Record Details

NGOSalvation Army

Salvation Army, Territorial Headquarters, 101 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BN

Telephone0207 737 3327
Background Information

The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian church (charity no. 214779), and a world-wide provider of social programmes, particularly well known for its work with the homeless. Salvationists abstain from drink, drugs and gambling, and do not take sacraments, emphasising practical action instead. The Salvation Army was established by William Booth, in London's East End, and was originally called the East London Christian Mission. The current name was adopted in 1878. The organisation and uniform of the Salvation Army echo military norms. Subsidiary organisations include the Salvation Army International Trust (charity no. 1000566), and the Salvation Army Social Work Trust (charity no. 215174). Sources:; Barberis et al 2000 p379

Year Created1864
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

East London Christian Revival Society, or East London Christian Mission (1864-1869); The Christian Mission (1869-1878)

Related Organisations

The Salvation Army has links to various national and international councils of churches; Salvation Army International Trust; Salvation Army Social Work Trust

KeywordsChristianity; Housing and homelessness; International development and humanitarian aid; Poverty and social exclusion (UK).
Last Edited ByJRM at 20/09/2010 10:07:31