CHURCH IN BRITAIN'



In this new edition of his second book, Roy sets out a timely portrayal of Caribbean Christians who came to Britain in the 1950s and 60s. In this historical overview, he looks back. He tells the story of Caribbean Christianity, from the arrival of slaves on the Plantations in the West
Indies, to their offspring arriving in Britain in the 1950s and 60s. Once in Britain, Caribbean Christians quickly established their churches, and with a front seat in this development, Roy charts many of the seminal moments in this fascinating story. He explains some of the Caribbean's difficulties, describes how they were treated, and what happened to those from the established churches in the Caribbean when they visited their mother church' in Britain for the first time.


Pentecostals took a different route; Roy explains this and shows how this led to the success of Caribbean Christianity in Britain and why today, Windrush Christians migration to Britain is an unqualified success and a great addition to the religious life of Britain. Roy suggests several other reasons for this, pointing out how the influence of the family, work, education, and the church once played an essential part in the life of Caribbean and shows how the absence of these may account for many of the problems many Caribbeans offspring now faces.  


In 'Windrush and the Black Pentecostal Church in Britain', Roy tells another story, this time how African Christians came to Britain in the 1980s and how in a short time they were able to establish their churches, so that today, they have some of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the UK. Roy looks at what has made them successful and suggests some of the difficulties they are likely to face in the future.


'Windrush and the Black Pentecostal Church in Britain' is a timely story and one that turns the spotlight on an area of British life not often written about but one that needs telling. 

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