The annual parade and service of the Ulster Regiment of the Church Lads’ and Church Girls Brigade (CLBCGB) is being held this Sunday at Seagoe Parish Church, which has a 70-year tradition in the organisation.
The parade will march off at 2:45pm from the car park at the rear of the church and will proceed along Seagoe Road, Lurgan Road, Church Road and back into Seagoe Road for a church Service at 3:30pm. There will be no return parade after the service.
At the service, the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Rev Richard Clarke, will dedicate a banner in memory of the Irish Church Lads’ Brigade members who served in the First World War and also commission the two newly-appointed development officers for the Brigade in Ulster.
The Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker, will be a special guest, and also attending will be the Governor of the CLCGB in the UK, the CEO and National Treasurer and former Commanding Officers of Seagoe Church Girls’ Company, the 2nd Battalion and the Ulster Regiment.
The service will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Composite Ulster Regiment, the 70th Anniversary of the 2nd Battalion and the 70th Anniversary of Seagoe Church Girls’ Brigade.
It will be conducted by the Rector, the Rev Canon Terence Cadden, the Brigade Chaplain the Very Rev Robert Townley and the Rev R Sathyaraj. Seagoe Church Girls and the Regimental choirs will sing during the service.
Brigade companies from all over the province will be attending – from as far afield as Portrush, Fivemiletown and Killinchy. They will be led by three bands – St Mark’s Silver, Pride of the Birches Accordion and Hamiltonsbawn Silver.