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About Box Hill Corps

In 1837, an explorer found excellent grazing land in an area now known as Koonung Creek. Further south were gentle hills extending to a runnel known as Gardiner’s Creek.  It was in this vicinity that the City of Box Hill grew.

It was January 11, 1891 when The Salvation Army came to Box Hill with their banners, flags and drum, to proclaim the Gospel to the people as they marched along the White Horse road on a hot summer’s morning, to their rented premises at 1020 White Horse road.

Since 1891, The Box Hill Salvation Army Corps has been serving their local community, telling and showing the good news of what Jesus has done for all people, and how we should live for others.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16


Our Mission

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus. We share the love of Jesus by:

  • Caring for people
  • Creating faith pathways
  • Building healthy Communities
  • Working for justice

Our Vision

Wherever there is hardship or injustice, Salvos will live, love and fight, alongside others, to transform Australia one life at a time with the love of Jesus

Our Values

Recognising that God is already at work in the world, we value:

  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Diversity
  • Collaboration

We commit ourselves in prayer and practice to this land of Australia and its people, seeking reconciliation, unity and equity.

International Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

For more information on our core beliefs – go to -www.salvationarmy.org.au