Vigil is one of a number of events taking place a year after fire that killed 72 people

Grenfell: the 72 victims, their lives, loves and losses

A 24-hour vigil to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire will begin at 6pm on Wednesday as part of a series of events that will include a nationwide one-minute silence at noon on Thursday.

The names of the 72 victims of the blaze will be read aloud at St Clement’s church, close to the tower block, at 1.30am, the time at which the fire took hold on 14 June last year. A roster of clerics from local churches will say the Lord’s Prayer on the hour throughout the night; otherwise the vigil will be largely silent.

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