Welcome to the web archive of the SA Historical & Philatelic Association.
We hope you will enjoy reading the articles and information on Salvation Army history and
heritage that will be published here over the coming months.

About the SA Historical and Philatelic Association

The Association was formed in 2006 by the amalgamation of the Christian Mission Historical Association and the SA Philatelic Circle.

Patron: General Eva Burrows (R)
Chairman: Dr Glenn K Horridge  glenn.horridge@virgin.net
International Co-ordinator Membership: Major Mike Farrow
Web Co-ordinator: David Miller  webmaster@sawiki.net

Vice Presidents
Dr Roger Green is Professor and Chair of Biblical Studies at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. He is the author of a biography of the Co-founder of the Army, Catherine Booth and was recently in London researching material for a new book relating to Army history.

Lt Col (Rtd) (Dr) Ray Steadman-Allen was leader of the Army’s International Music Editorial Department between 1967 and 1980. With over 200 brass band works published by the Army plus many choral works both published and still in manuscript he is one of the most outstanding Salvationist composers and musicians of the 20th century.

Dr Ronald Holz is Professor of Music Literature and Instrumental Music at Asbury College, Kentucky. He has written a number of books relating to band and music history, including Heralds of Victory, a history of the New York Staff Band and the recently published two volume ‘Brass Bands of the Salvation Army’.

Gordon Taylor is a senior researcher in the Army’s Heritage Centre at Denmark Hill and author of ‘Companion to the Song Book of the Salvation Army’. He has been the advisor on many historical projects and is a member of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the Hymn Society of America.

Aims and Objectives of the Association
To assist and encourage the recording of Salvation Army history and the preservation of heritage.
To publish an Annual Journal providing news of historical research in Salvation Army and related fields.
To facilitate the exchange of historical material.
To take Salvation Army history to a wider audience.
To publish occasional papers.

The SAHPA is unique in being the only international group devoted to Army history and philately. It has a world-wide perspective and although totally independent of the Salvation Army, the Association will report on the work of the various heritage centres. It will also bring news of new developments in Army history and philately.

The SAHPA can also provide speakers on Salvation Army history for your corps, group or association. Subjects can be either general history of the SA or a specific aspect. Please apply in the first instance to the Chairman, Dr. Glenn K. Horridge at glenn.horridge@virgin.net