A procession of more than 700 people gathered at the Bryn-y-Gog estate where April was abducted on Monday evening and walked slowly through the Welsh town of Machynlleth as normal life came to a standstill.
With crowds wearing pink ribbons symbolising the faith many still have that the girl remains alive, the procession moved in subdued silence through the town.
Reverend Rogers said that a service had also been held for the search workers at the local leisure centre this morning.
'I have brought a candle from that service so that they are here with us in spirit,' she said.
There was a moment of silence before those gathered sang the Welsh hymn Morning Has Broken.
Reverend Rogers then read a touching poem on behalf of April's mother called 'Mum'.
Former lifeguard Mark Bridger, 46, was charged yesterday with the abduction and murder of April.
Local man Bridger is also accused of perverting the course of justice and will appear before Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
The five-year-old remains missing despite an intensive, ongoing search. Exhaustive efforts to find any sign of April continue unabated.