The 22nd General of The Salvation Army will be Commissioner Lyndon Buckingham.

Watch how the announcement was made above.

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High Council Timeline

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

112 officers are eligible for membership of the 2023 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.

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.

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Latest News

Twentieth High Council Commences and Elects Commissioner Kenneth Hodder as President
22 May 2023
The Salvation Army’s 20th High Council meeting at Sunbury Court near London, commenced on Monday 22 May 2023
Day of Worship and Prayer for High Council Members
21 May 2023
Sunday 21 May 2023 has been a day of prayer and worship for High Council members under the leadership of Commissioners Massimo and Jane Paone
Welcome and Farewell: Jesus the name high over all
21 May 2023
The Welcome to the High Council and Farewell to General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle took place on Saturday 20 May 2023
High Council Members Gather in London
19 May 2023
Members of the High Council have arrived at Sunbury Court near London in preparation for the convening of the High Council on Monday 22 May 2023
Listen: Premier Christian Radio interviews General Brian Peddle
19 May 2023
Premier’s Chick Yuill speaks to General Brian Peddle ahead of his retirement
Listen: Colonel Peter Forrest speaks to Premier Christian Radio about the 2023 High Council
12 May 2023
Colonel Peter Forrest, Chief Secretary at International Headquarters, speaks to Premier Christian Radio about preparations for the 2023 High Council
Livestream link for Welcome and Farewell event
12 May 2023
The public welcome to the High Council will be on Saturday 20 May
High Council Summonses Success
06 April 2023
A vital step in the preparations for the High Council is for each of the 112 eligible officers to have been sent an individual summons to attend
High Council convenes in May – save the date!
04 April 2023
Leaders from around the Salvation Army world will gather in May as the High Council begins the process of electing the 22nd General
Celebrating the Leadership of Women
08 March 2023
On International Women’s Day we are celebrating the leadership of our female Generals: Evangeline Booth, Eva Burrows, and Linda Bond
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