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FROM UGANDA WITH LOVE: The Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda has returned to Northern Ireland and is due to perform at nine venues, starting tonight in Newtownards.

The choir's latest production, called 'Oh What Love', has been on tour since mid-January, with 18 children aged between seven and 13 years old playing to audiences in England, Wales and the Netherlands.

"We are thrilled to once again welcome a Watoto choir to these shores," said coordinator Sarah Purdy.

"I would encourage anyone who has never experienced the choir before to make an extra special effort to get along to one of their performances.

"Their smiles are infectious, their energy is boundless and their true life stories are absolutely humbling.

"I have been involved with organising visits here now for three years and can honestly say that it is without doubt one of, if not the most rewarding thing I have ever done - it is truly a privilege."

The Watoto Children's Choir's first concert is at Londonderry Primary School in Newtownards tonight.

Other concerts include:

Friday June 5 and Saturday June 6 - Thriving Life Church, Newtownards

Sunday June 7 - Shore Street Presbyterian Church, Donaghadee

Tuesday June 9 - First Bangor Presbyterian Church

Wednesday June 10 and Thursday June 11 - Life Church, Belfast

Friday June 12 - Grace Baptist Church, Dundonald

Saturday June 13 - Our Lady and St Patrick's College, Knock

Sunday June 14 - Gilnahirk Baptist Church (morning) and Ards Evangelical Church (evening)

Further information on the Watoto project can be found at

DAY OF PRAYER: Interdenominational Divine Healing Ministries is holding its annual day of prayer 'for the renewal and revival of faith in this land' in St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast on Saturday June 20.

The theme is 'healing through forgiveness' and the day runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm with speakers from different denominations leading at half-hour intervals.

It is structured in such a way that people can drop in for as little or for as long as they feel they can commit to.

More information by telephoning 028 9031 1532, emailing, from the Divine Healing Ministries page on Facebook or

VOCATIONS EVENING: A busy year for the vocations team in the Archdiocese of Armagh continues on Tuesday June 30 with an evening of prayer and reflection in the Servite Priory in Benburb, Co Tyrone.

It is open to anyone considering whether God is "calling them to live the life of a priest in the Archdiocese of Armagh".

More information from Fr Peter McAnenly by telephoning 028 3752 2802 or emailing and

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