Lt. Colonels Eddie and Kathy Hobgood

On Sunday 22 February Staines Corps welcome Salvation Army officers Eddie and Kathy Hobgood Eddie and Kathy Hobgood are first-generation Salvationists who have been married for 36 years.  They have 3 children; two of whom are Salvation Army officers in the USA Southern Territory (Middleburg, Florida & Burlington, North Carolina respectively) and a son who lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  They have 7 grandchildren. The Hobgoods had, until 2012, served their entire officership in the USA Southern Territory in various corps, DHQ and THQ appointments.  Prior to being appointed to IHQ they were the Territorial Secretaries for Programme, USA Southern. The arts have played a major role in the lives and officership of the Hobgoods.  The Hobgoods were selected to produce the opening rally for the 2000 International Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as direct the Congress musical, Godspell.  In 2005, Eddie wrote The Turk:  Sanctified Salvationist Showman, a story based on the life of Staff-Captain Joseph Garabed, one of The Salvation Army’s most colourful and unique officers.  It has been presented across the United States, Canada, Argentina, the International College for Officers in London, as well as numerous corps and divisional gatherings in the United Kingdom. In 2007, Eddie was commissioned to write a musical about the life of Commissioner Samuel Logan Brengle, The Salvation Army’s foremost teacher, preacher and prophet on the doctrine of holiness, entitled, Brengle:  My Life’s Ambition. It has been presented in the USA Southern, Eastern and Western Territories, Barbados, Jamaica, USA Southwest Division, London (Sunbury Court), England, Stockholm, Sweden (International Youth Conference), Argentina, Santiago, Chile and Bolivia and the Latin America North Territory.  He has since reduced the essence of this musical into a one-man presentation, which has [...]

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Social Walks

Periodic walks are held and open to anyone. Our latest walk started at Hambledon village near Marlow and was about 5 miles in length. It was a beautiful sunny morning with stunning scenery and finished up with coffee and cake...but you would expect that .......a good time was had by all! Please contact the office if you would like to know more details of our next walk.

By |09 November, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Staines Corps – Who What How

Staines Corps of The Salvation Army launched a leaflet outlining it's Mission, Vision and Values on Sunday 31 August during the morning meeting. The corps’ mission and vision aims to ensure that Staines Corps continues to be relevant to the changing needs of society, providing a resource to meet the needs of the community and a place of Christian worship for everyone. Our mission is underpinned by that of The Salvation Army. We believe in openly sharing our faith and the good news of God’s love for everyone, helping individuals to develop and grow in their own personal relationship with God, demonstrating a practical concern for all and speaking out against social injustice. Under God’s guidance, our vision sets out where we see God leading the corps, considering all aspects of its community and global activities. The vision will channel the resources and activities that will guide the corps community through the coming years. The vision will be continuously reviewed under God’s guidance and where local needs change. We believe that our vision and mission will only be achieved if we build upon a foundation of key Christian values. These values provide guidance for all those walking on the spiritual journey and who are willing to share in the vision. Read the contents of the leaflet in the About Us section of this website. Click here for a downloadable PDF of the leaflet.

By |15 September, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Young people’s day 2014

On Sunday 22 June the young people at Staines Salvation Army celebrated their own day at the corps. The morning meeting was led by Nathan and Helen Loxley followed by a bbq, bouncey castle, pony rides, football and loads more. Enjoy some photos of the day!

By |02 July, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rainbow Playgroup Sponsored Scoot

Rainbow Playgroup are holding a 'sponsored scoot'  event in aid of its link nursery at Kosovo Mathare in Nairobi. It will take place on the morning of Thursday 12 June at 11am Children will use scooters and bikes to do laps round the back car park at the Army hall. All are welcome to cheer the children on and of course sponsor them!

By |28 May, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Into Africa

The Kenya Trust 'INTO AFRICA' concert Saturday 14 June 2014 at 7pm at Staines Salvation Army Featuring Enfield Band (Jonathan Corry), Isobel Daws on trombone and Staines Songsters (Samantha Turner) Tickets £7 and £5 (numbered and reserved) available from Julia Oliver ( or The Salvation Army, Woodthorpe Road TW15 3JY Tel: 01784 423424 Cheque and SAE required : Cheques made payable to 'The Kenya Trust' There will be an appeal on behalf of The Kenya Trust. Please visit for more information

By |15 April, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Easter programme

Holy Week April 13th – 20th Palm Sunday 10.00am Meeting 12.00am March of Witness around Woodthorpe Road area 5.30pm Evening meeting The Easter Story… Through Music – Tuesday 2.00pm & 8.00pm Through the Passover – Thursday 7.30pm Through the Cross – Good Friday 9.30am Through the Resurrection – Easter Sunday 10.00am Through Praise – Easter Sunday 5.30pm

By |17 March, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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