Festival of Music with BAE Systems Brass Band and Canterbury SA Songsters
A thoroughly-enjoyable festival of music was presented by the BAE Systems Brass Band and our own Songster Brigade (adult choir) from Canterbury Salvation Army. Over the years, the Band and The Salvation Army in Canterbury have established a strong bond, with many of our church members being associated with the Band in one way or another; this concert celebrated the relationship between the two groups and gave the opportunity to perform some great music together.
The Band commenced the evening with a traditional march from the Salvation Army repertoire, ‘The Red Shield’ (Henry C. Goffin). This was followed by an opportunity for everyone to join together and sing the hymn ‘Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven’. Corps Secretary Matthew Crick welcomed everyone to the event on behalf of the Corps, and handed over to Melvin White (Musical Director, BAE Systems Brass Band) who introduced and led the Band in two numbers from their recent repertoire: ‘Cortège from Mlada’ (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Gordon Langford) and ‘Selection from Les Misérables’ (Claude-Michel Schönberg). Carry on reading »
Banquet 2065 kicks off our future building project
A great time was had by all who attended the launch event for Project 2065, our new initiative to raise funds for a new building in a generation or two, and a good amount was raised to kick-start the coffers.
The food was excellent – soup, guacamole tortillas, beef, Italian chicken, aubergine lasagne, butterscotch bread and butter pudding and black forest gateaux were all on offer, though not intended to be consumed just by one person! As the food and drink was devoured, letters were given out to explain the purpose of and need for the Project 2065. Carry on reading »
Second Model Railway Exhibition raises funds
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2015 saw our second Model Railway Exhibition, raising funds for the community work in Canterbury.
This year the event was held at the Cartwright and Kelsey Primary School in Ash which allowed us to run a two-day event. There were ten layouts exhibited and several traders present. Although the attendance was down on last year, both the exhibitors and traders had a profitable weekend. It’s always fun to play trains! Carry on reading »
Andy Peddle’s walkathon visits Canterbury
As Andy Peddle’s walkathon enters its final few months, Canterbury Salvation Army was today pleased to be one of the final stops on his tour.
The goal of Andy’s 7,900-mile sponsored walk is to raise money for The Salvation Army’s Homeless and Anti-Trafficking programmes by visiting every Salvation Army centre in the UK and Ireland – that’s a huge total of 949 different stops.
After arriving at around 10.30am in the Annexe drop-in centre and enjoying a well-earned cup of tea, Andy told those who had gathered to welcome him the story of why he was undertaking such a large task. Carry on reading »