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Special service marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 at the weekend

PUBLISHED: 13:00 30 January 2018

Vicar of St Edward the Confessor, Market Place, Romford Market, Romford, Reverend Mike Power at the Holocaust Memorial Day. Picture: Mark Sepple

Vicar of St Edward the Confessor, Market Place, Romford Market, Romford, Reverend Mike Power at the Holocaust Memorial Day. Picture: Mark Sepple

Mark Sepple

Crowds of residents gathered at the weekend to pay their respects to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

An invitation was extended to those living across the borough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday at a special service held at the Holocaust War Memorial in Coronation Gardens, Romford.

The service, which was attended by more than 100 people, was led by Rabbi Lee Sunderland from Romford Synagogue and included readings from Reverend Mike Power, the vicar at the Church of St Edward the Confessor in Market Place.

The theme this year for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 is the Power of Words and how words can impact individuals and society, whether good or bad.

Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Van den Hende, said: “It was an emotional but important event which highlighted the need to take every opportunity we are given to end discrimination.

“I was very proud to be part of the service and to pay my respect for all of those affected.”

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