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UK leaders Of Salvation Army visits Leeds for official opening of new divisional headquarters

The Salvation Army’s newly appointed UK leaders André and Silvia Cox visited Leeds on Monday to officially open the church and charity’s new Yorkshire Divisional Headquarters.

The new offices based in Millshaw Business Living, Global Avenue, mark a great new chapter in the history of The Salvation Army‘s mission and commitment across Yorkshire, Divisional Commander Lieutenant-Colonel Bill Heeley explained.

"These new premises will be the hub of The Salvation Army’s work. Our previous office lacked many of the necessary requirements for a modern office such as training facilities, meeting and interview rooms, storage space and a facility for our staff to eat their lunch and take coffee breaks.

"The new facility has enabled us to integrate staff who have been working in a satellite office in Sheffield and is a much more pleasant environment for both staff and visitors as we seek to promote, support, resource and develop the ministry of The Salvation Army in churches and communities across Yorkshire,” Lt-Colonel Bill Heeley said.

The Salvation Army in Leeds have a long history of offering practical support to people who are vulnerable or in need, the new divisional headquarters will be the backbone for the church and charities support to frontline services such as evangelism, youth and community services, charity shops, nurseries, a café, education projects and business administration.

Dedicating the building to the work of God and unveiling a commemorative plaque The UK Territorial Commander, Commissioner Cox said: "We are grateful for the opportunity to be here and to share in this celebration with you. It takes a lot of hard work to realise a project like this and we would like to say a word of thanks to all who have been involved.

"The sole aim of this building is to make a difference in people’s lives and it will equip us to resource and develop our work across Yorkshire. As we celebrate, we pray that these facilities will help the kingdom of God to grow in this area.”

For more information about The Salvation Army’s work in Yorkshire, call 0113 387 7640.