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150 years - Southport

Salvation Army churches and centres are also holding events in local communities.


Southport Salvation Army ‘Paint the Town Red’ by organising a street party in Southport’s Town Hall Gardens on Saturday 16th May.

Here's what happened?

From 11am to 4 pm there was:

  • Music from a massed brass band and choir
  • Children’s activities including a bouncy castle
  • A Salvation Army march with the massed band down Lord Street
  • Refreshments, including free tea and coffee
  • An exhibition about the history of The Salvation Army

Why ‘Paint the Town Red’?

The Salvation Army’s red shield is one of the world’s most recognisable logos. The use of the colour red is symbolic of the blood of Jesus.

By taking our church on to the streets of Southport, we not only celebrated 150th years of The Salvation Army but also shared the good news of Jesus. We wanted everyone to know that Jesus lived, died and rose again for each one of us - that He loves us all unconditionally.

Thank you for getting involved!

Everyone got involved – you did not have to be a uniformed Salvationist.

150 players and singers performed during the day to mark this 150th year.

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