CELEBRATING THE WINDRUSH LEGACY
THE CHRISTIAN RESOURCES EXHIBITION
SANDOWN PARK ESHER OCTOBER 12-14
SPONSORED BY THE PENTECOSTAL CREDIT UNION
Join us for three days of events as we celebrate the Windrush Legacy at the Christian
Part 1 – 'Windrush Words Music and Song' (Tue 12 Oct 11.30 am)
Based on my book, 'Windrush and the Black Pentecostal Church in Britain', this special musical
presentation looks back at Caribbean church music in the 1950s and 60s, and shows how it has
grown and developed into what today we know as British gospel music. Produced by me with
music by Ken Burton and live performances by the Ken Burton Singers, this presentation shows
how choruses, songs from the Billy Graham Crusade, Jim Reeves, American spirituals, Edwin Hawkins
oh happy day', all served to influence West Indian Church Music and set it on the road to become
what it is today, British gospel music.
Part 2 – From West Indian to Caribbean Christianity (Wed 13 Oct 12 pm)
They were a mixed bunch of Caribbean people who came to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s-ordinary
folks, workers, pastors, nurses, teachers, students, and members of churches. They came to work
to better themselves and to help rebuild Britain after the ending of the second world war.
In this the second part of the three series celebrating the legacy of the Windrush journey to Britain,
Les Isaac of the Ascension Trust and co-founder of Street Pastors, examines this development,
explains the type of Christianity Caribbean came to Britain with, the problems they faced in
establishing their churches, assess their legacy and see if there's anything we can learn from the
faith they brought to Britain.
Part 3 – African Churches and their Worship (Thu 14 Oct 2 pm)
In the last of these three events, David Shosayna, former Regional Director of The LondonBaptist
Association, speaker, theologian, and African minister, attempt to answer the questions, why are
there are so many African-led churches in Britain today? What do they believe, what is their
purpose, why are they growing so fast? What is ‘Reverse Mission,’ why is it central to African
Christianity and can African Christians re-evangelize Britain in the way that they were once
evangelized by the British? David an African himself, knows the African church community well,
and in his talk will attempt to answer these questions.
If you'd like to attend any of these events, please click on the link below, complete the
registration form by entering the code 'Windrush,' print off your ticket and bring it along with
you to CRE.
Tuesday 12 October 2021 – 10am-5pm
Wednesday 13 October 2021 – 10 am-5 pm
Thursday 14 October 2021 – 10 am-4.30 pm