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Cumbernauld Salvation Army to feature in new BBC Alba Documentary

8 January 2014 - 1:00pm
| by Joss

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The Salvation Army’s Cumbernauld Corps, will feature in an exciting new six part series on BBC Alba (8:30 – 9:00pm) starting on Friday 10th January entitled ‘The Minister’s Wife’.

The programme will follow the busy lives of Salvation Army officer couple, Captains Jo and Stephen Moir and their two daughters, Grace (10) and Erin (7).

Captain Jo Moir, explains,

“When the BBC approached The Salvation Army to take part, the title of the programme was an interesting one! As a Salvation Army officer, my husband Stephen and I are both ordained ministers, it was exciting to be part of, but our hope is that by agreeing to be filmed in our day to day lives that it will give an accurate natural reflection of the great work that God is doing in Cumbernauld through our practical ministry.”

She continued,

“It is an observational documentary and we did have a film crew shadow us for several months, it’s an honest piece, we are not the perfect family, we are just ourselves.  It was also an opportunity to let the public see what goes on behind the scenes of a busy community church we simply could not do what we do without the valuable help and support of our army of dedicated volunteers.”

Note: BBC ALBA is available on the following platforms:

  • Sky 143 (UK)
  • Freeview / You View 8 (Scotland only)
  • Virgin Media 161 (UK)
  • Freesat 110 (UK)
  • BT Vision 8 (Scotland only)
  • Smallworld 170 (Ayrshire and North West England)

You can watch the episode here on BBC iplayer


Submitted by Rosemary Sutherland on

Jo Moir showed what a Salvation officer and wife is really like in a down to earth way, and seems a lovely person and a credit to the Salvation Army.

Submitted by Eilidh Macdonald on

Have watched every episode - and are already having withdrawal symptoms!! An excellent series - we found it uplifting,inspiring and thought-provoking! Jo and her husband are certainly attractive witnesses for Christianity and we very much hope they and their family long remain in Cumbernauld. We're desperate to know if the baby arrived safely - it's sex, name and if they are all alright. May God's richest blessing be on each of them.

Submitted by Lynn Dent on

Joanna's calling to ministry and her passion in serving God is so evident it literally exudes from her. She is an exemplary officer who working in partnership with Stephen to show the love of God in meaningful ways to all generations they work with. Yet evidently providing the important family life for their children. Thank you Joanna and Stephen for your commitment and service. God bless you and your family.

Submitted by Kerry Haslam on

Absolutely awesome programme. I loved watching the programme. Each of these minister's wives were an excellent portrayal of a beautiful Christian, lovely lady & brilliant mum. I would love to know what sex Jo & Stephen's baby was. I am a Christian & a Soldier at The Salvation Army, after watching those marvellous women I'm proud to affiliate myself with them & God. Could someone please let all the couples know they are being prayed for Gods blessings on you for showing such an inciteful programme. Well done!!

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