The 21st Company
Contact: Ian Brailey 0117 949 1687


What are we doing today?

The 21st Company meets every Wednesday during term time in the Community Centre opposite the Church.

The Company provides a balanced programme of activities for children and young people girls and boys, from 5 to 18 years old. These resources have been developed to help volunteer youth leaders work in a relevant and creative way. We hope through these programmes they will be able to make a positive contribution to a young person’s life and be able to share their faith.

Our work is split into age groups as follows:

  • Anchors (age 5 to 8 years – school years 1 to 3) 6pm
  • Juniors (age 8 to 11 – school years 4 to 6) 6pm.
  • Company Section (age 11 and over school years 7+) to be advised.


Where have we come from?

The Boys’ Brigade has been around for over 125 years and in 2008 we celebrated our 125th Anniversary. Our Founder Sir William Alexander Smith, included in our Object “The Promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-Respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness” and that has not been changed.

What has changed is how we go about promoting that object. We recognise that the influences surrounding our young people are not always helpful and that too many lose control at great cost to themselves, their families and the community. The answer is to catch the energy and enthusiasm of youth and to channel it purposefully.

Our Object

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.”

Our Motto & Emblem

The Boys’ Brigade Motto is:

‘Sure & Steadfast’

The motto is taken from the bible, the book of Hebrews, Chapter 6, Verse 19.

For more general information, visit the Brigade website, or to find out about the 21st Company, contact