Everyone should find The Salvation Army to be a hospitable, inclusive and welcoming community for all adults and children.

The Salvation Army is a Christian Church and charity that began in the East End of London in 1865. Today, we operate in more than 130 countries with more than 1.8 million members.

In the United Kingdom, The Salvation Army  is made up of thousands of people who worship, work, volunteer, donate and serve together every week. This includes many people who are LGBT+. We welcome and serve people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, race, religion and ethnicity. Our employment practices are non-discriminatory and we seek to create welcoming, nurturing work environments.

The Salvation Army finds no scriptural support for demeaning or mistreating anyone for any reason. People who come to The Salvation Army for help will receive assistance based solely on their need and our capacity to serve. 

The Salvation Army rejects racism and sexism and stands against homophobia and transphobia, which victimises people and can reinforce feelings of alienation, loneliness and despair. We aim to be an inclusive church where everyone finds welcome and can develop their relationship with God. Like many other Christian churches, we have much to learn about issues such as structural discrimination, racism and human sexuality. 


We are committed to preventing, identifying and responding to the abuse of children and adults.

The environment

Our policy is to encourage good environmental practice, leading by example.

Modern Slavery Statement

Read our statement on modern slavery. and find out more about what we're doing to help.

About us

For over 150 years, The Salvation Army has been transforming lives at the heart of communities.