Six New Senior Soldiers enrolled


On Sunday 12 May 2024 we were so excited and privileged to see SIX new Senior Soldiers enrolled during our meeting. Being a Senior Soldier means we have accepted Jesus as our Saviour and Friend, agree with the doctrines of The Salvation Army (the principles and beliefs) and want to make a public statement through […]


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Plans for the 25th Anniversary of our Christmas Concerts at The Symphony Hall, now known as Christmas with The Salvation Army,  are well under way and there is a team of people waiting to process your ticket orders for both the 2.30pm and 6pm performances on Sunday 11th December 2016.


Full details are available here and we would ask that you place your ticket orders as soon as possible to so that you won’t be disappointed.

You will have opportunity to sing some well known Christmas Carols, see school choirs from around the local area and of course our own musicians from age 7 up will be bringing some fabulous Christmas music for your enjoyment, and who can fail to be blessed by our primary children (ages 3-6) as they present the Christmas Story in their own unique style.

There will also be opportunity to give generously in support of the community work of The Salvation Army both in the local area and nationally.

Order your tickets now for Sunday 11th December 2016

Performances at 2.30pm and 6.00pm.
Tickets start from £10.
Order now to avoid disappointment,
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Our Junior Band (led by YP Band Leader Rob Hayward, assisted by Callum White) paid a return visit to William Booth Memorial Halls Salvation Army in Nottingham on Saturday 16th April 2016. This followed the visit of the Nottingham Junior Band about 12 months ago to Birmingham Citadel.

This joint concert venture has been running for a number of years now following link ups with Droitwich Spa and Cannock YP Bands in previous years.

The two bands played separately in the first half and both bands were excellent in every piece they presented. A cornet solo from Josie and a cornet trio from the host band were both highlights in during the evening.


In the second half of the evening both bands joined together more than 45 players crammed on the stage and they played items that they had been rehearsing all afternoon, a mixture of old and new music. The young people played well all evening despite having rehearsed for over 2 hours during the afternoon as well.

The large audience showed their appreciation all night with enthusiastic clapping and encouragement.

It was a great day gave the young people a chance to meet, chat and join in music making with others from another Corps.


A few photos from the concert

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The Songsters(Senior Choir) were privileged to be able to spend the weekend on 9th and 10th of April 2016 in Southampton (Southampton Shirley Corps and Southampton Sholing Corps). It was a time of praise and blessing. New friendships have been formed and old aquaintances renewed.

The Songsters sang well and communicated the Gospel and message of God’s love effectively.

On Saturday after an uneventful journey we arrived to a warm welcome and a large and much appreciated meal. The hall was full for the  evening concert, the first half songs based around well known verses from the Bible, and the second half concentrating on The Cross.

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On Sunday morning the Songsters split in two, half staying at Southampton Shirley and the other half going to Southampton Shirley Corps.

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After joining together for another amazing meal at Lunchtime, the Songsters joined a number of local people for Come and Sing Workshop. Songster Leader Lesley Nicholson worked her magic with the 90+ members who formed the choir and just over an hour later the group had learnt two songs which were presented in the Praise meeting later that day.


The final meeting of the day resumed with the Songsters presenting more songs and thoughts before the Come and Song Choir sang following some Thanks, the weekend was over.

The Songsters met up with Lt Colonels Enid and John West who were the Corps Officers at Birmingham Citadel 25 years ago.


Also Majors Joe and Margaret Bailey were present to meet and hear the Songsters. Joe and Margaret spent time at The Citadel while they were Officers in Charge at Birmingham Goodwill Centre in Nechells.


With our Corps Officers (Ministers in charge) being away today, the meetings were led by members of the Church.

Sunday @ 5 was led by Jennie and Neil Blessett,
The theme of the meeting was “don’t be a fool” having just had April fools day. The children that were there shared jokes with us ( and a few young at heart) and we looked at the foolish and wise builders and how wisdom and knowledge are necessarily the same thing . And that Gods wisdom is unquestionable .

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Easter at Birmingham Citadel followed the theme In His Steps and was led by our church leaders Majors Mandy & Steve White.

On Good Friday we reflected on the  suffering of Jesus. The Singing Company(Junior Choir), Songsters(Adult Choir) and the Band all provided music which added to the message of Good Friday, then Major Mandy White spoke about the suffering of Jesus leading up to and on the Cross, and why He sacrificed Himself for us.

During the service we were invited to come to the Cross and throw rose petals as a symbol of our gratitude for all that Jesus had done for us through his suffering.


Following the service we marched through the streets of the City Centre, past Birmingham Cathedral and in to Victoria Square in front the Birmingham City Council Buildings and held a short outdoor meeting where many people were contacted and given Palm Crosses, Salvation Army literature and Try Praying booklets as part of a Birmingham Churches Together initiative during Lent.

