The Salvation Army is part of the Christian church, we follow the typical Christian beliefs of ‘the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.’ You can find out more about our work, history, beliefs and leadership on the UK territorial website here.
The Salvation Army started work in Heckmondwike in 1881 when we bought an old military barracks which had been home to the 2nd West Riding Volunteer Artillery. That building served us well until 1957 when it was decided it was no longer safe and it was demolished. In 1958 Horis Stringer Ltd (Kirkburton) were commissioned to build a new church which opened on 5 December 1959.
That building stood the test of time right up until the latest development which opened in 2013 to provide us with a modern and welcoming church and a valuable, flexible community facility for the people of Heckmondwike.