New leaders at Salvation Army Church in Falkirk

A long serving couple have been selected as the new commanding officers at Falkirk’s Salvation Army.

Peter Clark (54) and wife Suzanne (53) were appointed by Major John Huston during a busy church service in Woodside Court.

The couple, from Salisbury, have just moved to Scotland following 11 years of service as officers at two busy centres in England.

Captain Peter Clark said: “We’re really excited to be here and it’s a lovely part of the world.

“We had been to Scotland on holiday before but now we live here there has been a cultural change for us.

“It’s exciting.”

He said they were delighted to be appointed to Falkirk to work alongside the team who run a busy community centre, furniture store and the recently established New Futures employment services.

They have been connected to the Salvation Army for most of their lives and will now be responsible for overseeing the church and all associated groups and projects, including the homeless drop in centre, the after school club and the new employment scheme.

The church and community centre is on Woodside Court and currently has around 60 members.

For more information visit www.salvationarmy.org.uk/falkirk