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Our Background

our history

The Salvation Army has a long and vast history dating back to 1865 in London, England when it was founded. It then quickly moved into Canada and then to our community of St. Albert where we have operated for almost 40 years!



The Beginning

The Salvation Army began its work in London, England, in 1865 when William Booth, a minister, abandoned the conventional concept of a church and a pulpit and took his message of hope to the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute.



By 1867 The Salvation Army had developed into a ministry offering basic schooling, reading rooms, penny banks, soup kitchens and relief aid to the destitute.


The Salvation Army in Canada

The Salvation Army began its work in Canada in 1882, just fifteen years after Confederation, and quickly began giving hope to those in need in this country.


The Salvation Army in St. Albert

In 1987, The Salvation Army built its building in St. Albert and began to serve the community there.

Present day

The Salvation Army in St. Albert

To this present day almost 40 years later, The Salvation Army continues to operate in St. Albert to bring hope to the community through church, programs, initiatives and services.

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