The 7th Gloucester Boys’ Brigade was originally formed in 1977 and was based at Matson
Baptist church until it closed in 2006. In October 2009 Christchurch Abbeydale wanted
to start a Boys’ Brigade company with a Girls Association and contacted Matson Baptist
Church to take over their designations Matson agreed and the 7th Gloucester was re-opened
at Christchurch Abbeydale.
On the 5th October 2009, the first meeting was held with 9 boys & girls attending
the Anchor section and 7 boys & girls in the Junior Section. On September 2010 we
opened our Company Section with 1 boy and 2 girls.