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Pen Mendonca 12h
A privilege to record today's service!
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Windrush anniversary service at Westminster Abbey – in pictures
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Our photographer captured some lovely photos of the congregation at today's service.
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Earlier today we hosted a joyous Service of Thanksgiving to mark . You can see highlights of the service and hear The Reverend Canon Joel Edwards' Address on our website:
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A view from our organ loft of those who attended today’s service. Can anyone see themselves?
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The final piece of physical theatre directed by , called ‘Prayers for the Future’, shows a thanksgiving celebration of resilience, tolerance, and overcoming. An uplifting piece!
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Sketch artist is recording today’s service and will be tweeting about it later.
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The Reverend Canon Joel Edwards gives The Address. “Windrush has gifted Britain trade union leaders, politicians and senior civil servants... Leaders in Britain’s spiritual life, its business, science, the arts, education, music and sports.”
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Jayden Hamilton reads 2 Corinthians 4: 6-9. “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not foresaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”
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The Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Priest Vicar of Westminster Abbey, reads Jeremiah 29: 4-11. “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”
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In the 2nd piece of theatre by , ‘Mixed Welcome’, there are expressions of testimonies of the first Windrush settlers in Britain, the unforeseen conflicts, the reality of survival and the unexpected welcome from existing communities.
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Our service begins with ‘The Invitation’, a physical theatre piece directed by , which explores the invitation from Britain to Caribbean citizens, highlighting the context for the first migration of Jamaicans and Trinidadians to the UK.
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During today’s service, will be wearing the Windrush cope which features a photo montage illustrating aspects of black history in Britain since the arrival of the Windrush in 1948. The cope was commissioned by and is by
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Attending today’s service are: Prime Minister Mayor of London Home Secretary Baroness HM The Queen is represented by The Lord Lieutenant of Greater London
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The artwork ‘Grip’ by is in the Abbey church today. It’s a 1940’s suitcase filled with items brought to the UK by members of the generation, including rum, dominos, a mouth organ, tobacco and a camera.
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The artist has installed his piece ‘Victim, No Resurrection’ in the Abbey church for today’s service. It captures ‘the pain and anguish of so many who suffered the inexcusable consequences of social deprivation and racial inequality’.
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Mala Williams 24h
Being a member of are able to do flowers for windrush ceremony-very honoured!
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Caribbeans were invited to the UK to help with labour shortages after the war. Between 1948 and 1973, 524,000 Commonwealth nationals became UK residents. Caribbean people currently comprise 3% of the UK population. These men arrived on the Windrush in 1948. 🚢
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Today at noon we're holding "Spirit of Windrush - Contributions to Multicultural Britain, A Service of Thanksgiving". Attending will members of the Windrush generation and their descendants, and political and community leaders. 🚢
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This special cope by will be worn at tomorrow’s service by . It’s got a fascinating story behind it...
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