Reverend Christian Weaver CBE smiling into camera
Rev Weaver worked as a police officer in Antigua, on arrival he studied at the Leicester College of Art. Credit: Krishita Kandoi

Reverend Christian Weaver came to the UK from Antigua as part of the Windrush generation in the 1960s.

Like many others at the time, he faced challenges, including racism, yet went on to become a powerful voice for his community in Nottingham, leading the Pilgrim Church in the Meadows, tackling workplace discrimination, and in 2017 campaigning for justice for victims of the Windrush scandal.

Rev Weaver, 84, was made an MBE in June 1990 and a CBE in 2002.

As part of our work marking Windrush 75, he spoke to MA Magazine students to reflect on his life and experiences and what the Windrush generation means today.