07 November 2012

Girls Brigade headquarters moves to Methodist college site

The Girls' Brigade England and Wales (GB) is moving its headquarters to Cliff College - one of the Methodist Church's key centres for formation, learning and development.

The move will mean that the Girls' Brigade will become part of a vibrant community of faith and mission at Cliff College. The Girls' Brigade will also have access to the college's many facilities for activities and gatherings when they move to the site in the spring of 2014.

Chris Blake, Principal of Cliff College, said: "We are very pleased that the Girls' Brigade has identified Cliff College as the right place for the next stage in their life and ministry. The college campus will provide a great base for their developing mission work. I believe that the college's conference and meeting facilities, our ability to work with others to develop excellent training opportunities and our central location with good transport links, both nationally and internationally, were all important factors in this decision."

The Revd Leo Osborn, Chair of the Ministries Committee, said: "We are delighted at the decision of the Girls' Brigade to move their office to Cliff College and hope it will continue to foster an ever-closer working relationship between our two organisations. We will keep Girls' Brigade staff and partners in our prayers as they make the transition to the new premises."

Ruth Gilson, The National Director of the Girls' Brigade, said: "This exciting and bold move will take place just as Girls' Brigade rounds up celebrations for its 120th year in local church mission. The Girls' Brigade is thrilled to be taking this new step as part of the continuing story of God at work through the mission."

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