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Spirit of Windrush - Contributions to Multicultural Britain

03 May 2018

A Service of Thanksgiving will take place in Westminster Abbey at Noon on Friday 22nd June 2018.

The Service will be held to mark the 70th anniversary of the docking of the MV Empire Windrush, into Tilbury Docks, which brought more than 500 Caribbean men and women who responded to an invitation to come to a country in recovery from the Second World War and in need of help from British subjects who were also Commonwealth citizens.

The Service will involve worship, music, carefully chosen words, lessons and prayers and will touch on the themes that are relevant and strident, namely the invitation, the recognising of struggle following the invitation and the creative, unique and significant contributions made by the citizens and their descendants since then.

The preacher will be the Rev’d Canon Joel Edwards and in attendance will be national political and religious leaders as well as members of the diverse communities that make up multicultural Britain.

Admission is free but everyone must register and receive a ticket accompanied by personal ID on the day.

To apply for up to FOUR free tickets online click this link.

Doors will open at 10.45 am and members of the congregation are requested to be seated by 11.45 am.