Why we built the Black Church in Britain

Queen of Lovers Rock, Carroll Thompson, remembers the days when black people were not welcome in the Church of England

BUILDING THE BLACK CHURCH: Guests leave after the service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, London to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of Empire Windrush

THE CHURCH of England is considering apologising for banning the Windrush Generation from worshipping in its churches. The Voice newspaper columnist and BBC radio broadcaster Dotun Adebayo and Queen of Lovers Rock, Carroll Thompson, explore the rise of the Black Church.

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  1. | Stepheney Augustine McPherson- Sulaiman MBE

    Hi Dotun & Carol
    It was rather inspiring & brought back so many Happy & sad memories. Sad because many of those that were involved in your voiced experience have passed on or not mobile at present. I knew your mother (Nanna) that was involved in the Luton NTCOG. Mum is now 93yrs old & still a member.I pray you are thinking of collaborating a book about this experience.The C/E must apologise. Soo much hurt & negative impact on our generation. So PROUD of Bishop Rose Hudson- Wilkins.


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