Salvation Army is fortunate to have a wonderfully versatile building
complex. All the available rooms and halls within the building are
used for a variety of purposes and events. At maximum congregation
capacity, this hall seats approximately 450 people. The 'Platform'
area usually seats the featured group(s) or is used as a staging
area for items such as a Nativity scene at Christmas or the usual
Sunday groups featured e.g. the Corps Band
The 'Main Hall' is used every week for the services at Boscombe
Salvation Army. It is also a popular venue for special Army events
such as music festivals and regional SA celebrations, but is also
used for events associated with the army and other organisations
such as local school events and carol services.
Primarily the 'Main Hall' is a place of worship and continues to
be a place where people can be in the presence of the Lord whilst
sharing with friends and family. Frequently the morning service
(meeting) has an attendance of over 300 people comprising of a mixture
of uniformed and non-uniformed Salvationists, adherants (those who've
made a public commitment to the SA but aren't Salvationists) and
a large number of visitors and members of the general public.
The 'Young Peoples Hall' is also used every Sunday as a place for
the young people of Boscombe Salvation Army to meet and share fellowship.
There are approximately 40 young people under the age of 21 and
the Corps also has many young people and young married couples,
some of whom help with the young poeple in various capacities.
The Y.P. Hall is possibly the most frequently used hall within the
building. As well as its Sunday use, the Y.P. Hall is in use most
days of the week - click here to see our complete list of weekly activities. Mainly used
by young people, the Y.P. Hall has featured events including quiz
nights, discos, parties, fellowship and much more.
The 'Community Hall' hosts many activities during the week and is
virtually as busy as the' Y.P. Hall'. Uses include 'POT's'
(Parents of Toddlers), Art Classes, Primary
(Sunday infants) and many others including the Home League, Young
in Heart, Luncheon Club and Ladies Fellowship.
These aforementioned halls are the main rooms used during the week,
but these are supported by others, including:
- a kitchen
- Band and Songster
- a 'Cry Room' (for babies during services)
- multiple toilet facilities (disabled included)
- a foyer entrance
If you want to find out more about the history of Boscombe Salvation
Army up to the present day, click here.
Majors Ray and Carelle Begley
Corps Sergeant Major
Assistant Corps Sergeant Major