1 The original movement, not under this name, was founded by William Booth in 1865

2 Nor did Wesley, founder of Methodism, intend to break with Anglicanism. Most new denominations start as movements within a church with no intention of splitting away. A warning, perhaps, for all tendencies to become too separate within any of our churches today

3 Many could not afford a Sunday suit and regular churchgoers did not welcome those who were shabbily dressed or a little smelly!

4 Voluntary “soldiers” fight under their full-time “officers”, all under the “General”

5 Except for the Quakers, who also have no sacraments

6 See School of Faith article SF1 [in the blue series]

7 The Salvation Army offers a “Dedication” ceremony

8 Salvationists do not believe Jesus was commanding a eucharistic occasion like ours when he said “Do this in remembrance of me” at the Last Supper. For those with internet access, www.salvationarmy.org.uk