The Leadership Team

Corps Officers: Majors Iain and Alison Hudson:  

Both born in the North-East of England, they have known each other from an early age. Prior to entering William Booth College, they had careers in banking, both working in the City of London for NatWest Bank in the late 1980s.  Iain and Alison were members of the Messengers of Hope session (1993-95). Prior to 1993, both worshipped at Bromley Temple and served as Corps Youth Secretaries. 

Commissioned at the Royal Albert Hall on 26 May 1995, they received their first appointment to Perth in the East Scotland Division. In their nine years there their children were born: Amy (1997) and William (1999). In 2004, they were appointed to Edinburgh Gorgie in the same division before being appointed to Reading Central in Central South Division in 2009.  During this time, both Amy and William completed their senior schooling, with Amy going on to Princeton University in New Jersey, USA , to study Economics (graduating in 2019) and William to Nottingham University to study Law (graduating in 2020). 

In addition to being corps officers, both have been chaplains in various capacities: Iain in a resettlement unit (in Perth) and prison (in Edinburgh) and both have served in an inner city school (in Edinburgh).  Iain is ecumenically-minded, serving as a street pastor for seven years and governor of a Catholic comprehensive school for 8 years (in Reading). Alison has served in a voluntary capacity, counselling and supporting those affected by infertility or baby loss during pregnancy or soon after birth (in Reading).

2016 saw a transfer to Divisional Headquarters in Central South Division in the new role of Divisional Mission Enablers. 

Iain and Alison are corps officers by conviction, and are pleased to return to this area of ministry.  They count it a privilege to be appointed to Bromley Temple Corps (July 2018), and they value the opportunity of working with both the corps family and wider community. 

In their free time, they enjoy walking in the mountains of Scotland, running (Iain), music, gardening and spending time with their family.

Associate Corps Officer: Major Gillian Johnson

Although born in Santiago, Chile, of missionary parents, Major Gillian Johnson grew up in England, eventually settling in Romford. It was there she met and later married Colin Johnson, ten years her senior.

Commissioned as Salvation Army officers in 1981, they served as corps officers, and later at the training college and divisional and territorial headquarters. They retired in 2006.

In retirement Gillian was assistant manager of a Sue Ryder charity shop until Colin’s sudden death and promotion to Glory in May 2011.

In March 2012 she took up the post of Administrator/Programme Manager at Bromley Temple Corps. In January 2013, with resumption of active officership, she was appointed Associate Officer of the corps.


The Leadership Team     [Pastoral Care Council] supports the corps leaders and is made up of members of the corps who are tasked to care for the general wellbeing of the corps and its membership and to promote its mission and vision. It is the team’s responsibility to accept new members, to advise on the appointment of leaders and to take a pastoral interest in the extended membership of the corps.

Meetings are held quarterly and extraordinarily as required.



Corps Leader 

Major Iain Hudson


Corps Leader 

Major Alison Hudson

Associate Officer

Major Gill Johnson

Corps Sergeant-Major

Lynn Nunn


Corps Secretary

Jill Richardson











Corps Treasurer


Recruiting Sergeant

Michael Traher



Songster Leader

Howard Elliott 















Richard Debonnaire



Alison Fullarton



Michael Reid

Pastoral Care Coordinator


Freda Larsson















Corps Youth Team Leader

Jess Main


Young Peoples' Sergeant-Major

Janine Mitchell

















The Corps Council

The Corps Council is the executive of the Corps Leadership Team and will receive reports from - and give direction to - the Purpose Groups, besides facilitating the business of programme, finance and property. Meetings are held quarterly. Minutes of the meetings are available in the Member Menu.

Membership comprises the leadership team together with the following members:

Kay Martin, Lt Col Angela Irving, Alan Finch, Imogen Pringle, Lt Col G Allemand, Ros Bolton

The Purpose Groups

The corps mission statement - To know Jesus and to make Him known -  is supported by the five purposes model ensuring that each aspect of corps life is balanced with the others and that no element is allowed to falter or weaken. Each purpose has a group with a lead as below.

Lynn Nunn



Mike Traher



Kay Martin




Michael Reid



Meetings are held at least quarterly.

Updated:  5 May 2015