About William Booth College

Training The Salvation Army since 1929

Booth College

William Booth college opened in 1929 in Denmark Hill. The iconic building, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, is at the forefront of delivering education and training programmes for The Salvation Army's Employees, Officers, Envoys and Cadets from the United Kingdom and further afield.

The College offers:

  • Officer training
  • Territorial envoy training
  • Distance learning 
  • On-site learning
  • Leadership courses 

Our vision, mission and values

Vision Statement: We will be a Spirit filled, inspiring and progressive Christian learning community.

Mission Statement: Empowering, developing and resourcing people for effective participation in God's mission.

Values Statement: As a college community based on Christian principles our key values are:

  • Christlikeness - following the example of Jesus Christ being authentic, loving, trustworthy and joyful in our daily living.
  • Mission - committed to an intentional participation in the redeeming work of God in the world through his son Jesus Christ, and to proclaiming and demonstrating the gospel through our life and presence.
  • Community - modelling all of our relationships on the open and embracing nature of the Trinity, believing that mutual encouragement, meaningful cooperation and joyous celebration enhance our common experiences. We foster and value partnerships with individuals and groups beyond William Booth College and we seek to serve local communities in diverse ways through engagement and resourcing.
  • Hospitality - providing an environment where everyone is welcomed and where friendliness, quality care, compassion and service are our hallmarks. 

Staying at the college

William Booth College is a true community in which people share their lives and support each other in a spirit of Christian love. Cadets find that the friendship of their fellow cadets and the care and support they receive from staff is often as important to their development as the formal process of teaching and learning.

We are a residential college where a majority of our cadets come to stay for the duration of their course as individuals, couples or families. Accommodation is in comfortable modern flats. There is a rich community life at the College, including not only worship but also a wide range of social activities such as music and sport. 

William Booth College

Find out about William Booth College and training for The Salvation Army.

Officer and Territorial Envoy training

Train as a Salvation Army officer or Territorial Envoy at William Booth College.

Life on campus

William Booth College is a unique atmosphere centred around a spiritual and worshipful community

Courses at William Booth College

View our courses, Exploring Leadership, Design for Life, and Open Learning, to help you get more from your faith.