A PERSONAL STORY-
'WINDRUSH & THE BLACKPENTECOSTAL
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, shows how Caribbean Christianity is a success in Britain and has enriched the religious life of the country. He also shows how despite this success, the next generations of Caribbeans seem not to be building on the religious foundation the 'Windrush' generation has left the Caribbean community. Roy suggests there are several reasons for this; among them, the break-up of the Caribbean family, work, education, the decline of the influence of the church and explains the consequences of these.
In 'Windrush and the Black Pentecostal Church in Britain,' Roy tells another story; this time, Africans coming to Britain in the 1980s and how in a short time they were able to establish their churches. Today, African churches are the fastest growing in the country, with some of the largest congregations. Roy Looks at what at what has made them successful and suggests some of the difficulties they may 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 Caribbean and British life not often written about, but one that's worth telling.
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