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In the UK and Republic of Ireland

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity.

The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland is part of the wider international Salvation Army, which is at work in 128 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

Our message is based on the Bible; our motivation is the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, which can transform people’s lives and change them for the better.

We believe that people consist of body, mind and soul, which means that they have both social, physical and spiritual needs. Our services are offered unconditionally to people of all faiths and none.

Inspired by our faith, we help individuals to develop and grow in their personal relationship with God and engage in a programme of practical action to serve the community, to help those who are suffering and in need, and to speak out against social injustice. 

In the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, The Salvation Army has approximately: 

  • 50,000 members
  • 4,000 employees
  • 1,500 Salvation Army officers (full-time ministers)​

Local Salvation Army churches

Or corps as we call them - and community centres offer a range of activities and services within local communities. People can get involved in all sorts of ways, through volunteering with fundraising initiatives, attending church services and helping with local activities within 22 territorial divisions, which are: