The Salvation Army
101 Queen Victoria Street
London EC4V 4EH
020 7332 0101 (within the UK)
+44 20 7332 0101 (international)
020 7236 4681 (within the UK)
+44 20 7236 4681 (international)
Café 101, on the lower ground floor, is open 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Great food is served at affordable prices in a relaxed environment. The adjoining exhibition space benefits from regularly changing displays.
- To give spiritual leadership, promote the development of spiritual life within the Army, and emphasise the Army's reliance on God for the achievement of its mission.
- To provide overall strategic leadership and set international policies.
- To direct and administer the Army's operations and protect its interests - by means of appointments and delegation of authority and responsibility with accountability.
- To empower and support the territories and commands, encourage and pastorally care for their leaders, and inspire local vision and initiatives.
- To strengthen the internationalism of the Army, preserve its unity, purposes, beliefs and spirit, and maintain its standards.
- To promote the development, appropriate deployment and international sharing of personnel.
- To promote the development and sharing of financial resources worldwide, and manage the Army's international funds.
- To promote the development and international sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience.
- To develop the Army's ecumenical and other relationships.
In 2001, IHQ took up residence in the William Booth College (the officers' training college in South London) when it was decided to redevelop the site in Queen Victoria Street. The new building was opened by HRH The Princess Royal on 9 November 2004.
International Headquarters as it appeared
in the early years of the twentieth century.
The second IHQ building, photographed in 2001
Find out more about the various IHQ departments.