SIX musicians from Uganda returned to Leigh for an action-packed week of activities.

The AYF Choir and Band of Uganda thrilled audiences with their rich mix of African rhythms and harmonies.

The team taught dance, drumming and singing to school pupils and talked about the Christian faith and life in their culture during a series of lessons and assemblies.

They performed in front of more than 2,500 children and young people during visits to highs schools and primary schools,

The climax of their visit was a grand concert at Christ Church Pennington on Saturday.

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Christ Church Pennington vicar Reverend Alan Saunders, who organised the visit, 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 people’s hearts.

"School children, students and staff at schools enjoyed the experience and are keen for another return visit which we hope to arrange in due course.

"It’s all part of Christ Church’s vision and strategy to engage connect with people and share the love of God.”

The Schofield Street church, which sends a team of youth workers to run lunch groups at Leigh high schools every week, has launched "Soul Sundays", which are informal services for young people that run weekly at its Church House building.