High Council logoThe 2018 High Council commenced on 17 May 2018.

A High Council comprises all active Salvation Army commissioners (except the spouse of the serving General), territorial commanders and territorial presidents of women’s ministries. Its sole purpose is to prayerfully elect the next international leader of The Salvation Army, who will assume responsibility when General Cox retires at midnight 2 August 2018. Membership of the High Council and some other aspects of its procedures are set out in the Salvation Army Act 1980, enacted by the British Parliament.

News and updates will be published on this page throughout.

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The announcement of the 21st General of The Salvation Army will be made here shortly.


Latest news

Chief of the Staff Summons High Council to Elect 21st General of The Salvation Army
13 April 2018
Commissioner Brian Peddle has formally summoned 111 qualifying officers to form the next High Council, commencing in London on 17 May 2018.
2018 High Council, News
Tickets Now Available for Welcome to the High Council
13 February 2018
Central Hall Westminster in London will be the venue of the formal Welcome to the High Council on Saturday 19 May 2018
2018 High Council, Events, The General, News
Plans Under Way for 2018 High Council
02 February 2018
Plans are being developed for the election of the next General of The Salvation Army, with a view to holding a High Council beginning on 17 May 2018
2018 High Council, The General, News
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