Spirit of Windrush
A service of thanksgiving recorded in Westminster Abbey for the first generation of Caribbean migrants who landed 70 years ago on MV Windrush and forged multicultural Britain.
A Service of Thanksgiving recorded in Westminster Abbey to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Landing of the Windrush. When the MV Windrush docked at Tilbury in the Port of London on 22nd June 1948 the ship was carrying some 500 passengers from the port of Kingston in Jamaica. The name Windrush has as a result come to be used as shorthand for migration from the Caribbean and, by extension, for the beginning of modern British multicultural society. This service of celebration gives thanks for the way that first generation forged what has become multicultural Britain. Hymns include: O God Our Help In Ages Past and My hope is built on nothing less; Readings: Jeremiah 29:4-11; 2 Corinthians 4:6-9; including music from Karen Gibson and Windrush 70th Anniversary Choir, and Carla Jane. Preacher: The Revd Joel Edwards. Leader: the Dean of Westminster, the Very Revd Dr John Hall. Producer: Ben Collingwood.