NATIONAL SERVICE: Spirit of Windrush – Contributions to Multicultural Britain

A national community service will taken place to give thanks to God for the contributions of Caribbean people to Multicultural Britain, particularly since the landing of the Empire

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A national community service will taken place to give thanks to God for the contributions of Caribbean people to Multicultural Britain, particularly since the landing of the Empire

THE CONTRIBUTIONS of Caribbean people to British society is visible in all areas of society.

This service will reflect creatively on the journey of the Windrush Generation from the invitation, mixed welcome, to the resilience to overcome and make their contribution to Britain, thereby securing a better future for all.

The Rev’d Joel Edwards will preach. Music, hymns, choirs, readings and a specially commissioned Psalm for Windrush by Shirley Thompson MBE will add to the occasion.

Caribbean heritage people’s contributions to the armed forces, health service, transport, education, sports and religion will be highlighted.

The service has been planned by a team drawn from across the community and worshippers are expected from around the country, including politicians, civic leaders and ordinary citizens of all ethnic backgrounds. Tickets are free and registration will be by Eventbrite when available.

DETAILS

The Windrush 70 National Service Planning Group has led on behalf of Churches Together in England, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the Evangelical Alliance, the National Church Leaders Forum, Windrush Foundation, Windrush Day Steering Group among others.

CONTACT

Joe Aldred: joe.aldred@cte.org.uk
Duncan Jeffery: Duncan.Jeffery@westminster-abbey.org
Churches Together in England: www.cte.org.uk
Westminster Abbey: www.westminster-abbey.org

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