The church service for missing April Jones, conducted in Welsh as well as English, was begun by the Reverend Kathleen Rogers:
– The Reverend Kathleen Rogers
We cannot bring April, our sweet and innocent little girl, home as we had hoped.
But our hope has now been moved on to the sure and certain hope that she is in the arms of Jesus.
Two poems have been read at the service for April Jones.
The first was read for her mother Coral, 'Mum' by Polly Peters. It contains the lines:
"Mum, she's a sadness stealer, a cut knee healer, hug me tighter, wrongness righter."
Residents of Machynlleth have congregated near April Jones' home as they prepare to walk together to a church service for the missing 5-year-old girl.
A statement from April Jones's mother Coral Jones has been posted on the Facebook page, 'Help find missing 5-year-old April Jones.' It urges the public to "keep looking" for her "baby girl."
– CORAL JONES, APRIL JONES'S MOTHER
April has still not been found I am not giving up hope that she will come home,so please please keep looking for my baby girl April shes our world the whole family are in bits as we don't know where she is.
Friend of the Jones family, Anwen Morris, talks to ITV News about how grateful the family are to the local community.