Richard passes on the BB baton at Temple URC

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Temple URC is home to a thriving Boys’ Brigade, 13th Bromley, where local boys of all ages come together to participate in a range of exciting activities, including the highly successful, award-winning Pacemakers Drum and Bugle Band. Recently the brigade held its enrolment and rededication service in the church with over 70 young people enrolling.

It was a particularly special service as it also included recognition of the retirement of the BB Captain, Richard Westbrook, who has dedicated 28 years to the leadership of Boys’ Brigade. During this time, Richard has seen many young people come to faith, earn their Gold D of E awards, attend camps, and even meet their future husband or wife. He has no intention of retiring completely from his involvement with BB and will continue to support the company as well as continuing his work in the church and in Southern Synod.

He has handed the baton on to another lifelong supporter and leader of Boys’ Brigade, Mr Stuart Barker, photographed above presenting a montage of photographs created especially for Richard, together with other gifts from the brigades. URC Children’s and Youth Work would like to add our appreciation and congratulations to Richard Westbrook for his stalwart service at Temple URC.