CLCGB Calendar

CLCGB Calendar
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Scripture Union - Guardians of Ancora

Scripture Union have recently launched Guardians of Ancora which is a free tablet game for 8- to 11-year-olds offering an amazing virtual world and an immersive interactive experience of Bible stories.

This can be used in your local Brigade Unit.

Guardians of Ancora Clubs are a simple and effective way to help build links with your local school. They run for 4 to 6 weeks with a small group of children at lunchtime or after school. They provide a great opportunity for children to get to know the Guardians of Ancora game and engage with the Bible stories it contains.

To find out more click on the following link:


Apple Swift Playgrounds - New app programming

Those looking to learn some coding techniques can now do so more easily following the launch of Apple’s Swift Playgrounds.

Although the iPad app looks more like a video game at first, it’s actually a series of coding lessons and challenges designed to teach kids the fundamentals of computer science, all based around Apple’s new programming language, Swift3. 

This is an interesting resource and could be used on a Brigade evening or to share wider to develop IT programming skills. To find out more information click the following link:

Hot Pot Exciting workshops in the North West

Hot Pot will be an exciting day for Children and Youth Leaders, an opportunity to network, reflect, learn new skills, and meet colleagues from across the North West. 

Throughout the day there will be a number of 'TED style' talks, workshops, and a key-note speech to set the scene for the day. We will also have resources available to purchase alongside information stalls from a range of Christian Organisations.  To see more and book a place visit the following website!hot-pot-training-events/qfd6e


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.


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