We started on the streets of London to reach the people most in need
The Salvation Army began on the streets of East London in 1865 when Methodists, William and Catherine Booth, abandoned the traditional concept of a church pulpit to take God’s word directly to the people.
The Booths preached and lived out a doctrine of practical Christianity — soup, soap and salvation — to encourage both social and spiritual transformation among society’s most vulnerable and marginalised people.
Their work included setting up shelters for people who were homeless, a family tracing service, running soup kitchens, helping people living in the slums and setting up rescue homes for women fleeing domestic abuse and prostitution. The couple also oversaw the world’s first free labour exchange and campaigned to improve working conditions.
The Christian Mission
The movement grew rapidly outside of London and became known as the Christian Mission, with William Booth as its General-Superintendent. In 1878 the name was changed to The Salvation Army and the organisation adopted a quasi-military structure with officers and members wearing a military-style uniform.
Sundays: 10:30am Family Worship
Christian faith during the week when our doors are open to offer programmes and activities for the whole community.
9:30am - 11:am Army Bears (Parent and Toddlers)
0 - 4 years
12:30pm Lunch club
For all ages
1:45pm Friendship Club
For over 50s
4:30pm - 5:30pm CLIC Childrens Club
During term time
Ages 7 - 12
9:30am - 11:30am Coffee Morning