Conference: World’s biggest tent for Greytown Christian gathering

2008-04-15 00:00

Atop the world’s largest tent, organiser Charles Poree (left in the picture) and tent master Attie van Staaden inspect the vast structure erected for the Mighty Men’s Conference at Shalom Ministries outside Greytown yesterday.

Organisers said 37 000 people are set to attend the event this weekend.

The tent (left), which belongs to Gearhouse, was transported from Johannesburg on nine articulated vehicles and took three weeks to erect. It is made from 200 tons of canvas, measures 187 metres long by 115 metres wide and is held together by 10 km of steel wire.

Conference-goers, who will camp at the venue, have registered from as far afield as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Botswana, New Zealand, France, Mozambique, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.

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