Neighbours came together, providing an extraordinary response when the government’s was so lackingIn the dark times,” wrote Bertolt Brecht, “will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.” Last Sunday, in a service at St Clement’s church, where many took shelter on the first night after the Grenfell fire, there was indeed singing. We sang the words of June Boyce-Tillman’s stirring hymn: “We shall go out, from strength to strength go on … We’ll make the tunes for those who sing no longer.” Over the past year survivors from Grenfell Tower, bereaved families and the communities around them have faced the very darkest of times. But in them they have also shown us a spirit of solidarity and resilience, of love and hope.
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