Where: Hall
When: Every Friday
Martins: Primary 1-3 6.30pm – 7.45pm
Y-Team: Primary 4-7 7.00pm – 8.15pm
JTC/Seniors: 1st year upwards 8.15pm – 9.45pm

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CLB Enrolment

Calling all boys in the Ballinderry Area. Do you like fun and games? Do you like meeting new friends? Do you want to try new activities and challenges? If so, come along on Friday evenings to Ballinderry Parish Church and join the Church Lads’ Brigade. Find out how God wants you to live your life. Starts Friday 15th September.

You will be made to feel welcome by a dedicated team of leaders, committed to guiding and looking after you. These leaders have all gone through the ranks of CLB and love CLB so much that they are still in it!!!
What are you waiting for? Be there or you will never know what you are missing!

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 13th October 2017 Harvest – no brigade
Sunday 22rd October 2017 (11:30am) Enrolment Service
Friday 3rd November 2017 Half Term Holiday – no Brigade
Sunday 12th November 2017 Remembrance Service
Friday 8th December 2017 Christmas Movie night (all sections 6.30 – 8.00)
Friday 15th December 2017 Last meeting before Christmas (all sections 6.30 – 7.45) Friday 5th January 2018 Brigade recommences
Friday 16th February 2018 Half-term – no brigade
Friday 23rd March 2018 Parents’ Night
Friday 30th March & 6th April 2018 Easter – no Brigade
Friday 27th April 2018 Final night before summer (BBQ) (all sections 6.30-7.45)

BALLINDERRY CHURCH LADS INFORMATION PCK 2017-18

CLB Uniform Order form 2017-2018

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 120 years, The Brigade has been fulfilling its object to extend the kingdom of Christ among lads and girls.

What is the aim of The Brigade?

Throughout the country young people and children are continuing to enjoy fun, faith, fellowship and, through The Brigade, are learning to be better equipped to cope with the demands that society places upon them. The Brigade creates a caring and safe environment in which friendships between young people and children and adults can be established and helps young people and children to grow in confidence, develop their skills and abilities enabling them to work together and show care and concern for others. We encourage young people and children to explore their spirituality and respond to the Christian faith, and to develop their moral values and a respect for the environment.

Below shows some of the many activities The Church Lads Brigade enjoyed in the last 12 months.

The boys were visited by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service who gave tips on firework safety as well as a good look around their fire engine.

The senior lads enjoyed an evening with the Belfast Giants at the SSE Arena and a trip to the Lisburn Leisureplex for a float around the lazy river.

The boys also had the usual parades to church for Enrolment, Remembrance Day and Regimental parade to Christ Church, Lisburn.  

The seniors and officers also completed a first aid course which spanned over 3 weeks which was extremely worthwhile from both a personal and brigade company point of view. Both officers and boys came out of the course with basic first aid knowledge and certificates.

As usual, the year climaxed with the annual parents’ night and prize giving. The boys and officers have worked hard to display some of the activities the boys get up to on a Friday evening.

The youngest boys, the Martins, played the Hula Hoop game and dressed up as superheroes to highlight that the greatest superhero is Jesus Christ. He can do so much more than the fictional Spiderman, Superman, Batman etc.

The middle group, the Y-Team, ran the plank race showing the importance of team work and also showed their progress in their marching skills while the senior lads and officers showed them how it’s done.

The senior boys also played human hungry hippos which was a lot of fun. The evening finished with the distribution of prizes to boys who have excelled within their sections in terms of scripture course, sports and attitudes.

Captain David Steele announced his retirement after growing up through the company for 30 years, being officer in charge since 2005 and officially Captain in 2013. We are delighted that Philip Elwood has take over as our new Officer in Charge.