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Announcement: The Archbishop of York

The Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade are pleased to announce that The Most Rev. and the Rt Hon. the Lord Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell has accepted our invitation to become a Vice President of our organisation.
Stephen Cottrell is the 98th Archbishop of York.
He has previously served as the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Bishop of Reading, Canon Pastor at Peterborough Cathedral, and Diocesan Missioner for the Diocese of Wakefield. He has served in parishes in South London and Chichester.
He is a member of the Church of England’s Committee for Minority Ethnic Concerns, and the House of Lords.
He is a well-known writer and speaker on evangelism, spirituality, and catechesis. His latest book, “P is for Pilgrim” - the A to Z of Christian Faith, explores and explains near 80 key Christian terms, ideas, people, events and occasions clearly and concisely.
He is married to Rebecca who is a potter. They have three sons, two grandchildren and a dog.
We look forward to working with the Archbishop of York to further the mission of The Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade, along with our other Vice Presidents the Archbishop of Armagh and the Archbishop of Wales, and our President the Archbishop of Canterbury.

St Crispins Braunstone, Fence Project

Craft Project for Members of St Crispins CL&CGB

The Object was to create a fence

The idea of this fence was taken from the internet and adapted for us as we have adopted a small piece of land on the church property and are putting our mark on it as our bee and bug garden.


Materials needed    a few good quality pallets to dismantle

                                    Some 3 x 2 lengths of timber (rails)


                                    Paint and brushes


There was a fair bit of preparation needed before brigade activity i.e. dismantling pallets and cutting to appropriate lengths, we also assembled the rails to where the fence was going to be sited.

Although we didn’t, in hindsight we would advise to predrill the wooden top caps in correct places.

The centre part of the fence was made using two pieces of ¾ marine ply (scavenged)

The name was printed out a letter at a time by the computer and each letter was cut out and placed in appropriate place drawn around.

The next job was to use a jigsaw fitted with a scroll saw blade to very carefully cut out the letters.

This cutout was then fastened to the other piece of ply.

On Brigade night each member had one upright, one cap, one pot of paint, one predrilled plant pot, and appropriate screws

  • 1 First task was to attach top cap to the upright (we didn’t and ended up screwing them together while some were still wet)
  • 2 Each member than selects a colour to paint the upright (our members only painted the front and sides and not the back as this is the neighbour’s side)
  • 3 Swap paint pot and brush with another member to complete painting the cap a different colour
  • 4 Screw plant pot to the front of the upright.  (we used terracotta pots, but these are very fragile (metal pots would be better)
  • 5 Pot up whatever plants you have
  • 6 Fasten to fence rails (we used a spare upright to get the spacing)
  • 7 the neighbour’s side was then painted black.

This concludes the actual fence build.

The next task was to paint the inner parts of the wording on sign so each member would use their pot of paint to carefully fill in the letters in the various colours.  There was a little bit of work done by adult member  i.e., fastening uprights to rails although this could be done by competent seniors and finishing the painting of the rails and/or back of fence.

Altogether a very satisfying project which for one showed the area that the Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade is active in that area to church members and passing public (depending where activity is taking place)

Roll of Remembrance - Remembrance Service 2023

We are currently compiling the Roll of Remembrance for this year’s Remembrance Service to be held at the National Memorial Arboretum on 4th November. If you wish toadd any Brigade-related personnel to the roll then please advise NHQ with the relevant details (full name, date of death, Company/formation, next of kin name & address if known). Rest assured the latter will be treated with sensitivity. It will only be used to send them a personal invitation to the service as guests of the Brigade and the order of service.

Please note that names are accepted one year in retrospect to 1st September 2021.

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