The Girls' Brigade

The Girls' Brigade 287th Tullylish

Meet Monday evenings in Church Hall.

6.15 - 7.15pm Tinies & Explorers (age 3 - 7)
7.30 - 9.00pm Juniors, Seniors & Brigaders (ages 8 - 17)

Person in Charge: Deborah Mulligan - Captain


The Girls' Brigade was formed in All Saints, Tullylish in 1978 under the captaincy of the then Rector's wife, Mrs Daphne Coe. When the post became vacant in 1980, Mrs Muriel McCracken took over and celebrated 27 years as Captain. Deborah Mulligan is now the current Captain.

The Brigade meets weekly on Mondays from 6.15pm in the Church Hall during September to March. The 50 girls presently in the Company are drawn not only from All Saints but also from the districts of Gilford and Banbridge which shows that there is a great interest and desire for the Organisation in this area. It is particularly gratifying to see the support and involvement from the parents of all the girls.

Whilst the Company participates very successfully in the Choral Speaking and Craft Competitions in the District, and are also involved in badge work and games, the Captain and Leaders are very conscious of the Motto of The Girls' Brigade, namely "Seek, Serve and Follow Christ." The aim, therefore is to help the girls to become followers of Jesus and through self-control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment.

The responsibility for the development of mind, body and spirit of the young girls to prepare them for a life of useful Christian Service, is taken very seriously. All Saints, Tullylish also takes seriously its responsibility in the implementation of Safeguarding Trust - The Church of Ireland's Code of Good Practice for Ministry with Children.

The Reverend Arthur Young, Rector of All Saints, is actively involved with The Girls' Brigade, attending each Monday to open the evening with prayer and praise and holding Bible Study Classes with the older girls.

All new members will be warmly welcomed.