Good Friday service

I attended the social gathering and service at the Salvation Army Church in Sturges Road on Good Friday. I am grateful to the Salvation Army for hosting the event this year and making us all feel welcome.

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  1. Stred
    Posted April 1, 2018 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    The Salvation Army is one of the best charities to donate to. 1.They are a genuine charity. 2. Their overheads are low. 3.They spend most of the money at home on the really needy.

    • Prigger
      Posted April 1, 2018 at 9:34 pm | Permalink


    • Cheshire Girl
      Posted April 2, 2018 at 6:20 am | Permalink

      I totally agree! I donate to the Salvation Army regularly, because while Politicians talk, the Salvation Army roll up their sleeves and get on and help the poorest of society. Without them, many would be in a terrible predicament. They daily demonstrate their belief in the value of every person,. They do not judge. One of the best charities in this country, and in the wider world.

    • Posted April 2, 2018 at 8:07 am | Permalink

      Well said – wonderful organisation. ”Heart to God, Hand to Man” – couldn’t be better said.

      Your local Hospice probably deserves the same accolade and support, unlike many so-called ‘charities’ that are rapidly losing people’s trust.

  2. Adam
    Posted April 1, 2018 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    The Salvation Army is a bastion of goodness. Those who serve & act in support of its endeavours add highly-valued qualities to our citizenship.

    • Prigger
      Posted April 1, 2018 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

      They’ll give you second-hand stuff too if you know the right people.

  3. Satan
    Posted April 1, 2018 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Easter? You what? You Christians don’t know when you’re beat.

    • ArchAngel
      Posted April 1, 2018 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

      Hello Satan
      That’s funny, made me smile.
      Going to do an experiment to unplug.
      No computer any more, except for emails.
      Think it will be very hard.

    • Adam
      Posted April 2, 2018 at 9:06 am | Permalink

      Easter eggs are unbeaten eaten.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted April 1, 2018 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    The CofE is an open gateway to dis-enlightenment. Now we are a multi-theist society the strongest will win by demographic. Scientific truth will find itself in the retreat. A new religious dark age is coming.

    • Posted April 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

      If anyone gets comfort from their religious views, not matter how contrary to yours or ”science”, why would you sneer at them for that? Why would you try to deny their belief?
      So long as they don’t use that belief, warped, to hurt anyone else, let them be comforted by it. Don’t spread gloom – that’s the way to a dark age.
      Try sunshine.

  5. Parson's nose
    Posted April 1, 2018 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    “Pope urges ‘end to Syria carnage’” Good he spoke up, just in time.

  6. The PrangWizard
    Posted April 2, 2018 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    My charity donations go to the Salvation Army. I’ve noticed they don’t make much mention of their Christian beliefs. I hope they are not trying to avoid ‘offence’.

    • Posted April 2, 2018 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

      No, they’re not. Their maxim ”a hand to man” is more important in what they try to do in an immediate sense. Haven’t you noticed?

  7. Miss Brandreth-Jones
    Posted April 2, 2018 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    There is nothing like a Sally army get together . So many fond memories of the Salvation Army in St Ives.

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