Windrush thanksgiving welcome at Christ Church

The exquisite technique of the Rainbow Steel Band brought a mellow vibe to the Christ Church service.

Several Bath Quakers helped organise and attended Christ Church’s Windrush Thanksgiving event, with Fairfield House and BEMSCA. It included a well-attended service graced by the Rainbow Steel Band, coffee and cakes, and a Caribbean cook-out BBQ plus soundsystem operated by DJ Steely Ranx in Christ Church’s garden.

Revd Lore Chumbley spoke powerfully about the contributions of the Caribbean community, and the shortcomings in Britain’s welcome both then and now.

Rainbow Steel; Toussaint’s bass instruments, fashioned from standard steel drums.

Many of the Caribbean families that worship at Christ Church started their lives in Britain in neighbouring streets.

In the passage up to the garden visitors read personal accounts of immigrations and shared  reminiscences.

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