West Derby Methodist Church is home to the 7th Liverpool BB.  The BB (Boys’ Brigade) is open to both boys and girls and meets at various times of the week, depending upon age.

The BB offers a range of activities including games, craft , music and work which leads to awards.

Anchor Section

For boys and girls aged 5 to 8 years of age meets Thursdays 6-00pm till 7-15pm.

Come and join in the fun! This is the start of fun and friendships, the start of learning to play together and indeed for many, the start of their time in BB.

The programme of the Anchor Section offers a time packed with games and songs, craft and stories designed especially for their age.

Children are encouraged to work together, to co-operate in a joint activity and to work & play as a team.

Have fun and begin to learn some important life skills in Anchor Section!

Junior Section

For boys and girls aged 8 to 11 years of age meets Thursdays 6-30pm till 8-00pm.

The Junior Section offers a lot of support and encouragement. The programme is a full and varied one, lasting one and a half hours.

There is plenty of variety and little chance of becoming bored! Lots of physical activities, music, crafts, games and competitions, usually undertaken in groups.

There are awards – a huge variety of subjects catering for a range of interests and at the same time encouraging children to explore other new activities.

Company Section

For young people aged 11 to 18 years of age meets Thursdays 7-30pm till 9-45pm.

The Company Section allows individuals to take part in activities and decisions. It offers the chance to make ones own point and also the chance to remain one of a group, a chance to build friendships, a chance to make mistakes that will not be thrown back at them, where skilled staff support can present challenges fitted to the individual. Successfully achieving one challenge is great practice for the next.

Brigade awards provide incentive and ensure progression at a rate suitable to age and growing physical strength; there are leadership opportunities to release abundant energies in purposeful ways.

Below are some photographs (from http://www.boys-brigade.org.uk), to give you some indication of the activities our boys and girls take part in.

Church Parade

Once a month we encourage all BB members (and their families) to attend our “All Age Worship and Parade” service which takes place in the church.  The service begins at 10:30am and lasts for approximately 1 hour.  Members are welcome to attend any other service also!

Interpretations of God

The BB were asked to draw their interpretations go God.  These have been displayed in church – we think they are fab – and the congregation agree!