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On Easter Saturday over 40 church members gathered at Clent Hills for an Easter Saturday walk


Easter Sunday saw a capacity congregation celebrate the risen Christ. Major Steve White spoke about living lives in the power of the resurrection following which each member of the congregation received a scripture verse reminding them that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead was available for his followers today.

Easter Sunday outreach at the Children’s Hospital concluded an uplifting and powerful celebration.

The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed!

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Our Junior Choir (Singing Company), led by Stephanie Lamplough and assisted by Edwina Hayward, was invited by Captain John McLean to sing at Leamington Spa Salvation Army.

The young people and leaders worked really hard rehearsing and preparing for the concert and they were rewarded with a capacity audience and extra chairs were needed so that everyone had somewhere to sit.

The audience were treated to a feast of music featuring soloists and duets with contemporary and classical styles of music.

The whole programme was drawn together with some thoughts from newly commissioned Singing Company Sergeant (pastoral leader) Pam Daff.

Everything the young people presented was warmly appreciated by the audience.


Well done to everyone connected with the Singing Company.

Birmingham Citadel Salvation Army Church welcomes you to Sunday Worship at 10.30am & 5.oopm where you will receive a warm welcome, participate in engaging worship supported by our adult and children’s musical groups and receive encouragement and teaching from the Bible to live purposeful lives as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Join us ! We’d love to see you

If you want to make your celebrations stand out this year then why not celebrate Christmas with The Salvation Army at St Chad’s Queensway here in the heart of Birmingham.

Throughout the month we will be holding special services, playing carols around the city and sharing in our annual spectacular at the Symphony Hall on Sunday 13th December  @ 2.30 & 6.00 pm. There are still plenty tickets available for the 6.00 pm performance if you really want to ‘kick start’ your Christmas with special performances from our bands, choirs, not forgetting the youngest members of our church who will performing the nativity. We are also pleased to welcome children from local schools who will be taking part in both performances.

In the meanwhile, teams of volunteers will be helping us prepare food hampers & toy parcels for needy families and of course the big day itself when we will be hosting a festive lunch for the elderly and those who find themselves on their own.

For us at The Salvation Army Christmas is all about giving, receiving, sharing and caring recognising that Jesus is the reason for the season.

Why not come and share with us – we’d love to see you?!


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Saturday 5th December                Carol Playing in the Bull Ring & Marks & Spencer Birmingham


Sunday 6th December                   Advent Worship  ‘Tis the Season to show love’ @ 10.30am

Rotary Carol Service 4.00pm

Monday 7th December                  Young People’s Band at Lee Bank 6.30pm

Saturday 12th December               Carol Playing in the Bull Ring 11am-3pm and Mark’s & Spencer Birmingham

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Sunday 13th December                  Christmas with The Salvation Army at the Symphony Hall 2.30 pm & 6.00 pm

Saturday 19th December               Carol Playing in the City Centre 11,00 am – 3.00pm

Sunday 20th December                 Advent Worship ‘Tis the Season to share’ @ 10.30 am

Carols Around the Manger @ 5.00pm

Tuesday 22nd December               Young People’s Band at Walmley Community Carols 7.00pm

Christmas Eve                                  Carol Playing in the City Centre 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Christmas Day                                 Christmas Day Worship ‘Tis the Season to Rejoice!’ @ 10.30am

Sunday 27th December                 Morning Worship ‘Tis the Season to reflect’ @ 10.30am



Our church is currently working through our More than an Offering programme which reminds us of the need to be good stewards of all that we are and every thing God has given to us.

Over the next few weeks we will be thinking very carefully about the three T’s of Stewardship – Time, Talents and Treasure and this will result in an special offering service to take place on Sunday 25th October where there is opportunity to commit ourselves to the work and and outreach of our church through the giving of our time, talents and treasure.


We have recently celebrated our Harvest Thanskgiving with a day of worship for all ages.

Captain John McLean who is soon to take up an new role as leader of The Salvation Army in Leamington Spa led us in  a thought provoking morning encouraging us to think carefully about the talents God has given and how we must harvest them for the growth of God’s Kingdom. He reminded us that the talents have been ‘lent’ to us and to think carefully about the value we place upon them.

Worship was relaxed, informal and included the Singing Company (Junior Choir) singing ‘A Harvest Samba’  and a song from the primary members (the youngest members) of our church.

The morning commenced with the children of our church parading in with their harvest baskets, the donations of which will be put to practical use in our weekly food bank.

Sunday @ 5 took the form of a Harvest Praise featuring our musical groups and including the farewell to Captain John McLean.

John had been the Assistant Officer for the past fifteen months and has made a significant impact to the life of the corps together with this children.

The day concluded with a Harvest Supper.

It was a great day of worship, thanks and praise to a God who continually provides for our needs. Harvest is a great opportunity to remind ourselves of His provision.



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