story of Salvationism in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea commenced in the summer
of 1902 when the Salvation Army first arrived and started to hold
The news that the Army was in town had a great impact
on the village and many were converted into the Christian faith. The
Corps, or Church, recently celebrated 100 years of work in the area,
showing that the Salvation Army still has an important role to play
today in the life of Newbiggin by the Sea.
Premises With Purpose
Over the years as the Salvation Army Corps in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
developed we acquired and developed two halls for activities. Our
Worship Hall is based on Front Street and the Community Hall is based
close by in Vernon Place. The main weekly activities take place
in the Community Hall with Sunday worship taking place in the Worship
Hall. The halls are based in the East End or “Fisher End” of
the village close to the sea front. The two halls in recent
years have undergone major improvement work and are fully accessible
to all in our community.
Music With A Mission
Music in the Salvation Army plays an important part
in worship. As the Corps grew with new converts musical sections were developed to support worship and open air ministry. Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Salvation Army Band and Songsters (choir) continue to support worship
every Sunday and are often requested to provide music at various
locations or community events across the area.
A World Vision
The Corps also supports the national and international
work of the Salvation Army who work with some the poorest and disadvantaged,
both in this country and across the world. The community of Newbiggin by the Sea and surrounding area are invited to support The Salvation Army’s Annual Appeal, which takes place each September. Members
of the Corps are also active in raising funds for other worthy causes
and charities both in this area and overseas.
You Are Very Welcome
The Corps has a full programme of activities that
all can access. However, The Salvation Army is primarily a
Christian Church and we meet for worship, in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea,
every Sunday at 10.30am and 4.00pm. We
would warmly welcome you to any of our activities.