15 July 2022

Live updates from Friday at Together 2022

Bethany Gibson

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Bethany Gibson shares updates from Birmingham on the first day of Together 2022.


Our final update of the day features photos from tonight’s concert at The Rep Theatre.

The ISS rehearse
The ISS rehearses at The Rep Theatre for tonight's concert
The audience takes their seats for the concert
The capacity audience arrives
The International Staff Band and International Staff Songsters on the stage
The ISB plays Paul Sharman's My God and King
Charlie Green singing with the ISS and ISB
Charlie Green takes to the stage for the finale with the ISB and ISS

That's it for today.

Be sure to get your copy of Salvationist magazine next weekend for a full report on tonight’s concert and all the other events taking place at Together 2022.

And remember, if you can’t be in Birmingham on Sunday, you can join via the livestream: youtube.com/salvationarmyideo.

  • 10.30am: Commissioning and Ordination of the Messengers of Reconciliation
  • 3pm: All Together – Sending Out and Celebration

This evening’s update features the prayer walk from Birmingham Citadel.

A group of people standing outside Birmingham Citadel Salvation Army
Major Adrian and Captain Clare Allman, corps officers at Birmingham Citadel, start the prayer walk
People standing in a square
The first stop on the prayer walk is William Booth Lifehouse, a centre run by our Homelessness Services
People standing around the Birmingham Commonwealth Games countdown timer
Sports Mission Lead Rob Moye shares prayers ahead of the Commonwealth Games, which are hosted in Birmingham this summer
People standing outside the ICC
Territorial Commander Commissioner Anthony Cotterill leads prayers outside the ICC

The prayer walk ends in Centenary Square, the site of the ICC, which is the main venue for the weekend.

Centenary Square is also home to The Rep Theatre, where at 8pm, Salvationists will gather for Together in Concert featuring the ISB, ISS and Charlie Green.


Welcome to live updates from Together 2022.

I’m Beth and I’m the editor of salvationist.org.uk.

If you haven’t already, download the event guide and spend some time praying for the weekend.

Event guide

Everything you need to know about Together 2022.


The theme is Love God, Love Others. This is our territorial intention that underpins, inspires and motivates everything we do here in the United Kingdom and Ireland Territory.

This posture is based on Jesus’ greatest commandment in Matthew 22:37–39 to ‘love the Lord your God’ and ‘love your neighbour as yourself’.

Let’s pray that as we gather online and in person that we will see how this approach to life impacts us as individuals and together as The Salvation Army.

A Salvation Army building with a red shield
The prayer event has started at Birmingham Citadel

Here’s a reminder of the schedule for today:

  • 2pm: Birmingham Citadel will be open for prayer throughout the afternoon.
  • 5pm: Territorial leaders Commissioners Anthony and Gillian Cotterill will be taking part in a prayer walk from Birmingham Citadel to Centenary Square, the site of the ICC, which is the main venue for the weekend.
  • 8pm: Together in Concert at The Rep Theatre, featuring the ISB, ISS and Charlie Green.


Prayer space at Birmingham Citadel with a cross in the middle of the room
People are gathering at Birmingham Citadel to pray

For now, I’ll leave you with words from the event guide by Commissioners Anthony and Gillian Cotterill:

‘Together 2022 is about us… It is about all of us individually being together with Jesus who, we have no doubt, desires to draw us all closer to himself, empowering every one of us.

‘He does this by the Holy Spirit in order that we might live our lives loving God and loving others. When this happens, history is made! Now that is exciting! We trust you are up for this!’

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Bethany Gibson

Bethany Gibson

Online Content Editor

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