Windrush Generation Commemorated at Southwark Cathedral

Services and celebrations commemorating the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, which brought one of the first waves of Caribbean migrants to the UK, were held across the UK on Windrush Day.

One service, hosted by ecumenical organisation Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, was held at Southwark Cathedral, London.

Prior to the service, schoolchildren, representatives from various para-church organisations, and church leaders joined a public ‘Walk of Witness’ from Waterloo Station to the Cathedral, to join with worshippers at the special service, which featured prayers, reflections, poetry and live music performances.

Contributors to the service included the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Rev Christopher Chessun; the Most Rev Howard Gregory, Archbishop of the Province of the West Indies; Rev Arlington Trotman; Ivan Weekes; Shermara Fletcher; Bishop of Croydon, the Rt Rev Rosemarie Mallett; and many more. Special guests included the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan; David Lammy MP; and Leroy Logan MBE.

The pictures below give insight into this special day.

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