McCann's family attended
a special church service today to mark the
third anniversary of her disappearance.
also released a new picture of the missing girl as they renewed their
appeal for information on her whereabouts.
Amelie, five, wore a yellow ribbon in her hair - a symbol
worn in memory of missing people - and a kiddie's version of the yellow
and green Find Madeleine wristbands that both her parents wear
Madeleine was nearly four when she disappeared in May 2007 while on
holiday in Portugal with her family.
service, the day before the actual anniversary, came as a video renewing
the appeal to find Madeleine was released on the McCann's website.
Amelia, holding the hand
of dad Gerry, 41, smiled as she marched into the
Catholic Church in Rothley, Leicestershire, where her sister used to
attend Sunday morning school.
Kate, 41, walked to the church, near the family's home, holding the hand
of Amelie's twin brother Sean.
prayers were said during the service for Maddie and other missing
children around the world.
couple received hugs from the congregation after the service finished.
are expected to spend tomorrow in private at home.
was snatched from a
holiday apartment in
Praia da Luz,
Portugal, on May 3rd
2007. She would now be six.
weekend her parents posted a message on their 'Find Madeleine' website
saying they would never give up searching for her.
their supporters they said: "Thanks to everyone who has stayed with us
during the past three years - hoping, praying and supporting our efforts
to find Madeleine and bring her home."
added: " We know we couldn't have achieved as much as we have without
"Milestones and anniversaries are never easy, but the work to find our
little Madeleine will continue regardless, with the same determination
and tenacity as it always has and for as long as it takes.
might be three years without Madeleine but it certainly doesn't feel
like we're at the end of the line - far from it. Madeleine. Still
missing, still missed, still looking!"
also posted a haunting video on the website which includes new photos of
iinclude one of her playing dressing up wearing blue eye-shadow and a
pink bow in her hair and footage of mum Kate distributing posters
begging for information about her missing daughter.
told earlier this week how the twins have been talking about Maddie -
who turns seven in ten days - saying: "At bedtime they were talking
about Madeleine and saying she probably looks quite different now.
said 'Mummy, she might speak another language.' And Sean said to me, out
of the blue 'Never give up, Mummy.' I just said 'Don't worry, I won't do
that. None of us will.' "