Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any question about The Salvation Army  we have tried to provide an answer here. First have a read through this page to see if your question has already been answered, if it hasn't, go to the Contact Us page and send us your question and we will do our best to answer it.

 

What exactly is The Salvation Army?

Well first and foremost The Salvation Army is a Christian Church. We hold services (although we call them meetings), which are held each Sunday - at Salvation Army Corps around the UK

Can anyone attend the services?

Absolutely! You do not have to be a member of The Salvation Army to join in our services.

If most people are in uniform won't I feel out of place?

Not at all. In fact most of our congregation just wear ordinary clothes. It's mostly the Band and the choir (Songsters) that wear uniform - in fact probably as many as two thirds don't wear uniform.

How many attend your meetings?

The congregations vary from the Corps with only 20 or so people attending to the largest Corps with 200 or so attending . To find the nearest Corps to you  just follow this link


What sort of age mix do you have?

A very broad age mix attend our meetings. We have a very strong youth and teenage group, young marrieds, middle life and retirees. Whatever your situation there will be someone else with similar circumstances.

What exactly do you believe in?

We have a set of beliefs that are summarised in what we call our Doctrines. There are eleven of them, and if you are interested in knowing what they are E-Mail us, and we'll send them on to you. Broadly though, we believe that the Bible is God inspired, and that Jesus Christ, through His death on the Cross enables us - whatever our situation - to be saved from our sins and to know eternal life by serving and committing ourselves to God.

Can you help me trace my missing Brother/Sister parent/relative...?

The Salvation Army are well known for offering this service however there are some restrictions on who is eligible for help. All the details, including who to contact, are available on the UK territory site, just follow this link