When Is The Grenfell Tower Fire Vigil In Kensington And How Is The Anniversary Being Marked Across The Uk?


ACROSS the country communities are pausing to reflect on the horrifying Grenfell Tower tragedy that claimed 72 lives one year ago.

Survivors marking the anniversary in Kensington are joined by millions around the UK holding their own vigils. Here are some of the ways people are paying their respects.

Press Association Banners on the devastated Grenfell Tower project a message of solidarity ahead of the anniversary

When is the Grenfell Tower fire anniversary vigil in Kensington?

The public inquiry into the fire has been paused for a week, as millions reflect on the devastating blaze that started in a domestic kitchen.

Members of the North Kensington community are coming together for a 24-hour vigil on June 13, the eve of the anniversary.

At 1.30am on Thursday, June 14, the names of all 72 victims will be read out loud at St Clement’s Church.

On the anniversary at midday, survivors and the bereaved will gather at the base of Grenfell Tower and hold a minute’s silence.

A community mosaic will also be unveiled, with wreaths laid and candles lit around it.

On Thursday evening, a silent mark through Kensington will be followed by a gathering of the bereaved in a local park.

PA:Press Association/PA Images The devastating Grenfell Tower blaze claimed the lives of 72 people

The media have been asked not to attend.

Banners brought about by campaign group Grenfell United have been put up across the four highest floors of Grenfell, with a green heart and the words “Grenfell forever in our hearts” emblazoned across.

Chairman of the support group Shahin Sadafi asked the media “to put the welfare of survivors and bereaved first at all times”.

He said: “This week will be a difficult week for everyone affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

“For many of us the events of a year ago are still so raw in our minds and our losses remain heavy in our hearts.”

“We ask any media covering the commemorations to put the welfare of survivors and bereaved first at all times.”

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