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24 Hour Concert of Prayer
Please keep on praying. We are also conscious of the need to pray for protection after such a precious time of prayer. Click here for more details on some of the things being prayed for.
Emmaus School held a 24 hour concert of prayer, commencing at 6am on Monday, 11th June and finishing at 6am on Tuesday, 12th June, although in the end, people carried on praying until 8am. We were overwhelmed with the support we received, through text messages, emails and facebook messages (some from friends in the States, China, France and Holland). We deliberately did not ask for money, but gifts amounting to £1,795 arrived throughout the day.
Emmaus Big Sing 2011
Instead of the traditional Christmas Service, Emmaus decided to do something a bit different this year. A scratch choir was formed just 4 weeks before the big day. In that time, pupils, parents, Governors and friends joined together to learn Christmas songs both old and new to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Rehearsals went on during Saturday mornings, during and after school.
The highlight was the Flashmob that took place in the interval. Without anyone in the audience being aware, two brave souls began singing the Hellelujah chorus; they were then joined by more sopranos, altos, tenors and basses to make a wonderful sound. Most people scurried back to their seats as they thought the 2nd half had started - the looks on their faces was priceless.
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The concert was held in Staverton Primary School, but even that wasn't big enough and many people were standing at the back - the stage was only just big enough for the all-age choir.
The youngest in the school walked 5 miles from Semington to Emmaus along the Kennet and Avon Canal and showed everyone that they could really have walked far further. The main group, led by Mrs Wiltshire walked along the canal from Devizes to Emmaus School, a distance of 10 miles. The most intrepid group, 17 in all camped out at Emmaus, before heading to just outside Marlborough, starting at 5 in the morning. They walked to Avebury and then followed the Ridgeway to Devizes and on to Staverton, a distance of 25 miles!
The different walks raised no less than £5,000 towards the school building fund.
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