Balham Salvation Army is an active Christian church, on Balham Hill, which offers a place of worship and friendship to all. In a practical way, we take the message of God’s love and hope to those we meet and our local community.

What's On

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Come and enjoy times of Christian Worship and Fellowship.

10am: Our doors open with a cuppa and time to chat, make friends and catch up with each other.

11am: Morning Worship - which lasts about an hour and ten minutes.

11:20am: Sunday School, for children aged three years and over, up in the Coffee Lounge. Younger children are welcome to remain in the worship with their parents / carers.

12:10pm: Refreshments and Fellowship in the Coffee Lounge.


Is our energetic Parent and Toddler group which runs during term time in the Lochinvar Hall.

Opening times are
Tuesday: 10am to 11:30am
Wednesday: 10am to 11:30am.

Friday Mornings - between 9am and 12noon.

Having a natter is good for you!

Come and join us for coffee, cake and chat any time during the morning. Table top games are out for those that enjoy them.

No need to book, just drop in.

Donation towards refreshments costs are welcome.


FAMILY GAMES EVENING - 12 May 6:30pm to 8pm

The Scalextric, Beetle Drive, Crib, Scrabble, Snakes and Ladders, Jengga are out - with a variety of other games.

Come and have fun at our Family Games evening. Drinks and Nibbles available for a donation.

Prayer and Pastoral Care

"God promised when we call on Him, He will answer prayer" and Paul the Apostle said, "Keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock which the Holy Spirit has placed in your care. Be shepherds of the church of God which he has made his own through the sacrificial death of his Son." (Acts 20:28)

Our 52 Days of Prayer with Nehemiah, with a weekly Prayer and Bible Study meeting have now come to an end.
Do check back later in the year to see what comes next.

As a church we seek to support each other based on our Christian commitment and values, offering practical assistance / sign posting to non-members living in our neighbourhood, irrespective of faith, cultural background, ethnic origin or life choices. Sharing peoples joys and sorrows is a wonderful privilege as it mirrors the love of Jesus for all those whom He met. If you would like prayer or may be in need of practical assistance please contact either our Church Leader - Ailsa Flinders on 07407400920 or come into the shop and speak to Fiona Usher, Shop manager.

Charity Shop

You will always be welcome to come and browse in our charity shop.

Quality donations are needed, do drop in when the shop is open and please do not leave outside of the shop.
The foxes tend to scatter the contents of plastic bags across the pavement!.

Why not donate "A Gift of Your Time".
We are seeking volunteers who can give a couple of hours help so we can open the shop for longer hours.
There are various jobs that you can get involved with - sorting donations, pricing, stock rotation, cleaning goods, working in the shop.
If you are interested please come and talk to Fiona Usher, shop manager, about what's involved.


Mondays 10am - 2pm
Tuesdays 10am - 2pm
Wednesdays 10am - 2pm
Thursdays 10am - 2pm
Fridays 10am - 5:30pm
Saturdays 10am - 5:30pm

Donations for sale are welcome,
Please note we are not able to take large items of furniture and do not collect.

38 Balham High Road Balham, London SW12 9AH
United Kingdom
Phone: 0208 675 3809

Hall Hirer

Did you know we hire out our halls and community rooms?

We have a number of halls and rooms of varying sizes that can be used for Children's parties, clubs, social events, meetings etc..

Hirer can be for a one off event or a regular activity.

Hire cost is £30 per hour, or part hour, for the Lochinvar Hall and £25 per hour for the training room and coffee lounge areas. Hire needs to include set up and pack down times.

Hire includes table and chairs, with access to kitchenette for making refreshments.

Please contact Andrew Wilmshurst our Community and Children's worker on 0208 675 3809 to find out more.

Social Events - Fringe Fellowship

You are warmly invite to our monthly Fringe Fellowship Social Events. Our next Fringe Fellowship Events are:

"Family Games Night" on Saturday 12 May 2018
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Admission Free, refreshments and nibbles available for a donation.

"An evening with Rogers and Hammerstein" on Saturday 8 June 2018
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Admission Free, refreshments and nibbles available for a donation.

"BBQ before the break" on Saturday 14 July 2018
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Will be a ticketed event to cover costs of catering. More detail to follow

"Harvest Supper" on Saturday 13 October 2018
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm

"Peace Party" celebrating the end of WW1 on Saturday 10 November 2018
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm

"Candlelit Supper and Carols" on Saturday 8 December 2018
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm

"Murder Mystery Evening" on Saturday 12 January 2019
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm

New Year dates to be published shortly.

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Emily Brill