It has been three years since the horrific Grenfell Tower fire.

Cornwall Hugs is inviting the thousands of Cornish volunteers and businesses who welcomed Grenfell families for respite in Cornwall, to join Grenfell United’s online vigil on the third anniversary of the tragedy, on Sunday, June 14 at 6pm.

Due to Covid-19, the vigil for the 72 people who died in the fire on June 14, 2017 will unite thousands around the world online, instead of in person at the base of the tower in North Kensington.

This year, the multi-faith act of remembrance, organised by survivors and the bereaved, includes the Cornish song of solidarity, ‘Grenfell From Today’ by Philip Stopford and Andrew Longfield recorded by the choristers of Truro Cathedral Choir.

Grenfell United’s Multi-Faith Online Vigil is at 6pm on Sunday, June 14 and can be viewed here:

Karim Mussilhy, vice chair of Grenfell United said: “We hope many people will be able to join us online this year - even apart we can still show solidarity in this moment.

"Cornwall Hugs have welcomed families from Grenfell over the last three years. There is a special connection between the two communities. We are delighted to include the Grenfell From Today song in our online memorial event this year.”

The song will be broadcast using the video directed by Paul Caddis, created with Grenfell families on respite in Cornwall, including a remembrance service on Penlee Lifeboat led by the late Rev Julyan Drew.

Paul Church near Mousehole in Cornwall will join St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and other London churches with a 72 toll tribute to the 72 who died in the Grenfell tower fire.

St Peter's Church, Newlyn and All Saints Higher Town in the city of Truro, will also join 80 churches in London in ringing at 6pm on Sunday, followed by a two-minute silence and vigil.

Cornish business, tourism and volunteer leaders have spoken out in solidarity.

Peter Stewart, executive director outreach and development of The Eden Project, which welcomed hundreds of Grenfell guests during their Cornwall Hugs’ respite holidays said: "We live in very challenging time. We need to be together but forces continue to try and make that difficult.

"Even though we are apart physically, we can be still be together, and we are at one with the Grenfell community at this important time."

Emmie Kell, CEO, Cornwall Museums Partnership, on behalf of all the Cornish museums and attractions who supported Grenfell guests. said: "On the third anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy we remember the words of Coretta Scott King: 'The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.'"

Many Cornish faith groups supported the work of Cornwall Hugs Grenfell and The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen has written a prayer for churches to share in their online services.