girls1st Dagenham Company 


Based at Dagenham Baptist Church, Chaplin Road
Captain: Jane Smith
Officers: Alison Nash, Helen Chesney and Shelley Saunders 









The Girls’ Brigade (GB) is a Christian, international organisation working alongside girls and young women of every background, ability and culture.
Dagenham Baptist Church, Chaplin Road, Dagenham
A long established mainstream Bible believing Church with a wide range of opportunities for worship and activities for all age groups.
Our Motto is:

"Seek, Serve And Follow Christ"

Aims of GB

To help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through self control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life.


Meeting Times

Our company is split into four sections and meet weekly, during school term time.
Explorers 4-8 years Thursday 6-7.30p.m
Juniors 8-11 years Tuesday 6-8.00p.m
Seniors 11-14 years Tuesday 6-8.30p.m
Brigaders 14 years+ Tuesday 7.00pm-9.30p.m 

GB Activities

 Every company evening is planned with the aim to make it as enjoyable and as much fun as we can for the relevant section. We also follow the GB programmes's four themes, Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Service
Each girl undertakes badge work in these themes, which leads to them earning at least one award at our annual display. The types of badge work available includes, craft, dance, cookery, bible study and much, much more. We also play games and make time for socialising. The older girls also work towards the Duke of Edinburgh and Queens Award.
As well as company evenings, the girls have opportunities to attend weekends at camp and events such as Solid and Firm Foundations. We also meet with other GB companies in the Borough for district parades and competitions and organise days out, trips and visits throughout the year.


We ask girls for a weekly subscription of 50p. Every February we have Brigade week, which encourages girls to raise money to cover their annual membership fee and towards the annual cost of running of the company.


We are a uniformed organisation, which encourages girls to work as a team and gives them a sense of belonging. We issue uniform order forms to girls, once they have settled into our company.

If you would like to join us or require further information, please drop in to see us on of our GB evenings or email Captain  Jane Smith: