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Salvation Army celebrates new Community Church

London SE1 website team

The Salvation Army Community Church at the Elephant and Castle celebrated its grand reopening last week with over 200 members of the local community.

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MP Simon Hughes delivered a speech at the event, which was organised by Salvation Army Captains Johnny and Catherine Smith.

The attendees joined together to celebrate the refurbishment of the building, which was in dire need of cleaning and repairs. The new centre has a splendid main hall which they have invited local organisations to use for various events.

The building's reception centre also received an overhaul, and what was once a gloomy, uninviting space is now a warm, open, and welcoming area.

Last but not least, the organisation has a brand new kitchen that will go a long way towards helping it reach its goals of aiding the community.

The Community Church will be playing host to the Community Council as it presents an event aimed at the black minority members of the the population, in association with the Muslim Forum.

They will also be home to SureStart meetings and hope to continue their own work with the homeless and other needy groups in the community.

As Captain Smith said, "We've got so many dreams about how we can serve the community, and now we finally have a place to work from!"

The Church is located on the corner of St George's Road and Princess Street.

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