THE fifth Sunday in Lent is Passion Sunday, once called "Care Sunday". What better day to visit a Christian denomination renowned for being passionate about caring - the Salvation Army.

The previous Citadel on Prospect Street, was proving a less than effective outpost so a year ago they relocated to Lord Street Methodist Mission.

Every Sunday at 12.30pm the Salvation Army serve a meal. It attracts Methodist worshippers who have just finished their morning service and Salvationists ready for their own afternoon service at 2pm.

Access Buses deliver diners from outlying areas right across Huddersfield. If it was any more popular I'd have had to book a table.

On the menu today was fruit juice, tea, turkey and all the trimmings followed by chocolate and fruit ripple ice cream all for the unbelievable price of £2 for adults, children 75p.

But it was more than just meals that were being served up, it was home cooking, happiness and companionship, good food and faith.

I sat and chatted with a group of Methodists, four ladies and "Bill" a World War Two veteran from Golcar.

"I've a lot of time for the Salvation Army," said Bill. "When you were on leave during the war wherever you were when you got off a train there they'd be with a cup of tea."

The ladies nodded in agreement and noted that at the "Mission" - a building dedicated to "the glory of God and the care of the needy" - that tradition was being well maintained adding: "We all pass churches to get here you know but we come here because this is like a second home."

The service started with a wish and a prayer from Captain June Huby. Later

June's husband, Captain Ernie Huby asked: "What's the new church we're going to build in Oakes going to be like?"

His answer was emphatic: "Warm and welcoming! A church where people can feel at home."

His final instructions - "Build up Christ's church and go out, reach out, and win others for Him!"

Rousing marching orders for Huddersfield's Salvation Army Corps - an Army on the move.