Hello, our names are Matthew Nicholl and Victoria Speers and we will both be working in Connor diocese as development workers for the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade. The CLCGB is a Church of Ireland uniformed youth organisation for both boys and girls aged 4-21 years old. We meet in numerous churches throughout Northern Ireland teaching children about God and facilitating them to develop new skills in a fun and caring environment.
If you are a young person who is looking for a group to belong to where you can be involved in fun filled activities throughout the year we would love to hear from you and to plug you into your nearest group.
Maybe you are looking for opportunities to volunteer in a local church; if so we would love to have you along as a leader in the CLCGB.
We have recently received a government grant to help churches who would like to start a group, if you think your parish could benefit from a new and vibrant youth organisation the CLCGB could be for you. We would be delighted to speak to you or meet you and answer any questions you may have about how we can help you to embrace this exciting opportunity.
Below are the thoughts and endorsements of a few well-known names who are involved with the CLCGB;
The Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Reverend Richard Lionel Clarke
“As the Chaplain of the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade I can highly recommend the work of this organisation in giving children a place to belong and to grow in their faith.”
Dean Robert Townley (Regimental Chaplain)
“I warmly commend the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade. Its present growth (especially through the formation of new companies) testifies to its re-discovery and renewal within our church.”
Stanley Gamble (Kilmood and Killinchy Parishes)
“The Brigade is absolutely brilliant for children and young people. In our parish it’s the life and soul of the community.”
Terrance Cadden (Seagoe Parish)
“The CLCGB provides an excellent opportunity for children and young people to engage with each other and their leaders in a structured Christian environment that enables them to develop into well rounded individuals through a variety of exciting activities.”
If any of this has sparked your interest please feel free to contact us at any time using the following contact information;