New Salvation Army majors settle into Rugby life

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NEW Salvation Army majors Joe and Margaret Bailey are settling into life in Rugby.

The couple, who have just moved to Glebe Crescent, left Stroud after six years service to the community.

They said they hope to support and encourage people in the area and help them ‘meet Jesus’ through their work at Rugby Salvation Army and Church Centre in Bennfield Road, West Leys.

Margaret and Joe, who have two grown up children, met in 1972 while training at the William Booth Salvation Army College in London.

Joe had come from Birkenhead near Liverpool and Margaret from Southampton.

They became friends and married in 1975.

Since then they have been placed in 15 areas with Stroud the longest they have stayed in one place.