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Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade at 125

Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade at 125

Wednesday 12 September 2018

The Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade will celebrate 125 Years serving the Church of Ireland this year. 

In recognition of the anniversary, thirteen members of the CLCGB Staff were invited to attend the Royal Garden Party at Hillsborough Castle on 4 September, when Princess Anne was present. Later that same afternoon, Rebecca Martin from Magheragall Company and Thomas Latimer from Broomhedge Company were presented with their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award by the Princess Royal.

A focal part of the 125 year celebrations will be a parade and Service of Thanksgiving in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, on Sunday 30 September at 3.30 pm. 

The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, will dedicate a beautiful new Colour in memory of former Commanding Officer, Harry Anderson, and present a new trophy, The Archbishop’s Award, for the Champion Company of the Brigade.

A commemorative medal for junior and senior members and officers is being struck, and a colourful badge, designed by member Lauren McClure from St Saviour’s, Dobbin, is being produced for younger members.

Former members of the CLB and CGB are invited to attend. 

As the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade marks its 125th Anniversary, it is in a confident and buoyant place, and ready to serve our Church for another 125 Years at least.

Brigade Companies are in the following parishes in Down and Dromore: Killinchy, Seagoe and Aghalee.

CLCGB Hillsborough

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