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Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ 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’.

The Brigade caters for many different age groups. These different age groups are known as ‘Sections’ and each has a different name.

Brigade badgeThe 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.

Although The Brigade is a youth organisation, this does not excluded adults and those older than 21 from joining. Parents or volunteers wanting to become Leaders or Young Leaders are always welcomed.


Officer Commanding: CAPTAIN IAN BROWN

Picture of Standish Officers at 2010 Awards night


MARTINS (5-7yrs old)
Activities: Games, Badge work, Sports, Music, Meeting children of same age, Under responsible Supervision at all times
Meetings: Monday’s 6:00 – 7:00pm
Contact: Nicole Thomason (Officer I/C Martins)
Contact: Gareth Richards (Officer I/C Martins)

Y.TEAM (7-10yrs old)
Activities: Sports, Meeting boys & girls of same age, Music, Outdoor pursuits, Badge work, Games, Under responsible Supervision at all times
Meetings: Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30pm
Contact: Gemma Fielding (Officer I/C Y-Team)

J.T.C. BOYS/GIRLS (10-13yrs old)
Activities: Meeting with people in same age group, Under responsible supervision at all times, Games, Outdoor pursuits, Sports, D. of E., Music (Band)
Meetings: Monday 7.00- 8.30pm
Contact: Mark Smith (Officer I/C J.T.C.)
Contact: Carolyne Young (Officer I/C J.T.C.)

SENIOR CORP (13-21yrs old)
Activities: Sport, Fun/Games, Music(Band), Outdoor pursuits, D. of E. Awards, Meeting with people in same age group
Meetings: Friday 6:45 – 8:45pm
Contact: Ian Brown (Officer I/C Senior Corp)

Officer-in-Charge: Ian Ashton
Practise Night: Wednesday 7:30 – 8:45pm

You can find more information at our website.

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