There must have been over 90 of us gathered in the Marian Hall, transformed into an elegant party venue with decorated tables and swagging on the chairs by Bing, of our Filipino community . This was only the second time that members of every community in our Parish – Indian Filipino, Polish, Slovakian, English and Irish - had come together at a Parish event. Each one was represented in the entertainment that followed the start of the buffet, when they sang, danced or played music for us, watched by their family and friends. After the final act, parishioners returned their attention to the buffet table and there was again a buzz of conversation before they began to leave around 10.30pm.

 A huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed in any way towards the event to making it such a happy occasion to conclude the Parish Mission.

In case you missed it, the programme  of entertainment was as follows:-

1. Indian community – a dance by Sarthwana and Amy.

2. Filipino community – a modern dance by six dancers and  a song duet performed by Reyma & Corpuz.

3. Slovak community -   songs and music performed on violin and keyboard by Sonia & Susannah 

4.  English/Irish community - A traditional Irish dance performed by three dancers – Geraldine, Siobhan and Aylish and one other Irish dance by Aylish,

5.  The Kazic Polish Duo performing Folk Songs accompanied by Guitar.

6.  Carolyn, Clare, Ray and Danny singing – ‘Bread & Fishes’ and

‘Lead Me, Guide Me’ and concluding with Ray playing   on the keyboard. 

Photos by Fr Jean-Patrice Coulon.