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applause we will say the lord's prayer together, it may be a prayer but in different languages, we welcome eve ryo ne different languages, we welcome everyone to speak in the language
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they would prefer to speak in as we join in this press of the christian family throughout the world, which others are also welcome to play, so if you are here and you are used to pray, so let'sjoin in. as our saviour taught us, so we pray. our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread. forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. amen. we stand and sing the lord's my shepherd. # the lord's my shepherd,
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i'll not want # he makes me down to lie # in pastures green, he leadeth me # the quiet waters by # my soul he doth restore again # and me to walk doth make # within the paths of righteousness # e'en for his own name's sake. # yea, though i walk in deaths dark vale
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# yet will i fear no ill # for thou art with me, and thy rod # and staff me comfort still. # my table thou hast furnished # in presence of my foes # my head thou dost with oil anoint # and my cup overflows. # goodness and mercy all my life
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# shall surely follow me # and in god's house forever more # my dwelling place shall be.# please would you take a seat. it has
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been good to be here today, it's been good to be here today, it's been good to be here today, it's been good to be together on this day when we each bring our different memories of this time last year. they will be very painful memories but they also may be memories of that remarkable outpouring of compassion that we saw on this day last year and the days following. there may also be memories of the new bonds that have been created in this community out of the tragedy at g re nfell tower. this community out of the tragedy at grenfell tower. today is a day for mourning. its day when we remember 72 precious lives that were lost as a result of the fire at grenfell tower. it's a day forjustice, where
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we pledge ourselves again to that slow, patient determined search for truth and forjustice on behalf of all those who lost their lives. and it's a day when we pray for peace, we pray for peace for troubled hearts. we pray for peace in this community, we pray for peace in our nature —— nation and world. and we pray grenfell tower would turn from a symbol of pain and loss, a symbol of ourfailure to a symbol of pain and loss, a symbol of our failure to care for one another into a symbol of change and renewal. we long for grenfell tower
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in ten, 20 years‘ time to be a symbol of the time we learned to live differently, where no community have to grieve as this one has done. where we learned to see each other‘s welfare before our own. where we learned to love our neighbour as we are learned to love our neighbour as we a re loved by learned to love our neighbour as we are loved by god. notjust at a time of disaster but as an everyday way of disaster but as an everyday way of life, day after day, week after week, year after year. and so as this is a day for mourning, for justice and for peace, we remember those words ofjesus where he says bless it are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. plus it are
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those who hunger and thirst for justice because they will be satisfied. and blasted all the —— blessed are the peacemakers for they are the children of god. today as we mourn, as we pledge ourselves again to see justice, as we seek peace among each other, we can know that lessening of god rests upon us upon this community. and so shall we stand as we come to our blessing. neither death normal life can separate us from jesus christ our lord. but as we believe your power, so we
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trust your love... inaudible. brought again from the dead lord jesus, make him perfect in every good work to do his will, and the blessing of god almighty, the father, the son and holy spirit rest upon you and remain upon you always. amen. studio: we will continue coverage on
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bbc news but we say goodbye to viewers on bbc two. abdelhamid mia abu ferrous mayor ferrous ibrahim hamid hassan cameron clear mary studio: the blessing was given by the right reverend doctor graham tomlin, bringing to a close this memorial service for the 72 victims of the fire. we can go over now to our
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correspondent charlotte gallagher, who is outside st helens church where that service is going on. charlotte, a very poignant service and one heavy with all sorts of emotions of hurt and pain, of course, but also of anger? yes. there is still so much anger here, as you would expect from people who lost fa m ily as you would expect from people who lost family members, others who lost all that possessions, their homes. it's all that possessions, their homes. it‘s an important day here for people, it is so painful. i spoke to a man who lost his wife in the fire and he said the support he got was really from his community, from st helen‘s church, from the different activist groups, but not from the local authorities. he said thank
