On entering Salem Church, located on Ford Green road, ST6 1NT you enter into an unmistakably mid-Victorian churchn venue with a character and atmosphere all of its own. Salem offers a traditional worship experience centring around the organ befitting the venue. Our community of Smallthorne is a thriving village community with a very busy shopping centre at its hub which is serviced by many bus routes.
Salem is an active church with many social events during the year. The main children’s activities are centred on the Boys Brigade and Girls Association (34th North Staffs Brigade) which meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights, for further information Tel. 01782 837259.
Salem’s premises are used by MHA Communities on Wednesday’s. The scheme was invited and proposed for the Sentinel and City Council run ‘Our Heroes’ Community Organisation Championship and was chosen as the ‘Charity Champion winner for North Staffs 2017’.
|Tuesday||6.30 – 7.30pm||Brigade Juniors (8-11yrs)|
|7.30 – 9.00pm||Brigade Company Section|
|Wednesday||10 – 11am||Live at Home Exercise Class (Tel: 01782 837259)|
|11.30am – 12.30pm||History Reminisce Group (M.H.A.)|
|3 – 4.15 pm||Choir Practice, (info. 01782 212573)|
|Thursdays||5.30 – 6.30 pm||Brigade Anchors (5-8 years)|
For Salem’s 181st Anniversary Deacon Rosemary Coggrave, who retired from the church a few years ago made a return visit. Part of the service included a presentation to Jackson Housley for his Queen’s Award (he has been a member of the Brigade at Salem for 13 years). A photograph with Jackson and the Deacon on his right is shown below along with other company officers.
The 180th Anniversary Service was led by Rev. Barry Shipley, he is photographed with his wife Nancy and some members of the choir after the service on June 10th 2018.