Forever in our hearts

Anne M Jones writes about Grenfell one year later

Tributes laid on the anniversary of the Grenfell fire. | Photo: Steve Eason / flickr CC.

A large heart in a mid-green colour, not quite lime green, sits beside the words ‘Forever in our hearts’ on top of the white cover shrouding the skeleton of Grenfell Tower in London. I stood among local people during the morning interfaith service there on 14 June, people sobbing loudly, others silently weeping, all of us damp-eyed. Many were comforted by readings from the Qur’an and Bible, interspersed with songs from a group of gospel singers: ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and, above all, ‘Something Inside So Strong’.

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