William and Catherine Booth

Today I was walking with my friends along two sections of the Capital Ring Walk from Highgate to Hackney Wick. We stopped on the way for a picnic lunch in Abney Cemetery where William and Catherine Booth are buried. They were founders of the Salvation Army, a Christian Church that saw working among the poor and homeless part of their calling as a Christian. After seeing how the drinking of alcohol was the cause of much poverty they promoted abstinence.

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4 thoughts on “William and Catherine Booth

  1. You certainly have had an interesting day. Being Londoners we did not know Abney Cemetery! A good photo of Piran.

  2. I should have asked Piran to move over a bit so we could see Catherine’s name as well as she was equally important to this work as her husband.

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