Who We Are

As the name suggests, The Yorkshire and Humberside District of the Boys’ Brigade encompasses the Battalions in the County of Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire. This makes the District one of the largest in England stretching from Scarborough in the North East, Sutton in Craven in the North West, Matlock in the South, Alford in the South East and and as far West as Huddersfield.

What is The Boys’ Brigade?

The Boys’ Brigade has been around for over 125 years and in 2008 we celebrated our 125th Anniversary. Our Founder Sir William Alexander Smith, included in our Object “The Promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-Respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness” and that has not been changed.

What has changed is how we go about promoting that object. We recognise that the influences surrounding our young people are not always helpful and that too many lose control at great cost to themselves, their families and the community. The answer is to catch the energy and enthusiasm of youth and to channel it purposefully.

What Age Groups Are Involved?

For any further information, please Contact Us.

Yorkshire and Humberside District Executive

District Officials

PatronRole Vacant
PresidentVicki BrownleeEmail Vicki
Honorary Vice PresidentsMalcolm Binks
Ian G. Clarkson
Ken Haller
Sir James Hill Bt OBE DL
Revd. G. Trevor Holborn
Eric Hudson
Paul Jagger
Dennis B Kettlewell
Rob K. Lolley
W. Alex McLelland
Helen Neal
Colin Preston
Trevor Roberts
Vice PresidentsIan Haggas
Jamie Whiteley
Email Ian
Email Jamie
SecretaryRole Vacant
TreasurerAndrew ParkerEmail Andrew
England Regional Committee MemberPaddi McGowanEmail Paddi
U26 RepsThomas Hammond
Andrew Hill
Training and Events CoordinatorSue CowieEmail Sue
Queen's Badge ConvenorPaddi McGowanEmail Paddi
Web ActivitiesDawn OgilvieEmail Dawn
WebmasterConnor McPhersonEmail Connor

Battalion Representatives

BattalionNames of Representatives
GrimsbyIain Betts
Darran Coy
Adam or Nathan Coy
Matthew Austwick
HalifaxColin Walker
Colin Horner
Hull & East YorkshireCeris Hamer
Daniel Lee
Natalie Kirk
LeedsAdele Goddard
Tim Goddard
SheffieldMark P. Boswell
Tony Drury-Smith
Sue Cowie
Yorkshire CountyMike Dixon
Sarah Mortimer