Funeral of Cecil Parkinsons daughter to take place in church which helped

first_imgSo it is particularly poignant that the funeral and memorial service for Mary Parkinson, the eldest daughter of the late Tory grandee Cecil Parkinson, will be held within those very walls at St Columba’s Church in Knightsbridge this week. For more than 30 years, the meeting room within the imposing Grade II listed church was her sanctuary, the place where she could talk openly about her demons and where the strongest bonds with lifelong friends were formed. She had led a troubled life, spiralling into the depths of drug addiction and prostitution and struggling…center_img Ms Parkinson, 57, was found dead at her home at the beginning of December, nearly two years after the death of the father she idolised.last_img