The Salvation Army has had a Christian worshipping presence in Dublin since 1888. Nowadays we have two community churches in the city centre:
Dublin City Corps at the Green Hall is led by Majors Stuart and Gillian Dicker who offer a range of programmes to help vulnerable people. You can follow their activities on https://www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyDublinCityCorps/
Elsewhere, our Dublin South Corps is located at Swan Shopping Centre. Under the leadership of Captain Ashley Prodgers, the community church has programmes for people of all ages, you can follow their activites on https://www.facebook.com/salvationarmyrathmines/
The Salvation Army’s Christian ethos is central to all its services in Dublin and our officers offer pastoral and spiritual support to residents of our lifehouses.
Members of The Salvation Army use many different ways to show God just how much they love him and this is known as 'worship'. Worship can take place in people's homes, at Salvation Army churches - in fact, anywhere! Worship is used to describe anything that shows affection and admiration to God.
Services (meetings) are held every Sunday and a typical congregation will be made up of a wide and diverse mix of people from all backgrounds, ages and walks of life. Church families use Sunday worship to share in fellowship with one another and God in ways that express spiritual creativity, inclusivity and love.
At your local Salvation Army church, their services may include:
- Traditional hymns
- Modern worship songs
- A sermon
- Children’s story
- Brass bands
The Salvation Army is keen to make church accessible and relevant to everyone. Some churches will hold informal 'cafe-style' meetings where members sit in small groups and enjoy fellowship and praise with refreshments. Other churches may also hold mid-week worship.