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Global Fellowship of Christian Youth appoints first-ever Patron

Monday 24th January 2022

The Executive Committee of Global Fellowship of Christian Youth has announced that Lord Griffiths of Burry Port has been appointed as the organisation’s first-ever Patron.

Global Fellowship is an international umbrella organisation connecting 72 youth organisations in 68 countries around the world, including The Boys’ Brigade UK & RoI.

Lord Griffiths first met The Boys’ Brigade whilst serving the Methodist Church of Haiti in the 1970s, where he was ordained. Upon returning to the UK he served various ministries and BB chaplaincies as well as holding the role of President of the Methodist Conference in 1994-1995.

He is a life peer in the House of Lords, having been created Baron Griffiths of Burry Port, of Pembrey and Burry Port in the County of Dyfed in 2004. From 2011 until 2020, Lord Griffiths served as President of The Boys’ Brigade UK & RoI.

Commenting on his appointment, Lord Griffiths said:

“For nine years, I was President of The Boys’ Brigade UK & RoI. I became aware of the way the Brigade is far more than a conglomerate of separate units spreading across the land: it’s a fellowship, a family, a bunch of friends. I loved serving the Brigade through those years.”

“Now I can continue my relationship with our great movement in my role as Patron of Global Fellowship. As well as those early experiences in Haiti, I’ve had the privilege (and pleasure) of being guest of honour for an East African gathering in Nairobi. All of this has made me aware of the capacity of the BB to contribute to global (heart-)warming! May God bless all its endeavours and God bless you, the reader of these lines, with his grace and his love.”

Find out more about Global Fellowship at globalfellowship.net

 

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