About Us

The Salvation Army is an organisation known by the public for its brass banding and its wide-ranging charity work – it is not as well known as a church, but it is our Christian beliefs that inspire and motivate everything else that we do.

The Army has been based in Whitehorse Lane in Canterbury since 1886. For over 120 years, generations of our church have worshipped together, prayed, shared their beliefs with others and played an important role in the community that we are based in.

Nowadays, we have members from all ages and backgrounds. We have a large number of students from all parts of the UK; people from various professions; retired people; families; children.

We all make up The Salvation Army in Canterbury and we are keen to welcome you to any of our events, services or weekly groups.

Come as you are

Many of our congregation wear a uniform on a Sunday – a sign of our beliefs to the general public – but equally, many of our regular attenders do not. We would be pleased to see you at our church either way – whether you attend a Salvation Army centre elsewhere already, or have never been to a church in your life. We welcome everyone.

More than just Sundays

We have activities throughout the week at our centre in Whitehorse Lane – from Rainbows, Brownies and Guides to a meal for students, a Sunday School for children to a French club.  For a full guide to everything that goes on, see our weekly programme. There is no need to attend services on a Sunday to join in with these – they are open to all.

Get in touch

We hope to cover as much as possible about The Salvation Army in Canterbury on this website – but we would be pleased to hear from you if you have any questions, want to find out more about us, or simply wish to say hello. Full details about getting in touch can be found on the contact page.