CLCGB Calendar

CLCGB Calendar
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Battle of the Somme - Findmypast

This week sees the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.  

The National Archives partners at have released more prisoner of war records, which are now available to search and download online.  The records can help you research and other actions from the First World War.

To visit the site click on the link above (please note this link goes to an external website).


Swift and Bold

Swift & Bold


A Commemoration of the Church Lads’ Brigade from Newfoundland and Britain during World War One at the Church of St John Baptist, Hugglescote, Leicestershire on 5th July 2016 at 7.30pm

Featuring the Regimental Band and members of the Newfoundland CLB and the Leicester Regimental Band and UK members of the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade.

In words, music and pictures tributes will be paid to the 250,000 members of the CLB worldwide who served during the Great War. Fresh from their ‘Tour of Honour’ performances at remembrance ceremonies in France and Belgium, the Newfoundland CLB Regimental Band are visiting England for the first time in its 120 year history. Performing alongside them will be local Brigade musicians from Hinckley, Barwell and Whetstone. A highlight of the service will be the ceremonial handover of a Torch of Remembrance. The following week Brigade members from the UK will be visiting France and Belgium to remember those that fell during the Battle for High Wood on 15th July 1916.

From 7.00pm the Newfoundland and Leicester Regimental bands will provide pre-service music.

Historical Background

In Britain, the 16th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps initially recruited exclusively from the CLB or former members. This Battalion served with the highest distinction and came to be known as the ‘Churchman’s Battalion’. Many members also served across the spectrum of army regiments and corps plus naval and air forces. Eighteen former members were awarded the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest award for bravery.

At the outbreak of the War the Colonial government raised the Newfoundland Regiment with significant support from the Brigade. Over 500 members of the Newfoundland CLB, including 11 members of the Regimental Band, enlisted for war service, many with the Regiment and 135 paid the Supreme Sacrifice.

In remembering those who fought and died with solemn gratitude for their sacrifice.


DofE Gold Award Presentation

DofE Presentation Audrey Simm the Chief Executive Officer along with Richie Clarke, and Zoe Palmer attended the DofE Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace in April 2016.  The CLCGB were presented with a Licensed Organisation plaque by Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE.


Family Bible Week

Guardians of Ancora teams up with YouVersion for Family Bible Week

Beginning Sunday 8 May, YouVersion launches Family Bible Week an annual celebration to help families grow together through God’s Word.

As part of Family Bible Week Guardians of Ancora will be featuring as a Bible reading plan with daily devotionals based around the Bible quests in the game.

Join us every day from Sunday 8 May for a daily thought, reading, videos, music, audio stories and more. The devotionals will be available via the website or the YouVersion Bible app. 

To ensure that you're ready for the Guardians of Ancora devotionals available as part of Family Bible Week, bookmark the plans page.

Start using the plan now click here Start using the plan

To make the most of these devotionals download the latest update from the Apple App Store, Google Play or the Amazon Appstore.

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