Salvation Army Centre Opened

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

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.


You may also want to watch:


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.

Most Read

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

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter