Frequently Asked Questions

General

How can I join The Salvation Army?

Our worship services are open to anyone who wants to find faith or share their faith. There’s no need for a uniform, no need to participate. Just come along and see what you think.

To become a Soldier
To be a Soldier of  The Salvation Army  is a voluntary personal commitment arising from a personal spiritual conviction. You will be invited to attend classes to explore the beliefs and practices of The Salvation Army. This will include exploration of your spiritual experience and the way in which this impacts on your lifestyle choices.
To be enrolled as a Soldier of The Salvation Army, you will publicly demonstrate your decision by signing and adhering to The Soldier’s Covenant. The wearing of the uniform is a matter of personal choice and conviction. You do not have to wear a uniform to be a Soldier in The Salvation Army

To become an Adherent
To become an Adherent of The Salvation Army is also a voluntary personal commitment arising from a personal spiritual experience. Opportunity will be given to explore your faith and how you best express it. Adherents do not wear the uniform, but are committed to The Salvation Army as their church and as such can identify themselves as members of The Salvation Army.

Is The Salvation Army like other Christian churches?

The Salvation Army is an integral part of the worldwide Christian Church with its own distinctive governance and practice.
We commit ourselves:

  • to make known our common life in Christ through shared witness, worship and service
  • to participate with our ecumenical partners, locally and nationally, in areas of social action and engagement in the public concern
  • to deepen relationships through fellowship and shared pilgrimage
  • to seek to do collectively all that would further the Kingdom of God.

There are many different Christian Churches. The Salvation Army is just one. However, each different Christian expression has the same basic beliefs and calling: to Worship God, to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people. The Salvation Army is committed to ecumenism, that is, the search for unity between all Christians. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries.

Can anyone attend a service?

Yes! Our worship services are open to anyone who wants to find faith or share their faith. You do not have to wear the uniform and no need to participate! Just come along and see what you think.

Contact Us

If you are interested in any activity or for anything else - we'd love to hear from you!

Call us on 01245 490 998 (9am - 4pm Mon-Fri)

or complete the 'Contact Us' form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.