A team of six musicians from Uganda have returned to Leigh for another action-packed week of activities. The AYF Choir and Band of Uganda has thrilled audiences across the town with their wonderful music which contained a rich mix of African rhythms and harmonies.
The team taught dance, drumming, singing and talked about the Christian faith and life in culture in Uganda during a series of lessons and assemblies in local schools. They performed to over 2,500 children and young people during visits to Bedford, Westleigh and Lowton high schools, Christ Church primary school, and Landgates and Oakfield special schools. The climax of the visit was a grand concert at Christ Church, Pennington on Saturday evening.
Organiser of the visit, Reverend Alan Saunders, who is vicar of Christ Church, Pennington said: We were thrilled to welcome back the Ugandan team for their third visit to Leigh. It may have been a chilly January, but they have certainly brought some warm Ugandan sunshine to many peoples hearts. School children, students and staff at local schools have enjoyed the experience and are keen for another return visit which we hope to arrange in due course. Its all part of Christ Churchs vision and strategy to engage connect with people and share the love of God.
Christ Church provides a wide variety of activities for young people in Leigh. Last year the church delivered 24 weekly sessions with The Message Bus in Spinning Gate car park. They have youth groups at the church and also send a team of youth workers to run lunch groups at Bedford, Westleigh and Lowton high schools each week. Recently the church has launched Soul Sundays which are weekly informal youth services at 4:30pm in their Church House building. For more information you can follow Christ Church Pennington and Soul Leigh on Facebook and Instagram.