New captain for Yarmouth Salvation Army
The Salvation Army corps in Great Yarmouth now has a new captain at the helm, and is inviting the local community to pop in and say “hello”.
Captain Marie Burr arrived in Great Yarmouth at the end of July, in the midst of all the work going on to serve the community during the pandemic, so she has needed to hit the road running.
Marie says “I was born and bred in Whitstable in Kent, so I come from a seaside town and I am very happy to be back by the sea to work. Before coming to Great Yarmouth, I was appointed to the church in Leytonstone in London for twelve months and, before that, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, for five years. As you can imagine Great Yarmouth is very different for me.
“Despite the differences, I absolutely love it here; the people are so kind and generous. I love the location, and all of my church folk and the local community have been so helpful. I am starting to find my way around.”
During the current restrictions, the Salvation Army in Great Yarmouth has been giving out about 120 food parcels, around 100 hot meals, and 60 family picnics each week. They are seeking more volunteers to deliver parcels to people that are still shielding, and assisting the local council hub with their deliveries as well.
The church has not returned to live Sunday worship but they have two services online each week - anyone can join on Great Yarmouth Salvation Army YouTube channel on a Wednesday and Sunday. It is hoped that the charity shop near the market place will re-open in September.
Marie said “I hope to be in Great Yarmouth for a few years to come. If you would like to pop along and meet me, please do.”
The Salvation Army centre is on Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SQ.
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Phone: 01493 858 069
This story first appeared on Network Yarmouth.
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