Boys' Brigade

8th Carrickfergus Boys' Brigade

 Meeting Times Every Monday Night 

Anchor Boys 6pm-7-15pm  for Primary 1,2,3, and 4

Junior Section 7pm-9pm for Primary 5,6 and 7

Company Section 7pm - 10pm

Senior Section 7pm -10pm

We are the 8th Company in the Carrickfergus area and one of 24 Companies in the East Antrim Battalion.

The Object of the Boys' Brigade 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.

On the 4th of October, 1883, at the North Woodside Mission Hall in Glasgow, the First Boys' Brigade Company was formed by William Alexander Smith, born in 1854 near the town of Thurso, Caithness. In 1868 William came to Glasgow where he later joined the Free College Church. He became a Sunday School teacher, when he realised he had a problem, " How to keep boys from causing havoc within Sunday School". In October 1883, William Smith invited the boys of the Sunday School to attend a parade night of the Boys' Brigade. 59 joined in the first few weeks and 35 remained to form the 1st Glasgow Company of the Boys' Brigade.

The Motto is Sure and Stedfast.

Please E mail us with your comments to - 8thcarrickbb@boysbrigadeni.org.uk

Our Vision

A Bible in your hand

A Saviour in your heart

A Purpose in your life

Church Contacts

Rev Dr Alan McCann

20 Meadowhill Close
Carrickfergus
028 9336 2126
e-mail: Rector

Church Office

Mrs Elaine Barnett
e-mail: Church Office

Treasurer

Mr. Drew Buchanan MBE
e-mail: Church Treasurer