Salvation Army Centre Opened

PUBLISHED: 10:11 07 August 2007 | UPDATED: 22:58 28 May 2010

Major Bram Holland with some band members

Major Bram Holland with some band members

SO many Salvation Army followers gathered at the official opening of the group s new £400,000 centre that police were forced to cordon off part of the road. The Army s UK commander, Commissioner John Matear, cut the ribbon and unveiled a plaque at the new

Left, Commissioner Elizabeth Matear, Major Loraine Holland, Major Bram Holland, Commander John Matear, cutting ribbon & Plaque

SO many Salvation Army followers gathered at the official opening of the group's new £400,000 centre that police were forced to cordon off part of the road.

The Army's UK commander, Commissioner John Matear, cut the ribbon and unveiled a plaque at the new centre in Church Street, Whittlesey, on Saturday to mark the opening.

The dedication service was followed by a celebration on Saturday evening.

Commissioner Matear and his wife Elizabeth stayed in town on Sunday to lead the Army's morning worship service.

Whittlesey Major Lorraine Holland said: "It was a fantastic weekend."

The new centre has replaced a row of ancient cottages which was used for worship by the Salvation Army for almost 120 years. The renovation work was funded by the Army's two charity shops in Whittlesey and by a number of fund-raising events.

In addition to Sunday Services, luncheon clubs will be held. It is also hoped to start a club for mums and toddlers.

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