Clitheroe stands together with the people of Manchester

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Around 400 people paid their respects to those who lost their lives or were injured in the Manchester Arena bomb attack during a vigil at Clitheroe Castle gates this evening.

It was organised by Clitheroe resident Katei Blezard who felt that it was important to give people who were not able to get to the Manchester vigil an opportunity to show their support to all those affected.
The Rev. Andy Gray, of the Clitheroe United Network, led the prayers, including a minute's silence and was joined by Pastor Mark Woodward from the Community Church, Fr Kevin Murphy from the Roman Catholic Parish of Our Lady of the Valley, the Rev. Ian Humphreys from Trinity Methodist Church and the Rev. Andy Froud from Clitheroe Parish Church.

Photo by Katei Bleazard.

Photo by Katei Bleazard.

Following the service candles were lit as a mark of respect to those who were killed or maimed in yesterday evening's bomb blast.

"A terrible crime like this leaves us feeling numb with disbelief" said the Rev. Andy Froud, "but the words from the Bible that we heard tonight remind us that we should seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly. I know that prayers have been offered today in all of our churches and in our local mosque for all those injured and bereaved".

Those present at the vigil included candidates for the general election who laid flowers in tribute.

The terrorist attack at American singer Ariana Grande's gig killed 22 people and injured 59.

Photo by Katei Bleazard.

Photo by Katei Bleazard.

Photo by Katei Bleazard.

Photo by Katei Bleazard.