A High Council will meet in May to elect the 22nd General of The Salvation Army.

Made up of senior leaders from across the Salvation Army world, the High Council will meet in the UK at the historic Sunbury Court. Members will spend time in prayer and discussion before engaging in the solemn task of electing the next General.

Regular news bulletins will be posted here. You can also follow events on our social channels:

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High Council is Coming

Over the next few weeks we will be asking different people for their thoughts on the upcoming High Council.

Captain Viji Arumaidhas, Territorial Youth Secretary and Development Officer in the India South Eastern Territory, shares in this week's video:


High Council Timeline

Tuesday 4 April
The Chief of the Staff formally summons the High Council.

Thursday 18 May
High Council members are welcomed to Sunbury Court.

See A Guide to a High Council for more information on the council's membership and processes.

Saturday 20 May
The Welcome to the 2023 High Council takes place in London.

Salvationists and supporters are invited to join the celebration online or at Central Hall Westminster (book free tickets).

Sunday 21 May
High Council members share together in worship at Sunbury Court.

Monday 22 May
High Council formally commences. Daily news bulletins will be published on this page when High Council is in session.

Date and time to be announced
The President announces the new General-elect and the news is livestreamed around the world.

Follow us on social media to hear when the announcement is imminent:



Welcome to the High Council and Farewell to the General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle

Saturday 20 May

Join us online or in London for the official welcome to the 2023 High Council.

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. 

The whole event will be livestreamed on the IHQ website. 

Tickets to attend the event at Central Hall Westminster are now available to book.


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