The Vicar at St. Christopher's Church officiated at the funeral service and burial of the murdered Maxine Peacock in January 2003. He introduced the hymn Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise and listened with the congregation to Fred Elliott’s eulogy. He called on Maxine’s father, Derek Heavey, to read the lesson from John, Chapter 5 and watched as Fred substituted Richard Hillman at the lectern when Derek broke down and was unable to continue. He also listened as Richard made a sudden confession - that his faith in God and goodness had wavered when he heard of the news of Maxine’s death. Audrey Roberts, convinced that Richard was the one responsible for a crime (a belief which was later proven to be correct) could stand to hear no more and left the church however she afterwards loudly accused Richard at the graveside of the murder, shocking the Vicar and mourners alike.