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Philpott funeral: hundreds come to remember the six dead children

Coffins carried at the children's funeral's Photo: ITV News Central

The funeral of the six Philpott children was held at St Mary's Church in Derby on Friday 22nd June at 11:00am. A cortege of six horse-drawn carriages carried their bodies to the church.

Horse drawn carriages carried each of the children’s coffins to church Credit: ITV News Central

Each coffin was decorated with a motif relating to their lives. Each coffin also had the names of the children written across the side.

Each coffin was dedicated with a motif for each child Credit: ITV News Central

The Requiem Mass was officiated by Father Alan Burbidge. During the service there were several readings, hymns, psalms, prayers, and poems.

Each stand for the coffins was also personalised with names & motifs Credit: ITV News Central

After the service the children were buried in a private service at Chaddesden Cemetery on Nottingham Road.

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