Community Links

Community work @ Gloucester Salvation Army

Ask people on the street what they know the Salvation Army for and it'll almost certainly be their community work. Many don't even realise that The Salvation Army is a church, but only recognise the charity efforts of our movement. The Salvation Army in Gloucester continues to uphold the calling first heard by William Booth, to seek out and help those in our society who are in need, and first to provide for their physical needs, showing the love of God through care and provision.

Weekly Support

We provide a cooked lunch on a weekly basis for up to 80 men and women in need, with assistance from volunteers from Gloucester City Mission and a nurse from the Homeless Healthcare Team who provides for basic health needs. Throughout the week we provide help for those who need clothing, food and other necessities.

Christmas Food Hampers & Toys

At Christmas, through the generous support of many donors and the money collected in the City Centre and at supermarkets while we play carols, we are able to provide food hampers and gifts of toys for families in need who have been referred to us through Social Services or family centres. Each Christmas approximately 325 hampers and toys for 300 children are distributed in Gloucester as a result of these efforts. The number of recipients of these Christmas gifts has trebled over the last 5 years. We could not meet this need without the generosity of the public.

Christmas toy sacks for Gloucester children
Helpers preparing Christmas toy sacks in 2014

National Fundraising

Each year our Annual Appeal raises substantial sums for helping those in need across the United Kingdom. Of course, we only carry the collecting boxes, and want to thank those in Gloucester who donate in excess of £4,000 each year in this way.

Charity Concerts

We also hold regular charity concerts, using the musical gifts given by God to raise awareness of, and funds for many local, national and international charities including:

Forthcoming Events

Sat 24 Oct 2020 12:00pm
Ploughman's Lunch
The Salvation Army, 150 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1QU
Sat 28 Nov 2020 9:30am to 3:30pm
Eastgate Street, Gloucester
Senior Band, Songsters, Community
Sat 19 Dec 2020 9:30am to 3:30pm
Eastgate Street, Gloucester
Senior Band, Songsters, Community