In Pictures: Grenfell victims remembered at Westminster Abbey memorial service

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A memorial service was among several events being held on Tuesday to mark five years since the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London.

The names of the 72 men, women and children who lost their lives in the tower block blaze on June 14 2017 in north Kensington were read out by multi-faith leaders during the service at Westminster Abbey.

The campaign group Grenfell United posted: “On this day 5 years ago, people came in solidarity & opened their hearts. It showed the power of unity, regardless of faith, race or background; uniting in the face of adversity. Today, we remember the kindness the public showed – it gave us the strength to keep going.”

An order of service and a white rose placed on chairs at the Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London
An order of service and white rose were placed on chairs at the memorial service at Westminster Abbey (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrives for a Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was among those attending the service (Jonathan Brady/PA)
A member of the clergy lights candles with the names of the victims on them during the Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London
A member of the clergy lights candles with the names of the Grenfell victims on them (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Theresa May and community volunteer Claire Walker speak before the Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London
Theresa May, left, and community volunteer Claire Walker speak before the service (Jonathan Brady/PA)
People arrive for a Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London
Grenfell survivors, the bereaved and members of the community were gathering on Tuesday to remember those who perished (Jonathan Brady/PA)
The Dean of Westminster David Hoyle at the Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London
The very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, opened the service saying the loss and anguish were ‘still vivid and sharp’ (Jonathan Brady/PA)
A community choir performs at the Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London
A community choir performed at the service, five years on from the deadliest domestic blaze since the Second World War (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Marlene Anderson, the daughter of victim Raymond Bernard speaks at the Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London
Marlene Anderson, the daughter of victim Raymond Bernard, addressed the congregation (Jonathan Brady/PA)
A member of the public holds a white rose at the Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London
Attendees were given white roses in remembrance of those who died (Jonathan Brady/PA)
People place white roses in memory of the victims at the Grenfell fire memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London
Outside the abbey, people placed white roses in memory of the victims (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a multi-faith and wreath-laying ceremony at the base of Grenfell Tower later on Tuesday.

The royal couple chatted with attendees before taking their seats in the front row for the service at the base of the tower block.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending a multi-faith and wreath laying ceremony at the base of Grenfell Tower later on Tuesday
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge observed a 72-second silence in memory of the 72 victims of the fire during the service (Peter Nicholls/PA)
William and Kate joined Grenfell Tower survivors and bereaved relatives to remember those who died
William and Kate’s appearance followed a private meeting earlier on Tuesday between the royal couple and those directly affected by the disaster (Peter Nicholls/PA)
Stormzy watching the multi-faith and wreath laying ceremony on a big screen at the base of Grenfell Tower
Stormzy joined others watching the service which was live-streamed on screens in the surrounding area (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Members of the public at the memorial at the base of Grenfell Tower
Members of the public took a moment to look at the memorial at the base of Grenfell Tower (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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