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Friday 05 April 2013 I For immediate release
The Salvation Army has announced the closure of its corps (church) in Worcester, Western Cape, with immediate effect.
The closure is the result of dwindling membership numbers that have brought about leadership and financial challenges. Major Carin Holmes, PR Secretary of the Southern African Territory of The Salvation Army, says: “While we deeply regret having to close one of our corps, we recognise that circumstances left us with no option. In spite of the closure of the work in Worcester, the organisation will continue to be represented in the Boland, particularly through the work in Robertson which is undergoing something of a revival.”
A feeding scheme that was hosted at the premises of the Worcester corps, operated by other organisations, has been relocated to another venue. Major Holmes added: “If called on, The Salvation Army will continue to offer disaster relief in the town as circumstances require.”
The Southern Africa Territory of The Salvation Army encompasses four countries – South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland – and the island of St Helena. Its officers, soldiers and full-time employees provide their spiritual and community services through approximately 230 corps (churches), societies and outposts, as well as through schools, hospitals, institutions for children, street children, the elderly, men and abused women, and daycare, goodwill, rehabilitation and social centres.
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Client Contact: Major Carin Holmes
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