance to light candles, say prayers or be still in the memory of Jordan.

The Rev Alun Jones, Vicar of St Herbert’s said: “The thoughts and prayers of all of us at St Herbert’s are with the family and friends of 14 year old Jordan Watson who was killed in Carlisle yesterday. May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory.”

People are also being invited to share and add prayers on the Church’s Facebook page, at

There is currently no access to St John’s Church, Upperby, as the area remains sealed off while police investigations continue.

Canon Jim Hyslop, the Rector of St John’s said: “Our immediate concern is for all those who knew Jordan and this will be reflected in our intercessions at our service on Sunday.”

The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev’d James Newcome, said: “All our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jordan at this time.

“Through times of trial and deep hurt, it is good to know that the love of Christ is there for everyone. I pray that God’s love will provide comfort to all those who held Jordan so dearly.”



For further information please contact Dave Roberts, Diocesan Communications Manager, on 07469 153658, 01228 815401 or at

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