Church Brigade

What is The Brigade?

The Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade (CLCGB), often referred to as ‘The Brigade’, is The Anglican Churches own uniformed youth organisation: welcoming children and young people of all faiths and none. This organisation has a lot of history and, for over 100 years, The Brigade has been fulfilling its object to extend the kingdom of Christ among lads and girls’.

What is the aim of The Brigade?

Throughout the country young people and children are continuing to enjoy fun, faith, fellowship and, through The Brigade, are learning to be better equipped to cope with the demands that society places upon them. The Brigade creates a caring and safe environment in which friendships between young people and children and adults can be established and helps young people and children to grow in confidence, develop their skills and abilities enabling them to work together and show care and concern for others. We encourage young people and children to explore their spirituality and respond to the Christian faith, and to develop their moral values and a respect for the environment.

Who can join The Brigade?

The Brigade caters for many different age groups. These different age groups are known as ‘Sections’ and each has a different name. The Martins, named after St. Martin of Tours, is for children aged between 5 and 7 years. The Y team is for children aged between 7 and 10 years and The JTC is for those aged between 10 and 13. From the age of 13 up until 21, members can join The Seniors

Bardsley Parish are searching for Brigade leaders, please contact us through this web site.