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Harlesden's Salvation Army branch is celebrating 120 years of service.

Harlesden's Salvation Army branch is celebrating 120 years of service. - Credit: Archant

Celebrations to mark 120 years of service to the people of Harlesden will be held next month.

Harlesden’s Salvation Army “opened fire” in 1893 with comrades from Willesden.

In 1902, the organisation acquired the mission hall in Manor Park Road where it still operates from today.

The role of the Harlesden branch included feeding the homeless, running a parent and toddler group and holding Sunday worship meetings.

Despite the disappearance of the large band and singing brigades, faithful soldiers still meet and on special occasions a small brass band can be heard playing old hymns and some modern tunes.


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On Sunday, November 3 former officers, Majors Ian and Yvonne Field, who led the corps in the late 1980s, will return to lead two special public celebratory meetings at 11am and 2.30pm.

The branch holds Sunday meetings at 10.30am and a coffee morning and lunch on Tuesdays from 10.30am-1pm.

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On Wednesday evenings a drop-in with free food, conversation and support is held from 7.30pm-9.30pm.

During term time, a parent and toddler group runs from 10am on Thursdays.

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