The 12th Birmingham G.B. Company
The 12th has had a
long and varied history. It was formed in 1918 and was based at “The Friends
When we planned reopening again in 1995 Jo was very seriously ill and could only help with advice and enthusiasm, also producing much-needed colours and equipment from her loft. Sadly she died in the August before we opened in September.
The company has now been open, in its current incarnation for 11 years, this year and the Lord has been good, even though we lost an officer, Lyndsay LeFevre to Skin Cancer.
We currently have 5 commissioned officers and large Senior , Brigader and explorer sections though we are short of Juniors.
When we began we felt rather like an “add on” to the church but over the last 10 years we have become an integral part of the life of the church and a useful evangelical arm to the youth and children’s work. St Boniface has been an exciting place to be over the last 10 years as, with the leadership of Wallace Brown, the church has gone from strength to strength.
We have been involved in
Youth and Children’s evangelism, missions to
Centenary Company Photo
People in the above photo are:
Chaplain- Trish Ffrench, Captain-Lorraine Lampon, Lieutenants, Jo Overend and Margaret Knight and Brenda Haslam
Brigaders – Rachel Haslam and Louise Ali
Seniors – Kim Knight, Lindsey Broadfield, Bethany Grist, Kaila Whyte, La Shana Whyte, Rachel Goodall, Claire Overend and Chloe Burke
Juniors – Natalie Williams, Emma Grist, Emily Franklin, Kajaal Sharma,
Explorers – Charlotte Grist,
Sadly, Trish Ffrench has now moved on and we await a new company chaplain when our new vicar arrives. But the good news is our company has many new members.
2005 weekend at the Woodlands Outdoor centre, La Shana cheated outrageously!
Summer camp with the B.B. at Bockleton 2005
The Funday at
The company meets at St Boniface Church on Monday evenings.
Explorers and Juniors(under 11’s) at
Seniors and Brigaders
We play games, learn a variety of craft activities, sing songs, fund raise for good causes and learn more about Jesus. Do come and join us!