HUNDREDS of mourners packed into a church for the funeral of popular 16-year-old Chelsea Bruce.

The service was held in Springburn Parish Church today with around 600 people in attendance.

Tragic Chelsea died earlier this month after falling ill at a house party in the area. It is believed that she took ecstasy along with two other boys, 16 and 18, who were treated in hospital and later released.

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During the service, Rev Brian Casey said Springburn was in mourning following the young schoolgirl's death. The minister is also the school chaplain at Springburn Academy.

He said: "Friends, Today Springburn is in mourning. We are shocked, We are in pain and we are broken.

"We have stopped and gathered here today to join together in our brokenness.

"We have lost one of our brightest and definitely one of our best. 

"Anytime I saw Chelsea, the one thing that stood out was her wide smile. From ear to ear. A smile that showed sincerity, care, and intelligence. A smile that Karen, her mum used to call her clown smile because it was huge but, you couldn’t help but smile back.

"She was a girl who was working three jobs this summer to pay for her holiday whilst going back to school at the end of the summer to achieve even better things. A girl who had a high standard of academic achievement.

"She was a girl who told off her brother for giving one of his teachers a hard time. 

"She had a big heart, a sense of duty and a good work ethic.

"She was a girl who cared.

"We are going to hear some wonderful things about this beautiful girl today who had so much life inside of her and had a great life ahead of her. 

"And yet today, we have come to say goodbye to Chelsea.

"Today we are grieving as family, friends and as a whole community."

The popular minister also said he would fight to make sure what happened to Chelsea won't happen again. 

The service also featured the Celine Dion song Fly and a Charles Dickens poem These Things Shall Never Die."