Manchester Central (Salvation Army)

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Manchester Central corps
53°30′N 2°12′W / 53.5°N 2.2°W / 53.5; -2.2Coordinates: 53°30′N 2°12′W / 53.5°N 2.2°W / 53.5; -2.2
Location Manchester
Country England
Denomination Salvation Army
Founded 1879 (1879) (as Manchester Temple)
Pastor(s) Major Ray Ward

Manchester Central corps of the Salvation Army is the main Salvation Army church (corps) in the city of Manchester.

Located on the University of Manchester campus, the corps has a strong African flavour with a number of the congregation coming from Zimbabwe, together with its Shona-speaking choir. Other nationalities worshiping there are/have included Zambian, Eritrean, Korean, Liberian, Italian, Namibian and Nigerian, as well as British members.

There is a strong outreach to students of the University of Manchester.