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goodness those people were around. so lots of mixed emotions. people obviously want what happened at g re nfell tower to obviously want what happened at grenfell tower to be remembered and especially the victims, who are at the centre of this. we have had to church services, both where the 72 victims‘ names were read out. in st helen‘s church, a candle was lit for each of the 72 victims who died that night and each of the 72 victims who died that nightand in each of the 72 victims who died that night and in the months following. so incredibly emotional. both services tried to reflect the community that lives around grenfell tower, so there was a steel band. we had a gospel choir singing amazing grace, bridge over troubled water. the service at grenfell, we had something inside so strong and somewhere over the rainbow. and that both services, there were the families of the victims and the survivor ‘s. wilson saw a bell. she attended the service outside —— we also saw stormzy and adele, very
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vocalin also saw stormzy and adele, very vocal in the aftermath of grenfell, saying not enough was being done for the victims and those who had survived. 32nd very powerful services. and there are more events to come, charlotte —— two very powerful services. we know god ‘s will be released outside the church wa nts will be released outside the church wants the service is over —— we know doves will be released. they are releasing 73 doves, one for each of the victims and a 73rd doves to represent many people‘s fears that perhaps there were other people in the tower that night who died, but have not been identified. later today, there will be a silent march through the area. that takes place every month so that people can remember and reflect on what happened. but of course, on the year anniversary, extra significance. the 24 anniversary, extra significance. the 2a hour vigil started yesterday.
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people began this yesterday. we saw g re nfell tower people began this yesterday. we saw grenfell tower lit up green and surrounding buildings and downing street all lit up green. and of course, greene has become the colour which represents grenfell. people at the church service were given strips of green material to whereas scarves. there were also given white roses to carry after the service. there will also be green balloons released into the air over west london. so today packed full of commemoration events. does begin to one victim earlier, he said he needs timejust to one victim earlier, he said he needs time just to reflect and think and have that quiet time to reflect on what happened and on what he lost. charlotte, many thanks. 0ur correspondent charlotte gallagher outside st helen‘s church. we will have much more from west london for you during the course of the day,
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many you during the course of the day, ma ny eve nts you during the course of the day, many events still to come to commemorate this very sombre first anniversary of the grenfell tower fire. for the moment, anniversary of the grenfell tower fire. forthe moment, back anniversary of the grenfell tower fire. for the moment, back to you. reeta, thank you very much. let‘s continue to watch what is happening outside st helen‘s church as people are filing out of that memorial service. and in those baskets on the ground, the 73 doves that charlotte was talking about, to represent the 72 people who died a year ago and a 73rd dove to represent the fears that there may have been people never identified who died inside grenfell. you can see david lammy mp there, who spoke during the service,
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reflecting on the chaos and confusion of a year ago, the search for those who were missing in the early hours. and he said today, i think of the victims who lost their beautiful lives. the people outside our carrying white roses, which they will bring with them once the doves have been released in a silent procession from st helen‘s to the base of grenfell tower, where of course, there has been a service today as well, the unveiling of a community mosaic, the reading out of
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the names of those who died in tandem with the reading out of those names in the church service. so the two groups of people are gathering to remember the victims of grenfell on this anniversary and will then come together at the base of the tower. and during the service at st helen‘s, we heard from the reverend malcolm mcnaughton, saluting those left behind, saluting people, he said, who have borne this grief with courage and who have used our righteous anger to get to the truth.
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and you just saw more of those white roses being handed out as people file out of st helen‘s for the release of the doves and before this silent procession to the base of g re nfell tower. silent procession to the base of grenfell tower. 0ur correspondent charlotte gallagher is still there for us. charlotte, reflecting on what was said during the service, of course there were words of prayer and remembrance, but also words to reflect the grief and anger in this community in the wake of the fire and the fact that so many of these people have had to become campaigners to justice? yes, exactly. the grief and anger here are still very raw for many people.
