A History Of The Church Lads’ Brigade (CLB)
The year 2017 marks 125 years of service in Newfoundland for
the Church Lads’ Brigade. Today, it is the oldest and largest Anglican youth
organization in Canada. The CLB is also one of the most recognizable civic
organizations in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Known nationally
for its regimental band. Since 1892 there have been more than 20,000 members in
Newfoundland, with about 12,000 still living. Approximately 600 members in eighteen
active companies are still listed on strength.
The Right Reverend Geoff Peddle, Ph.D., is the regimental
chaplain to the CLB. Here, he recounts the history of this incredible
organization while telling the story of its continuing work today.