Remembrance ceremony 6 months on
Tomorrow it is six months since July 7th, and myself and Kings Cross United are gathering for a short ceremony that we have written ourselves, and different people from the group will read different parts. We are not a religious or political group, but we wanted to mark the 6 months passing, with a short period of quietness and fellowship. I won't say where we are meeting tomorrow, as we don't want to be approached by the media - this is private. Afterwards we are going to the pub, which is what we do every month when we meet up. New members will join us, and they are going to be made very welcome.
I am reproducing the words of our ceremony here so people who are interested can join us in thinking about what happened and be there with us in spirit at 3.30pm in the afternoon on 7/1/05.
KINGS CROSS UNITED
6 MONTHS ON 7TH JANUARY 2006 - IN REMEMBRANCE
'We are here today in fellowship, to remember our fellow passengers from the morning of July 7th 2005. We think of them often, especially those who did not finish their journey. We think of all those who loved them and knew them. We think of the injured, the desolate and those who mourn. We think of the victims of the other London bomb attacks. We think of all those whose lives were changed by the events of 7th July. We think of the victims of all acts of terrorism'.
ALL: We hold them in our thoughts.
'We think of those who helped us on that morning and afterwards, the staff of London Underground, especially the drivers of our train and the staff of Russell Square and Kings Cross. We think of the police officers, the fire officers, the ambulance drivers, the emergency services, the doctors and nurses and surgeons. We think of the kindness of passers-by and we think of all those who love London and who thought of the people of the city on that day and who held us in their thoughts.'
ALL: We hold them in our thoughts
'We remember our fellow passengers from our train (* you can click on each name to read the obituary and use the back button to return to this page)
James Adams, Samantha Badham, Phillip Beer, Anna Brandt, Ciaran Cassidy, Rachelle Chung For Yuen, Elizabeth Daplyn, Arthur Frederick, Karolina Gluck, Gamze Gunoral,
Lee Harris, Ojara Ikeagwu, Emily Jenkins, Adrian Johnson, Helen Jones, Susan Levy, Shelley Mather, Michael Matsushita, James Mayes, Behnaz Mozakka, Mihaela Otto,
Atique Sharifi, Ihab Slimane, Christian Small, Monika Suchocka, Mala Trivedi'
ALL: We hold them in our thoughts
ALL: When we all got on the train we did not know that for some of us it would be a last journey, and that some of us would not come home.
We did not all finish our journey together, but we carry you in our hearts. To all that loved you, knew you, worked with you, miss you, our thoughts are with you.
Wherever we travel, we know that we are all fellow passengers,and we are with each other on our journey.'
Silence for one minute
A short prayer from the gentle service of Compline, at the end of the day
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake.
If you were on the Piccadilly line train and wish to contact fellow passengers you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you weren't on our train but feel affected by the July bombings you can talk to the 7th July Assistance Centre on 0845 054 7444.
If you want to leave a message then you can leave a comment on the blog and it will be passed on to Kings Cross United. It helps if you leave the email for fellow passengers to use as we answer the emails in our spare time and it does slow up our response to survivors if we get a lot of other mails to go through. Thank you.