CLCGB Calendar

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Welcome Bishop Visitor to the Brigade

I am writing to introduce myself as Bishop Visitor to the Brigade.

This is a new post, and its purpose is to enable spiritual and strategic support to the Brigade. As a serving diocesan bishop, I can represent the Brigade effectively to the Church of England in order to raise our profile and support our life as an organisation. I can work to ensure a strong and healthy relationship between the Church of England and the Brigade. And I can support and guide the Staff Chaplain, and a new Brigade Chaplain whom we will need to recruit and appoint, in their work of pastoral care.

What do I bring to this role? I am Bishop of the Isle of Man (‘Sodor and Man’ is the historic title, referring to the ‘Sodorensis’ of the Norse period, essentially the Hebrides, which used to be part of the Diocese). So, while that may occasionally make travel difficult, it also gives me a geographical independence! I have been in post here since September 2017, before which:

- I was assistant priest in the Parish of St Martin, Ruislip, Middlesex, from 1989 until 1992.

- I married Gail in 1992, and our first married home was an Army barracks in Germany.

- I was a chaplain in the British Army from 1992 until 2017.

In those 25 years, Gail and I lived in many different places, including England and Germany, Northern Ireland and Scotland and Wales, and I served with infantry regiments, a Mechanised Brigade, an Air Assault Brigade, an Armoured Division, and eventually the Army Headquarters. I accompanied soldiers on military operations in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

I was not a member of CLCGB in my younger life, but I hope and believe that I have experience which will now be beneficial and supportive in identifying the next chapters in the life of the Brigade. Further, as a Bishop of the Church of England, I can ensure that the Brigade remains visibly and meaningfully on the radar of my colleagues and the wider national Church. Finally, and as importantly as anything else, I will pray for you, and I invite your prayers for me also as I begin to engage with this new role.

With best wishes and prayers and greetings in Christ,

+ Peter

The Rt Revd PA Eagles Bishop of Sodor and Man

A Christmas Message from National Headquarters

A Christmas Message from all at National Headquarters.

Thank you for everything you continue to do in your companies, battalions, regiments and nationally. 

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Carnmoney Parish Church CLCGB Success

The CLB started in Carnmoney Parish Church in 1925, being officially enrolled in February 1926. Our CGB was started in 1992 and is run as a separate unit. They have been through ups and downs like everywhere else. In the mid 1990s, Carnmoney CLB and CGB together returned a strength of 119 members. We had a Band and were very successful at Brigade competitions.

Little more than five years ago the CLB had three lads and the CGB had five girls. However, the leaders were not discouraged and worked hard to provide a meaningful programme. As you can see from the photograph, the Brigade in Carnmoney has had a revival and our strength – Officers, Lads and Girls – is now almost 40 members. We have a new minister, Rev Andy Heber, who is keen to work with the CLCGB and help it prosper.

Johnny Conn


Capitation action Deadline is approaching

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