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Lindfield United Reformed Church


What is The Boys’ Brigade?

An organisation for Boys between ages 5 and 18 (school years 1-13), with a pro-gramme of activities, updated from time to time, for each age group. Our Object is "The advancement of Christ’s Kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of obedience, reverence, discipline, self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness" nevertheless, Boys of any faith, or none, are welcome . Each age group wears an attractive uniform.

Our Company is organised as follows:


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for Boys of school years 1 to 3, meets on Mondays from 6.00 to 7.00 p.m. However, we can take Boys at age 4 (Reception Year). Activities include games, crafts and simple skills;


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for Boys in years 4—6, meets on Mondays from 6.30 - 7.30 p.m. Apart from games and crafts, its programme includes sports competitions and weekend holidays;


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for Boys in years 7 –13, although young men in years 10—13 are designated SENIORS, and sometimes have special ac-tivities and events. The programme of the Company Section includes ad-venture, sport, drill, bugle band, and camping. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is offered to Boys of 14 and over. The Company Section meets on Mondays from 7.30—9.30 p.m. (younger Boys may depart at 9 p.m.) . Loyalty and commitment, and a high degree of teamwork, are expected from members.


All regular meetings are on Lindfield URC premises.

For For all enquiries please contact Danny Goodall dgoodall@lindfieldurc.org.uk, although enquiries regarding Anchor Boys may also be made to Janet Wade on 01444 452270. Boys may apply to join any time during the year.



www.boys-brigade.org.uk  for information about the background, history and organisation of The Boys’ Brigade movement in the British Isles.

www.brighton.boys-brigade.org.uk  (this address contains full details of the outstanding annual camp run by the Brighton, Hove & District Battalion)


1st LINDFIELD history

The 1st Lindfield Company was formed by the late Paddy Lay MBE in 1972, and by the early 1980s had reached a strength of 150 Boys.

Paddy retired as Company Captain in 1985, and was succeeded by Terry Ward (1986-2002), and Geoffrey Cocksedge (2003-      ). In 2002, the Company held an Old Boys reunion to celebrate 30 years of successful work among the Boys of the neighbourhood.

The Company is a unit of the Brighton, Hove and District Battalion, and has won many Battalion trophies over the years. Camping has also been a regular feature of its work, and Company camps were held for many years at various farms in Susses and Hampshire, but since 2000, it has joined the Battalion camp at Glynde, near Lewes.

Boys have also qualified for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, and gained the Queen’s and President’s Badges, the Brigade’s two major awards.

The Company has an impressive record of achievement, and looks forward to serving the Boys of Lindfield and Haywards Heath for many years to come.