Saturday 20 May 2023

Join the international Salvation Army in welcoming the 2023 High Council to London. 

Senior leaders from across the Army world will be gathering in the United Kingdom this May for the 2023 High Council. The welcome event is an opportunity for Salvationists and supporters to worship with High Council members and uphold them in prayer as the important task of electing the next General begins.

The ministry of the current international leaders, General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle (World President of Women's Ministries), will also be honoured, as they prepare to enter retirement.

Held at Central Hall Westminster and streamed live online, the event will feature contributions from many different Salvation Army musicians.

Be a part of the celebration as we bring this important moment in the life of The Salvation Army before God.

Attend the event in London

Book free tickets to join the congregation at Central Hall Westminster.

Seats in the balcony, accessible seating in the stalls and spaces for wheelchair users are all available to book online:

Doors open at 3.15pm. Pre-meeting music will begin at 3.30pm.

Central Hall Westminster is opposite Westminster Abbey in central London. A short walk from both St James' Park and Westminster underground stations, it is also served by several London bus routes. Plan your journey here.

Please note: By attending you may appear on film or in photographs that will be shared online by The Salvation Army International. If, for any reason, you cannot be filmed or photographed, please contact us to discuss appropriate seating options.

Watch the livestream

The full event will be livestreamed here on the IHQ website.

Join Salvationists in prayer and worship from wherever you are in the world.

Participating groups

Also at the venue: Salvationist Publishing & Supplies will host a resource stall. 

Help promote the event

We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to join the event either in London or online. 

Download a poster, a presentation slide and a video clip to promote the event at your corps, church or centre:

You can also join the event on Facebook to let friends know that you plan to attend.

Frequently asked questions

If your question is not answered here, please contact the events team.

Is the event wheelchair accessible? 
There is step-free access to the venue from Westminster underground station and accessible toilets throughout the building. For step-free access, please book tickets for the stalls (accessible seating). Seats in the balcony are only accessible via stairs. 

Is there a hearing loop?
Yes, a hearing loop is available.

Will there be a sign language interpreter?
Yes, the meeting will be signed by a British Sign Language Interpreter. We recommend booking seats in block C for the best view. 

Can children attend this event?
Yes! It would be great to have children attending. There will be a free activity pack available for children. Please add this to your booking when selecting your tickets.