In recent years an incredible movement of Salvation Army churches have been planted across the South east of England. Each one is reaching out to the Czech Roma community in a powerful way.
Ian and Paula Haylett moved to the Salvation Army in Selby in 2007 and joined a small corps in the centre of the town. Led and inspired by God, they began to listen to the one of the nearby communities. This is the story of what happened next.
Following discussions with a local youth worker, the corps officers identified a need for developing church for young people in the area. As a result The Shack came in to existence, seeking to serve and reach a generation who are often disengaged with mainstream church.
After years of prayer, Farnworth corps were given a building right in the town centre. From this key location, they’re been exploring what church looks like through their cafe and charity shop space.
Major Denise McGarvey has recently moved into the area of Kirkby in Ashfield. With experience in church planting, Denise shares the early journey of starting a new salvation army in the area, and the importance of living and sharing in community.
We visit a café in London’s Stoke Newington where a new Salvation Army corps is springing into life. Local corps officers in Clapton, Captains Karl and Ruth Gray, oversee the café which is situated in an old night club premises on Church Street. It is a fresh expression of The Salvation Army attracting a wide variety of people..