The Church of Ireland Diocese of Dublin
42nd Company Castleknock
The Motto - Seek, Serve and Follow Christ
Aim - To help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, through self control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find the true enrichment of life.
The Crest - In the centre, a cross a symbol of Christ and his church. Below it a lamp, that our light may shine out upon the world. Above it a crown, that we may own Christ as our king. And behind it all a flame, of Christ's loving spirit and our devotion to him.
Chaplain: Rev. Paul Houston
Age Groups and Sections
A Brief History
THE GIRLS' BRIGADE was formed in Dublin in 1893. It was founded on the twin pillars of Bible Class and Physical Training and was made up of three separate organisations.
Its aim was " the extension of Christ's kingdom among girls.
The Girls' Brigade is an organisation of local groups known as Companies. Each Company must be affiliated to a Church or Mission of an approved Christian denomination. Girls' Brigade is a weekly activity for girls. The program includes badgework, games, craft, music and devotions.
The History of The 42nd Company Castleknock
The company was founded in 1987 with Hilary Nason as Captain and Rev. Cecil Bryan as Chaplain. There were 46 members that first year -
This number has grown and we now have 68 members.
We have a wide variety of activities and the girls are encouraged to participate in all of them. There are annual competitions in some of these activities, and we enter as many girls as possible to encourage teamwork and maintain a standard, as well as meeting girls from other companies. Our emphasis has always been on friendship, enjoyment and having fun in Girl's Brigade. Sally Darlington took over as captain in 1999 and she along with her leaders are very committed to The Girl's Brigade. She has been succeeded by Ros Garrett in 2008.
Parishes of Castleknock and Mulhuddart with Clonsilla