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125th Anniversary Weekend Report

125th Anniversary Weekend at Kingswood, Dearne.  6th 7th 8th October 2017

The motto of the Brigade is Fun, Faith and Fellowship and at a recent weekend held at Kingswood Activity Centre in Dearne, near Doncaster, they certainly lived up to their motto.

The event was held to mark the end of the Brigades 125th year and to celebrate this, over 100 members, and leaders gathered on a Friday night and began their weekend with a campfire, and so the fun began.  The members came from far and wide, Leyland in Lancashire, Leicester, Durham, London, The Wirral, Manchester, Oldham, Ashton u Lyne, Hartlepoool and of course Yorkshire joined together and forged new friendships to last for many years to come.

On Saturday morning following a hearty breakfast the activities began, Archery, High Ropes, Buggy Building, Abseiling, The Leap of Faith, a Nightline or a Cratestack.  Varying age groups, from 4 years to shall we say “very much older” joined in the activities to suit their ability or maybe bravery, but everybody enjoyed lots of laughter and energy throughout the weekend.  On Saturday the Rev’d Tom Glover from St Pauls,  Winlaton in Durham, held a lovely service within a yurt, with a logfire burning.  The children and adults sang some fun hymns, at a pace that seemed to increase more quickly than some could manage, but this again really helped everyone to enjoy the service immensely. 

Then it was back to the activities, and after tea came the 125th anniversary party.  Fun and games continued with adults and children all to take part, and then the unveiling of the cake or rather “cakes” with 125 candles all lit, and then blown out by two lucky winners of one of the games and the singing of “Happy Birthday”. Music dancing and refreshments were to follow until it was lights out for another day.

On the Sunday again breakfast, and continuation of the exciting activities, so that everybody had the chance to try everything, and then sadly it was soon time to round up the weekend with a thank you and certificate giving ceremony, and we all went home, absolutely shattered, but satisfied that we had a great weekend, and we knew that we really had Fun, Faith and Fellowship with the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade.


Newfoundland 125th Celebrations Report

We wanted to share this report, and photos, with you. Thank you Terry!

Just a short note to let you know the Nfld 125 celebrations at the WE were a great success. The Governor's message went down so well, they reproduced it in their commemorative Order of Service. I read it out during the service before presenting them with a mounted and framed copy.

As normal, special awards are announced and you can imagine my surprise when the Nfld Governor presented me with the Exemplary Service



Medal, attached. I was stuck for words.

The parade was led by Major William G Tilley being driven in a WW2 jeep. Now aged 102 with 91 years' service, he was not allowed to march ... as much as he would liked to!!

Perhaps you could consider bestowing a Governor's Commendation upon Maj Tilley for all he has done in the last twenty years for Anglo-UK relations?



Children's Ministry Network

As the Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade are members of the Children’s Ministry Network of Britain and Ireland you are eligible for election to the Board.

At their next conference in November there will be elections for members of the CMN Executive.

If you would like to be nominated please download the form by pdf clicking here (212 KB) .


125th Anniversary Parade at York Minster

Details of the 125th Anniversary Parade
To be held at York Minster, Deansgate, YO1 7HH
18th November 2017

Travel arrangements are the responsibility of companies or individuals. Coach drop off point will be at Duncombe Place (YO1 7HD) or parking and pick up at Union Terrace (YO31 7ES). The railway station is no more than a 10-minute walk away from the Minster.

12.45 – Form Up

You will need to arrive in good time for the parade, which will assemble at 12.45 on the wide pavement beside the Eye of York (aka Clifford’s Tower YO1 9SA) - this is a small oval of grass in the middle of York Castle's inner bailey.

Order of Parade

  • Combined band
  • National Colours
  • Regimental and Battalion Colours
  • Martins – (with the correct ratio of leaders)
  • Y Team – (with the correct ratio of leaders)
  • JTC – (with the correct ratio of leaders)
  • Seniors
  • Adult leaders 

Once all in order and standing at ease, the following commands will be given – ‘Parade, Parade, Shun.’

March on the Colour Party.’ National, Regimental and Battalion Colours, plus escorts will march on to parade. All Officers Salute.

Parade will form column of route.  Left/Right turn.’ Parade turns, as per Parade Commander’s instructions.

13.15 Step off

‘Parade by the left quick march.’ Parade steps off following the combined band and Colour party. The parade will follow the attached route (we are aware that the map image is of poor quality, a readable version will be distributed when available) though the centre of York, supported by a traffic management company who also require 6 to 8 volunteers to help police the parade. Any volunteers would be gratefully received.


The parade will be led by a combined CLCGB band consisting of members from several companies and the CLCGB National Band, hopefully totaling over 60 members. This will be quite a spectacle and will definitely ensure a large audience as we parade through the centre of York. CLCGB musicians are invited to the rehearsal on Sunday 29th October.  The rehearsal will take place between 10.00hrs -14.00hrs at:

           Raywell Park, Raywell, The East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16 5YL

Due to the limited time available, the rehearsal will be intense, therefore, companies should only put forward their more experienced musicians.  Those wishing to participate must attend this rehearsal, as unfortunately, it will not be possible to have a rehearsal on the day. For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact Lionel Burdett

13.45 Arrive at York Minster

Make your way into the Minster as directed via the South Door and into the choir stalls. The Martins will be directed to the front of the choir stalls, followed by the Y Team, JTC and Seniors. 

The Colours will march through the choir stalls and exit via the right or left doors, Colours will then be placed in the Nave as only the Queen’s and National Colours will be presented to the altar.

14.15 Service commences

15.15 Service concludes

At the end of the service the Queen’s Colours and National Colours will be returned and all Regimental and Battalion Colours collected.  All Colours will form up and be lowered during the National Anthem.

15.30 Form up outside York Minster

Inspection, March off the Colours and dismissal approx. 30 mins.

Church Urban Fund Catalyst Leadership Course

Our friends at the Church Urban Fund are now recruiting for their Greater Manchester Catalyst Leadership Course!!

Fantastic opportunity available to gain some Leadership skills for young people aged between 16 to 26 years old.

Near Neighbours will be running a Catalyst Leaders programme which offers free training to young people of diverse faiths and backgrounds, the programme sets out to equip young people with the skills and confidence to take on leadership roles, develop local social action and transform their own communities.

The course for the Greater Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale and Bury area.
Dates: 23,24,25,26th October 2017
Time: 9:30 am to 4pm.
Venue: 3rd Floor, Church House, 90 Deansgate Manchester M3 2GH.

Refreshments and lunch will all be included.
Our local Near Neighbours Coordinator will be there to oversee each day.

All candidates need to ensure they attend all 4 days in order to complete the training.
Please get in touch if you are interested. Places are limited.

To download the forms, posters and further information click the titles below: