Two men have been charged with the murder of a church organist who died after being attacked on his way to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.
Alan Greaves was making his way to St Saviour's Church, near his home in High Green, Sheffield, when he was attacked. He died three days later.
Ashley Foster, 21, and Jonathan Bowling, 22, have both been charged with the murder of Mr Greaves and will appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Friday, South Yorkshire Police said.
Foster, who is from High Green, and Bowling, who is from the Fox Hill area of north Sheffield, were both arrested earlier this week. They will remain in police custody until they appear in court.
Grandfather Mr Greaves, 68, was a lay preacher and his death shocked the community where he lived. He lived just a few hundred yards from where he was attacked.
After the incident he was taken to hospital with severe injuries to his head but did not survive.
More than 50 police officers were drafted into the inquiry and detectives made a series of appeals for help from the community.
Two other men were arrested in connection with Mr Greaves's murder and later bailed pending further inquiries.
An inquest into Mr Greaves's death has been opened and adjourned by Sheffield Coroner Chris Dorries. Mr Greaves's widow Maureen attended the short hearing.
At a service after her husband's death, Mrs Greaves said she had wept over the "evil that has been done". She told the congregation of St Saviour's she had felt their love and support since her husband died.