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New Salvation Army shop opens near founder’s grave

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Photo: Joe Hall
Photo: Joe Hall
Photo: Joe Hall

The Salvation Army has opened a shop on Cazenove Road – close to the resting place of founder William Booth.

The shop, which opened last Saturday, is based at 9 Cazenove Road on the former site of the Cazenove Club, a short walk from Booth’s grave in Abney Park.

Ruth Gray, responsible for overseeing their Clapton and Stoke Newington branches as Salvation Army captain, said: “It felt very wrong that where our founder was buried there was no Salvation Army presence in the area.”

The new location comprises a coffee shop and a charity store, and will host Christian prayer meetings on Wednesday evenings.

However, Gray encouraged members of Cazenove’s various religious communities to make use of the shop.
“Have a cup of coffee with us. You talk to us about your religion; we’ll talk to you about ours.”

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