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Ukrainian refugees supply music for Felixstowe BBQ

There was a Ukrainian theme to the annual barbecue in Felixstowe parish, as refugees sang national music in the presbytery garden.

Ukrainian refugees in Felixstowe had been invited, and on Sunday September 4 about 40 of them came – bringing up the total participants to about one hundred and thirty.

The proceedings began by the Ukrainians singing their national anthem, and after the barbeque meal they sang some of their folk songs. They seemed to particularly enjoy the raffle, which may have been something of a novelty.

The Felixstowe parishioners were delighted to welcome them, and the whole occasion – held in bright sunshine – was a particularly happy one. The contact has come about by the fact that St Felix Church makes its church hall available each Thursday morning for English lessons.

Pictured above are Ukrainians at the Felixstowe parish BBQ.