Presented by the
Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site
to assist you in researching your Family History

Click on the graphic below to return to the NGB Home Page
Newfoundland's Grand Banks

To contribute to this site, see above menu item "About".

How to report a possible transcription error

These transcriptions may contain human errors.
As always, confirm these, as you would any other source material.

Salvation Army In Newfoundland
Some of the Facts and History:



List of Salvation Army located in Harbor Main District:

  1. Long Pond - Salvation Army Corp.




The following gives a capsulated account of our history:


The story of The Salvation Army in Newfoundland and Labrador is a love story that began with a honeymoon - 112 years ago.

Captain Emma Churchill, formerly a Newfoundlander married Charles W. Dawson.

August 31, 1885 notice in The Evening Telegram (Local Paper) " Gospel services tomorrow in Victoria Hall 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Salvation Army workers will take part in services.

Dawson continued to promote Army's work until end of December.

January 31, 1886, Staff Captain Young arrived St. John's to officially "Open Fire." RAPID GROWTH 1886

January - Open air Meeting, Parade Street, St. John's Newfoundland

February - First Corps opened, St. John's # 1 - 200 Soldiers

April - Opened work in Brigus and Carbonear

December - Salvation Army commenced work in Twillingate Note: Fisherman and sealers (5000 annually) saw The Salvation Army in St. John's and many returned to their small outport communities and started Meetings. 1894

25 Corps (Churches) established in Newfoundland

Two Training Garrisons - (Where Officers were trained and commissioned)

2092 members now claimed The Salvation Army as their church home

Commencement of Social Work - Rescue Home For Girls was established. It was called "The Anchorage" - opened in St. John's

All records prior to the Corps opening in Long Pond would be held at the above address. Before the opening of the S.A. in Long Pond, the congregation travelled to St. John's for the services.

Salvation Army
Administrative Office

Salvation Army Corps Headquarters
Divison Office
21 Adams Avenue
St. John's, Newfoundland
A1C 4Z1

Telephone #:
(709) 579-2022
Fax #: (709) 7034

e-mail address:
None Available

Home page:
Salvation Army Corps Headquarters

Major Joan MurphyAll



Contributed By: Barbara McGrath

Page Revised: July 2002 (Don Tate)

Newfoundland's Grand Banks is a non-profit endeavor.
No part of this project may be reproduced in any form
for any purpose other than personal use.

JavaScript DHTML Menu Powered by Milonic

© Newfoundland's Grand Banks (1999-2019)

Hosted by
Chebucto Community Net

Your Community, Online!

Search through the whole site
[Recent] [Contacts] [Home]