Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Frimley Fillipino Community

Frimley Filipino choir
Jeremy Preece from Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Frimley reports:
"It would be hard to imagine the parish of Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Frimley, without our Filipino community. Yet it was only in 1998 that the first groups of forty stared arriving, to work in Frimley Park Hospital. One of the groups celebrated their tenth year here this October.

Each group were strangers when they first arrived, drawn from different parts of the Philippines. At Frimley they soon formed a tight knit community, which today is estimated as being about a thousand strong. Some have moved on, many have settled married and had children here in our parish, and some have married outside of their community.

Although the community has its own large social groups such as “Singles for Christ” and “Couples for Christ”, it has become a vibrant part of our wider parish life. The Filipino Choir is now an integral part of our parish liturgy. This is a very dedicated group, which enriches our 5:30pm Sunday Mass with their uplifting music on the first weekend of each month."

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