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i spoke to one man who lost his wife in the fire and he said he had to campaign to get accommodation within the borough that wasn‘t substandard, ata time the borough that wasn‘t substandard, at a time when he should have been grieving. he was having to fight to get housing near grenfell tower and not be moved miles and miles away. and there are still a lot of families, including those with little children, that are still in emergency accommodation near g re nfell tower. emergency accommodation near grenfell tower. so things haven‘t moved on for a lot of people. the pain they feel is still very raw. so it is an important day to reflect on what happened, but people are also still very angry. they said they wa nted still very angry. they said they wanted more answers of our looking for a criminal wanted more answers of our looking fora criminal inquiry wanted more answers of our looking for a criminal inquiry into what happened that night and the aftermath of it. we are showing our
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viewers the images both from the base of the tower and immediately outside st helen‘s church. the people of the church will of course walk tojoin those people of the church will of course walk to join those at the base of the tower. so much symbolism, people wearing green, the white doves and the white roses as well. yes. many people chose to wear green today, and at the service at st helen‘s church, green scarves were left on each of the chairs so people could wear green, which has become the colour of st grenfell. two very powerful services at st helen‘s church and the base of grenfell tower, the names of each of the 72 victims were read out. candles were lit in their memory. and the families of victims were there as well. in the church, most of the front rows were reserved for people
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who had lost people that night we saw lots of people arriving and lots of families. incredibly moving for many people. there will be other events throughout the day. there is going to be a silent march through the area. that takes place most months, but of course today, on the year—long anniversary, extra significance for people attending the event. they do this so people remember what happened that night and support them in their fight for a nswe rs. and support them in their fight for answers. that silent procession is taking part in stages and going on late into the evening? yes. it is 24 hours of remembrance. it began yesterday, when we had the names read out at 1.30 in the morning and then at 1.54, we have the grenfell tower lit up green and the surrounding towers and landmarks
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across london, the london eye, 10 downing street. that was the time, 1.54, that the first 999 call came in. everyone thought it was a small kitchen fire. it suddenly developed into the most devastating blaze since the second world war in london. fire stations across london observed the minute‘s silence today. here near grenfell, people observed 72 seconds of silence, a second for each of those victims. so the visual will continue and then at the end of today, a lot of people will gather today, a lot of people will gather to break fast for ramadan. so there will be a large community meal. that is what a lot of people have said. despite all of the terrible things that have happened and the anger, they say they will have a great community at grenfell anywhere, but since what happened, people have come together more. one of the
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bereaved i was speaking to said when he walks down the street, people come up to him and they want to hug him. they don‘t know him, but they wa nt to him. they don‘t know him, but they want to hug him because they have heard his story and they know what heard his story and they know what he has gone through. there are so much support within this community. you walk past fences and walls, many of which have "justice for grenfell was greg written on them, with pictures of those who died. so there isa pictures of those who died. so there is a sense of community is coming together and supporting each other. it looks as though we are about to see the release of the doves, so let‘s see what happens next outside st helen‘s church. 73 white doves in those baskets, representing those who died, and the 73rd is the fear
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that there may be more victims unknown. the green scarves represent green for grenfell. the hashtag which emerged on social media, used by people in the area in the wake of the horrific events of one year ago. many faiths are presented here, as was evident in the ceremony today.
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and following the release of the doves, the silent procession from st helen‘s to the base of grenfell tower, where wreaths will be laid, candles will be lit and there will be further prayers of remembrance. and of course, this anniversary is bringing back so many difficult
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memories, but in the midst of that, a huge sense of the community support that has been in evidence since the hours and days after the g re nfell since the hours and days after the grenfell fire and in the months since then, the community support which so many families and friends of the victims have said has been essential to them. support, solidarity and a strong sense of community. so just to sojust to remind so just to remind you, sojust to remind you, we are waiting for the release of these white doves, 73 white doves outside st helen‘s church at the end of the
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g re nfell st helen‘s church at the end of the grenfell anniversary memorial service. there will be many more events throughout the day to remember the 72 victims. one year since the grenfell tower fire, the nation remembers the 72 people who lost their lives. services have been held in west london, for survivors, friends and relatives of those who died. what is important from this day onwards is that those who we have
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physically lost will never, ever, ever be forgotten. there was quiet in the streets around the tower itself, as people gathered to remember everyone who‘s been affected. and the queen led the nation in a 72—second silence observed up and down the country.
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