Sixty Years Later

Paul Faulkner unpacks the complexity of being “equal parts black and British”, beginning with his grandfather’s arrival, 60 years ago, and looking forward to a loving, diverse church family for his own grandchildren, 60 years later.

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Is your church a hub for every ethnicity?

Using his personal backstory that begins with the arrival of his grandfather on Britain's shores sixty years ago, Paul Faulkner unpacks the complexity around being "equal parts black and British".

His honesty about the pain of being rejected by Christians in the past, and his love of a Saviour who delights in diversity are an important call to action for the church today. Paul's vision, sixty years later, is of his own grandchildren belonging to a church that is a loving family of every ethnicity. But to make that difference, we need to start today.

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Credits

Written and performed by Paul Faulkner

Paul Faulkner is a Blackpool-based poet with a passion for young people and social justice. Originally from South London, he loves longboarding by the beach and traveling with his wife Hannah.

Creative Media Producer Luke Nelson

Luke is interested in Video, Web, XR, Lighting and Sound. He is from Blackpool and graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in September 2017. He has worked filming live sporting events, on production teams for theatre and live music events.

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Ministry use licence

This video is available for use online or offline in the context of your ministry/ministries (e.g. church service, children’s/youth group, small group, Bible study, school assemblies and lessons). By purchasing this video, you are purchasing a license to use and show it in the context of your specific situation (unless otherwise noted, this excludes uploading it by itself to social media).

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