1st Dronfield Boys` Brigade Company and Girls Section
Sheffield and District Battalion
Boys` Brigade in Sheffield, Nth Derbyshire and Notts


The Boys` Brigade was formed in Glasgow in 1883 by William Alexander Smith. Originally a uniformed youth organisation for boys aged 12-18, membership was widened in 1917 to admit boys aged 8-11, and in the 1970s to admit boys aged 5-8. It is part of a church or other Christian organisation, and is nowadays open to all boys and girls aged 4-22.


Our object is: The advancement of Christ`s kingdom among young people and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline,Self - Respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness. This in more modern language means Obedience to our Creator and the way he wishes us to live our lives in peace, love and harmony with our fellow humankind, Reverence for God,and the things of his creation, the environment, our planet and all living creatures on it, by showing Discipline in our lives never to put ourselves above the common good and Self Respect to ensure we reach our maximum potential, for the good of all of us.

Our Company was formed in 1970 by its first Captain Chris Jackson, and has continued under its present Captain Dr Tony Drury-Smith since 1976.


Captain Tony Drury-Smith:

T    07930 177 764  01246 415681
E    tonydruysmith@btinternet.com
E    minister@coalastonmethodist.org.uk

Chaplain Rev James Morley

T    01246 412 303
E    minister@coalastonmethodist.org.uk


We are open to boys and young men aged 4-22, and girls and young women aged 4-22.

Safeguarding your child

All members of our staff have undergone an enhanced DBS check and those in leadership roles will have undergone Youth Leader Training and other training as appropriate, e.g. Camp and Holiday Leadership, Camp Craft, First Aid training, Catering safety course etc.etc. In addition many of our staff are experienced in working with young people at work as well as BB.