Brechin’s Salvation Army members welcome two new officers to Corps

Pictured are Yvonne and Jim
Pictured are Yvonne and Jim

Members of Brechin’s Salvation Army Corps welcomed their new officers at a Welcome Service held on Sunday.

Major Jim Brown and Captain Yvonne Brown have taken over from previous officers, Majors Brian and Yvonne Findlay.

The Findlay’s retired in February of this year after a combined 28 years serving as Salvation Army officers.

Their retirement at the time was marked the congregation with a special farewell service.

Their retirement celebration was attended by members of other Salvation Army Corps, as well as higher officers from the Salvation Army.

Members of the Salvation Army Brechin Corps said that the pair would be “greatly missed”.

Jim and Yvonne have served in Scotland and England with the Salvation Army, and join the Brechin Corps having left their last appointment in Fort William, where they served for four years.

Major Brown said: “As I require iron infusions, it was felt that Ninewells hospital would be nearer than Forth Valley hospital which is a two-and-a-half hour drive from Fort William.”

Jim’s wife, Captain Yvonne, worked previously as a Macmillan nurse and a district nurse before training to become a Salvation Army Officer, which is a minister of religion.

Yvonne is originally from Glasgow and Jim from East Kilbride, however both are settling in well in their new home town of Brechin.

Jim said: “We really feel at home in Brechin and look forward to getting to know our members and the local folks.

“We are a small and aging congregation, we want the Brechin non-church to know a warm welcome awaits them any Sunday afternoon at 2.30 p.m.”

The Brechin Corps is located at Southesk Terrace, just off Montrose Street.

The Corps also holds a tots group on Tuesdays from 10 to 11.30 a.m.