Holy Trinity Dockhead Church was packed on Wednesday night for a Mass of Remembrance on the 60th anniversary of the V2 attack which brought death and destruction.
The the congregation, which included relatives of the dead and many who used to live in Bermondsey, gathered in the replacement church which was illuminated by the consecration candles on the nave pillars. The images of the three priests, Stephen Spillane, Finbar MacCarthy and Michael O'Riordan, were projected on to the plain wall of the post-war church.
Archbishop of Southwark Kevin McDonald, making his first visit to the parish church, described the evening at one of "memories, pride and prayer".
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