St Mary’s Church in Builth Wells is open today (August 1) for prayers for James Corfield and his family.
James was reported missing last Tuesday after failing to meet his family at the Royal Welsh Show, where he had been camping with friends. Dyfed-Powys Police have confirmed that the body found in Builth Wells yesterday afternoon is that of James.
Police officers, along with support from Brecon Mountain Rescue Team and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, joined the search for the 19-year-old around Builth Wells.
A family tribute said: “James was very much a farming family guy – farming was his life, and he loved his animals with a passion.
“A visit to the Royal Welsh Show was a real highlight for him – and seeing the sheep and poultry judging was something he really looked forward to. He went to the Royal Welsh Show every year throughout his life, and we have fond memories of taking him as a child, which we will always treasure.
“We will miss James with all our hearts, and are utterly devastated. We are very grateful to all the volunteers who helped with the search, and for all the messages of support, but we ask now to be left in privacy.”
Prayers were said for James, a member of Montgomery Young Farmers’ Club, his family, and all those involved in the search by the showground’s chaplaincy team during the show, and on-going Christian support continues with St Mary’s, Builth opening at 10am for prayer.