The Salvation Army in Kirkcaldy has been given the green light to build a new community church in the town.
After outgrowing its current premises on the High Street, it has taken over the Church of Christ building on Hayfield Road to enable it to grow as a church and to serve the community more effectively.
The building project will involve a complete redevelopment of the site to transform it into a vibrant and welcoming space.
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Lieutenant Colonel Carol Bailey, divisional leader of the Salvation Army in the east of Scotland, said: “With a growing community programme and a worshipping congregation that’s mobilising, we have been in need of a building that’s fit for purpose for some time - so we’re so excited to have the keys to our new building and look forward to seeing the redevelopment of it take shape.”
Major Heather Coles, Salvation Army church leader in Kirkcaldy, said: “This new building will enable us to develop and expand our services for children, families and older people. Our plans for Kirkcaldy underline our commitment to the town and to the people we serve.”
September will see Salvation Army members, friends, and volunteers collecting around Kirkcaldy to raise money for its Big Collection fundraising campaign.
Last year, communities around the UK raised £1.6 million and every penny donated goes towards supporting someone who desperately needs and deserves help.