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What is the Salvation Army?
The Salvation Army is a Christian Church, we believe in the Holy Spirit, worship God and our Lord Jesus Christ. See the Doctrines below
Is the 'Salvation Army' a charity?
Yes! As well as been a Christian Church and as part of our Christian beliefs. The Salvation Army does welfare work in the community.
registered Charity No. 214779 and in Scotland SC009359
Who belongs to the 'Salvation Army'?
Anybody from all walks of life. Who wish to worship with us. Members of the Salvation Army are called 'Soldiers' or 'Adherents'.
Do you have to wear a uniform?
No! It is a personal choice whether or not to wear the uniform. The uniform is worn by the 'Officers' and may be worn by 'Soldiers' as a witness to their faith. Also by the members of the musical sections (the Band's, Songsters & Singing Company)
What are 'Soldiers'?
Full members of the Salvation Army, who have chosen to become Christians, have accepted certain moral standards and have signed the 'Soldiers Covenant'. Salvation Army Soldiers do not smoke, drink alcohol, take unprescribed drugs or gamble. It is a personal choice whether or not to wear the uniform.
What are 'Adherents'?
People who have chosen to make the Salvation Army their spiritual home and place of worship, but do not wish to make all the commitments which a soldier would be expected to make. They do not wear uniform.
Who is your Minister?
The Salvation Army Officers (Lieutenant, Captain, Major etc.) have the status of ordained ministers, they work full time for the Army.
What are the 'Soldiers Covenant'?
The Articles of War is a document that states the 'Doctrines' (Beliefs) of the Army, that a person signs when they are ready to become Soldiers of the Salvation Army. (previously called 'Articles of War')
Do I have to stop smoking and drinking alcohol to join?
No! You may come and worship with us. You can join us as 'Adherents'
Do I have to be able to play a musical instrument or sing?
No! Membership of the Band or Songster Brigade (adult choir) is voluntary. If you do wish to join a musical section, we then train you to play a musical instrument and read music.
When do you hold meetings at Burton?
We hold worship meetings at our Corps in Mosley Street, Burton, every Sunday at 10am and 5pm.
There is a Sunday School for the children at 10:20am every Sunday.
More details in the 'Weekly Events Diary'.

The Doctrines of The Salvation Army

  1. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.
  2. We believe that there is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.
  3. We believe that there are three persons in the Godhead-the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory.
  4. We believe that in the person of Jesus Christ the Divine and human natures are united, so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man.
  5. We believe that our first parents were created in a state of innocency, but by their disobedience they lost their purity and happiness, and that in consequence of their fall all men have become sinners, totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God.
  6. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has by His suffering and death made an atonement for the whole world so that whosoever will may be saved.
  7. We believe that repentance towards God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, are necessary to salvation.
  8. We believe that we are justified by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and that he that believeth hath the witness in himself.
  9. We believe that continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.
  10. We believe that it is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified, and that their whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  11. We believe in the immortality of the soul; in the resurrection of the body; in the general judgement at the end of the world; in the eternal happiness of the righteous; and in the endless punishment of the wicked