Newcastle City Temple Salvation Army

Building up the Temple - Buy a Brick Campaign

Fundraising for The Salvation Army
£6,325
raised of £5,000 target
by 18 supporters
The Salvation Army

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RCN 214779 and in Scotland SC009359
We provide unconditional friendship, support and practical help to people in crisis and in need. We work with children, homeless people, all adult victims of modern slavery and those dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction

Story

Where it all started

Revival swept through Newcastle in early 1879 after six young 'Hallelujah Lasses' marched across the swing bridge from Gateshead and began preaching to the crowds that thronged Sandhill. Sunday Meetings were held initially in a packed Tyne Theatre and within just 6 weeks The Salvation Army in Newcastle had grown at a spectacular rate - attracting1000 converts.

The new corps held a number of tenancies including an old brewery and the New Jerusalem Temple on Percy Street - but in 1889 the foundation stones for a new 'Salvation Cathedral' were laid between Bath Lane and Westgate Road and that's where Newcastle City Temple Corps remained, faithfully working and witnessing for the next 119 years. 

Despite having been modernised in 1984, spiralling maintenance costs, including costs associated with keeping the building in line with current legislation, meant that in 2008, Newcastle City Temple was forced to vacate these premises.

From 2008

Since 2008 the City Temple has been based at Brunswick Methodist Church, and it was always hoped that this would only be temporary arrangement until able to move to a new purpose-built hall. 

Today

After 14 years that hope is finally being realised - work commenced on the building of a new Worship and Community Centre in August 2021. Built on the site of the former Cowgate Methodist Church, Stamfordham Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, the project is now nearing its completion and it is hoped that we will soon be able to commence worship in our new hall in time for the Advent and Christmas season

2022 and beyond....

Over the course of its 142 year history to date, The Salvation Army in Newcastle upon Tyne, has always had at its heart the salvation of the people and the welfare of the community. We are very excited about the wonderful opportunities which this new hall will provide, not least because we firmly believe that it will enable us to serve the needs of those within the local community and wider City of Newcastle even more effectively. 

We need your help

AND SO... We'd like to invite you to partner with us as we prepare to commence a new and exciting chapter of Newcastle City Temple's work and witness. Would you therefore consider 'Buying a Brick' and help us in the 'Building of the Temple'? Your support really is appreciated. Thank you.

Buy a Brick in Memory of a Loved One 

For those who might like to 'Sponsor a Brick in Memory of a Loved One'. A separate page has been created specifically for this purpose and can be accessed via the following link:

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About the charity

The Salvation Army

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RCN 214779 and in Scotland SC009359
The Salvation Army is a Christian Church & registered Charity working in 130 countries worldwide and is one of the largest and most diverse providers of social welfare in the world. In the UK and Republic of Ireland this work includes more than 800 Salvation Army social service centres and Community churches. We provide unconditional friendship, support and very practical help to people in crisis and need and work with children, homeless people, all adult victims of modern slavery and those dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Alongside our work in the UK, The Salvation Army International Projects Office works with communities around the world to support and empower them to defeat poverty and injustice. Our development projects are created and implemented in partnership with communities to enable them to build a better life and future for themselves. The Salvation Army is a Christian Church & registered Charity in England (214779), Wales (214779), Scotland (SC009359) and the Republic of Ireland (CHY6399)

Donation summary

Total raised
£6,325.00
+ £153.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£965.00
Offline donations
£5,360.00

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