Windrush and the Black Pentecostal Church in Britain: The came with their Christianity and their Music

Windrush and the Black Pentecostal Church in Britain: The came with their Christianity and their Music

by Roy N Francis




In this very readable book, Roy Francis tells a personal story of growing up in a Black Pentecostal home and how, as part of the Windrush generation, his parents, like many others from the Caribbean came to Britain for the chance of a better life. This book explains the problems they faced. The religious climate they found, and their music.He explains why his parents left Jamaica to come to Britain, describes the country they came to, the environment they found, how they attempted to adjust, the religious climate in the country, and how when they faced racism, this was something entirely new to them.

Many were Christians and members of the established church in the West Indies. He tells their story, explains what happened to them when they went to worship and contrast this with Pentecostals who had their own way of keeping their religious flame burning.

In the 1980s, another equally important migration took place. Africans started coming to Britain. Roy explains what attracted them to the country, highlights the success they had, contrasts this with earlier Caribbean experiences and considers what is likely to happen in the future. This is a timely book which shines a light on British religious life rarely written about, but one that's been a great success story, the Caribbean and African Christian migration to Britain.

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ISBN-13: 9781913623265
Publisher: Filament Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2020
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Roy Francis is an award-winning television producer/director who has been involved with gospel music from a young age. His late parents were one of the early pioneers of the black Pentecostal church movement in the UK. He went on to join one of the first gospel groups in Britain, from there went to university, became a teacher, and then went into television. Roy was the producer of the ground-breaking gospel music series, People Get Ready for Channel 4 television, was a producer on BBC Songs Of Praise, worked in the Walden Media film, Amazing Grace staged and filmed the highly successful Donnie McClurkin Live in London and today spends most of his time writing and developing the next crop of gospel artists.

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