The Salvation Army
As a Church, The Salvation Army preaches the Christian gospel. Its emphasis is on God’s saving purposes. It does not discriminate between ‘deserving’ or ‘undeserving’. As well as holding regular Sunday services, which are open to the public, The Salvation Army evangelises in the streets, shopping malls, pubs and clubs. Its newspaper ‘The War Cry’ sells more than 100,000 copies every week.
As a social work agency, the Army provides food, shelter and numerous professional services in 120 countries throughout the world.
In the UK there are over 800 worship centres and we are second only to the government as a provider of social services. We provide fifty five hostels for the homeless with accommodation for over 4000 people every night. There are alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation units, homes for the elderly, families and children, and adults with learning disabilities. We run a ‘Family Tracing Service’ which exists for the restoration of family relationships. This service takes on 5,000 new cases every year and has a 75% success rate. The Army continues to improve existing facilities and develop new strategies to combat the scourges of modern day society.
Blackpool Citadel Corps
Mission statement of Blackpool Citadel Corps:
‘The Salvation Army in Blackpool exists to fulfil God’s purpose through prayerful and Christ-centred worship, witness and work’
Blackpool Citadel is based at Raikes Parade Blackpool, FY1 4EL. Contact number 01253 626114.
This traditional Corps is very active in the community and the Corps premises are open every weekday between 0800 & 1600.
The Bridge project serves some of the most vulnerable adults in the community and is accessible through its own entrance. Visit The Bridge Project page for more information.
The Salvation Army is best known for its music and we are no different seeking to worship God through the expression of our faith as well as social action & involvement.
Heart to God and Hand to Man is our aim.
Come & visit us to share worship.
God Bless you.