Salvation Army world leader in Norwich visit
The worldwide leader of The Salvation Army, General Linda Bond, will be conducting the Easter weekend convention at St Giles Street in Norwich.
This begins with Good Friday morning worship at 10.30am, followed by an open-air service in the city centre (part of the Easter Journey
). The general will also be the guest preacher at the united churches’ service at Norwich Cathedral
On Easter Saturday she will preside over a celebration concert given by the Salvation Army’s Household Troops Band in St Giles Street at 7pm, and lead Easter Sunday worship at 10.30am and 6pm.
General Linda Bond was elected nineteenth worldwide leader of The Salvation Army in January 2011, with responsibility for its work in 124 countries.
She is only the third woman to hold this office in the Army’s 147-year-old history.
General Bond grew up in Canada, where her early experience in Salvation Army church life and activity shaped her thinking and approach to future full-time ministry, which she began in 1969.
This has included local church appointments, the training of students in Salvation Army colleges, and area leadership in the UK, Canada and Bermuda.
In 2002, she became overall leader of the USA Western Territory. Returning to the UK in 2005, she undertook responsibilities on behalf of Salvation Army international leadership which involved considerable travel, enabling her to fulfil a ministry of teaching and preaching.
Her last appointment before election as general was head of Salvation Army work in Eastern Australia.
General Bond holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education and a Master’s degree in Theological Studies.