International flavour to Peterborough church festival

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International flavour to Peterborough church festival

A hard working team representing the diverse St Luke’s, Peterborough, parish community of 14 nations from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America came together to create an International Community Festival on Sunday May 21.

The Festival, which included a dedicated 12 noon Mass, began with the blessing of food from parish priest Fr Jeffrey Downie at 1.30pm, after which international cuisine was served from gazebos in the garden grounds of the church.

The event comprised food, games and entertainment from all the continents, plus a bouncy castle and face painting for the children.

Chair of the Parish Pastoral Council, Joe Rodriguez, said: “Some 400 plus people attended in support of the World Youth Day pilgrims from the parish.

“Countries participating were Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Argentina, Columbia, United States of America, India, China, East Timor, the Philippines, Singapore, Cameroon and Nigeria. Many wore their national costumes.

“Thanks to the fantastic steering team for their time and efforts in the production of this event, as a wonderful day was had by all.”

Pictured above is the International Community Festival at St Luke’s, Peterborough. Picture by Joe Rodriguez.