Celebrating 130 Years

On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017 Morriston Salvation Army will be celebrating 130 years of its work and witness in the town – That’s something to celebrate!


Our special guests for the weekend are Commissioner Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle. Commissioner Brian is currently The Chief of the Staff, based at International Headquarters in London he is second in command of the worldwide Salvation Army. Commissioner Rosalie is the World Secretary of Woman’s Ministries. Scroll down to read more about our special guests.

‘An Anniversary Salute’

Join us on the evening of Saturday 10th June at 7.30pm in St. David’s Church in Wales (Woodfield Street, Morriston) for ‘An Anniversary Salute’ which will feature the South & Mid Wales Fellowship Band with Morriston Songsters in a programme of music compared by the Commissioners.

Sunday Worship

Sunday worship in our Morffydd Street hall at 11.00am and 4.00pm. The Commissioners will be leading both meetings supported by our own musical sections.

About the Commissioners

Commissioners Brian and Rosalie Peddle are officers of the Canada and Bermuda Territory, originating from the province of Newfoundland.

Commissioner Brian was a cadet of the Companions of Christ Session (1975-77) and Commissioner Rosalie the Overcomers Session (1974-76). They married in 1978 and have shared in ministry in various appointments as corps officers, training college officers, and in divisional and territorial headquarters appointments.

Their first international service came in 2007 when they were appointed as leaders of the Northern Division in the New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory. In 2009, the then Colonels Brian and Rosalie Peddle were appointed respectively as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland.

In July 2011, Commissioners Brian and Rosalie took up their appointments as Territorial Commander and Territorial President of Women’s Ministries respectively for the Canada and Bermuda Territory, Commissioner Rosalie with the additional appointment as Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development.

On 1 September 2014, they transferred to International Headquarters in London, with Commissioner Brian appointed as International Secretary for the Americas and Caribbean Zone and Commissioner Rosalie as the Zonal Secretary for Women’s Ministries.

In October 2007, Commissioner Rosalie received her BA in Biblical and Theological Studies, from the William and Catherine Booth Bible College, Winnipeg. Commissioners Peddle are both graduates of The Salvation Army Executive Leaders’ Program from Simon Fraser University, Canada. Outside their ministry, Commissioners Brian and Rosalie have a number of varied interests and skills. During their free time, Commissioner Brian enjoys kayaking, cycling, hiking and fishing, while Commissioner Rosalie enjoys reading, cycling, hiking and a good cup of tea.

Commissioners Peddle share a strong sense of calling as Salvation Army officers, fuelled by their conviction that God continues to use The Salvation Army to impact our world. They are convinced of their responsibility to preach the gospel, encourage the saints and serve those in need.

They have two daughters, Stephanie and Krista. Stephanie and her husband Adam are actively involved in the Sauble Christian Fellowship Community Church in Ontario. Krista and her husband Tim are Salvation Army officers, serving as divisional youth secretaries for the Newfoundland and Labrador Division in Canada. Commissioners Peddle are delighted to have five grandchildren.

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