A PERSONAL STORY-
WINDRUSH & THE BLACKPENTECOSTAL
CHURCH IN BRITAIN
NEW EDITION-COMING SOON!
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 and tells the story of Caribbean Christianity, from the arrival of slaves to work on the Plantations in the West Indies, to their offspring arriving in Britain after the second world war.
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 their fascinating story. He explains many of the difficulties they faced, describe how they were treated, what happened to them when they went to church in Britain for the first time, and charts many of their successes. He offers several reasons for this, pointing out the role that family, work, education, and the church once played in the life of Caribbean, and shows why the absence of these, may account for many of the problems many 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.