Those of Polish origin, an often-underappreciated niche of British society, are winning over Cardiffians with good reason.
Saint Patrick's church in Grangetown faced near extinction when its priest, Father Fahey, died.
But Polish priest Father Bogden Wera stepped in, and the church has seen its fortunes turned around.
Poles have flocked there from across South Wales, and its attendance has rocketed to around 600 people at weekends.
As unexpected as this is for parishioners, it highlights the benefits readers’ Eastern brethren have brought across the border with them.
Britain has many reasons to admire the Polish.
The sounds of Chopin’s compositions would not grace their ears, nor would Conrad’s maritime thrillers exist, without Poland.
The revival of the church may be a cue for Wales to take stock and appreciate its Polish cousins.
From culture to wintry food, Poles have brought much cheer to this grey island.
For just a moment, the Welsh could forget rain and mountains, and embrace their Eastern side.