Band of Brothers is a 2001 TV Mini-Series that tells the story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from their initial training to the end of the war. The series is based on the 1992 book of the same name by the historian Stephen E. Ambrose. The title of the book and the series is drawn from Henry V’s famous St Crispin’s Day Speech before the Battle of Agincourt from the Shakespeare play: ‘… … We few, we happy few, we band of brothers … …’ The speech and the TV series draw from the idea of men being bound together by their common purpose, commitment and willingness to give their lives for what they believed.
“There Was A Time When Ordinary Men Were Asked To Do Extraordinary Things”.
You can read more about the meaning behind the name in Mike’s February Vicar’s Letter.
Band of Brothers is also the name for our men’s group, where we seek to build bonds and relationships, not by facing danger together as with the men of Easy Company or those who fought with Henry V at Agincourt but by spending time together, getting to know each other and sharing something of our feelings of purpose and commitment.
Band of Brothers Day
Next February, we will be having our third annual Band of Brothers Day (BoB Day) at St Stephen’s. These normally begin with a cooked breakfast at 9am and finish off with a Pie and Pint supper and a movie in the evening. During the day there is likely to be time for a walk, play pool, table tennis and table football and spend some time chatting together.
Please feel free to come along and join us for any part of the day, it would be great to see you.
Band of Brothers Breakfasts
BoB Breakfasts take place monthly on the third Saturday of each month at St Stephen’s Church 9am – 10am. Each month there is a range of breakfast options and we encourage all men to come along to share time together, get to know one another and talk about their experiences of life.
For ladies, we recommend our Shine Ladies’ Conference and various meals and nights out.