2018 marks GB’s 125th year of mission among girls!
The story of Girls’ Brigade’s development between 1893 and 2016 is truly inspirational.
It focuses around pioneering women in countries all across the world, joined by a shared sense of God’s call to empower girls to discover God’s transforming love and power in their lives. And in response, to live as people of mission in His world.
Ever since GB began we've been on the move, joining in with God’s mission in His world.
In 1965 the 3 UK-based founding members of this Christian movement among girls amalgamated adopting the name of our earliest mission work, The Girls’ Brigade.
To read a fuller account of GB’s incredible story of mission among girls around the world since 1983 to the current day click here.
In England & Wales GB continued to develop its mission as part of the church, specialising in providing local community groups where (primarily) girls may develop their skills, explore Christian faith, make friends for life and encounter the hope offered by engaging with God’s offer for us to experience ‘life to the full’.
This website reveals a snapshot of ways of how these local action-packed, stretching, fun and safe friendship groups for children, girls and young women aged 4 to 30 is raising the volume of hope in this generation.
Check out our 3-minute vision film summing up what GB is all about.
Alongside these community groups GB England & Wales has also pioneered a UK-based mission network called GB Ministries (GBM). Launched in 2009 GBM focuses on developing initiatives, relationships and research that drive forward and further equip GB in our mission to raise hope in this generation.
We're part of today’s church... seeking, serving and following Jesus Christ.
Read more about GB’s community groups.
On Wednesday, Girlguiding released its annual Girls’ Attitudes survey. The biggest survey of its kind in the UK, it asked the opinions of just under 2,000 girls and young women aged 7 to 21 (not just members of Girlguiding). As it gives us an insight about how girls feel about a range of issues, emerging pressures and what they need to support their happiness, wellbeing and opportunities in life, it’s important that we listen to their voices.
Leaders from 1st Yorkshire GB District recently enjoyed a retreat day in Bakewell, led by GBM’s Discipleship Co-ordinator Charlotte Hendy.
In January 2017 a group of members from the West London Gym team decided to form the West London Youth Network (WLYN) to enable the older members of GB and Boys’ Brigade (BB) to remain both involved and engaged despite moving on to university or work.Read more