Hundreds of members of the public have been leaving messages and floral tribute close to the place where Drummer Lee Rigby was attacked in Woolwich, south London.
Within seconds of Drummer Lee Rigby's family leaving, hundreds of members of the public moved back onto the road in Woolwich to pay their their respects.
Relatives of Drummer Lee Rigby have visited the street in Woolwich, south London where the soldier died.
They joined hundreds of others in leaving flowers at the scene.
They hugged and comforted each other as they looked as some of the many thousands of floral tributes that have been left in memory of the soldier.
They then crossed the road to look at the exact spot where he was murdered.
One clutched a teddy bear, while others held baskets of flowers which they left at the scene.
The priest leading a memorial service for Drummer Lee Rigby in his home town of Middleton, Greater Manchester has told worshippers that "a bit of ourselves has died too".
He described Rigby as a "man devoted to his brave profession as a soldier, but a man who was also not afraid to tell his Mum how much he loved her".
A service dedicated to Drummer Lee Rigby will take place at St Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Woolwich later today.
Father Michael Branch, who will lead the service, encouraged people of all faiths to attend.
"The doors to the church will be open to everyone, people of any faith or no faith,"
"It will be a call for us to go beyond our own faiths, to commit to reach out to other faiths and people of goodwill.
"They'll be thoughts and prayers for Lee, his wife, son and family, and for all the guys in the armed forces, particularly in Woolwich barracks.
"Together we can move forward positively and show there is absolutely no tolerance for intolerance."
The service is due to start at the church in Woolwich New Road at 11:45 am.
Woolwich murder victim Drummer Lee Rigby may be honoured with a funeral at Southwark Cathedral, reports the Mail on Sunday.
Southwark, because of its size and proximity to 25-year-old Lee’s barracks in Woolwich, would be "an appropriate and fitting venue for such an occasion," a church source told the newspaper.
Donations to the JustGiving page linked to the RIP Woolwich Soldier Facebook tribute page topped the £100,000 mark tonight.
More than £18,000 has now been raised on the official Help for Heroes JustGiving page.
Thousands of pounds have been raised for Help for Heroes on fund-raising pages set up so that people can support the charity in the wake of Drummer Rigby's death.
The soldier was wearing one of the charity's tops when he was murdered on Wednesday.
The Help for Heroes JustGiving page has been inundated with tributes to him.
At the time of writing, over £90,000 had been raised on a page called "RIP Woolwich Soldier".
British National Party leader Nick Griffin has been among those paying their respects to murdered soldier - a move criticised as "provocative" by an anti-racist organisation.
Akbar Khan, chairman of Building Bridges, said:
– Akbar Khan
It is a provocative action by Nick Griffin to go to the place where this young soldier was murdered. All Muslims have come out and condemned this act of violence.
Given the serene and sad atmosphere prevailing in the country, because of this person's death, he is being very cynical and exploiting the raw nerves for his benefit, and we say it is just and fair that there should be no politics over dead bodies.
Whoever is involved in this kind of activity needs to look very carefully at what that person is doing.
We need to be calm and deal with it in a mature and responsible manner.