On The Passing of Greg “Hirsty” Hirst

[img] Greg "Hirsty" HirstIt is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that we announce the Greg passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, 7 June, following complications from surgery. He was surrounded by his wife and children at the time.

He was very much beloved by all who knew him —his legacy will live on forever. We are going to miss him greatly.

Please join Colleen, her family, Brotherhood CMC, and the whole Street Level Community, as we mourn the loss of a great man, Gregory John “Hirsty” Hirst. We want celebrate together a life well lived, as much as the achievements and legacy that Greg has left behind. A mass ride will be followed by a service and wake. Refreshments will be served after the service. We hope you can join us.

Funeral Service

Monday, 19th of June
Arrive at 11am for a 11:30 start (We are expecting a big turnout so factor this in)
Penrith Panthers Marquee (not the main building)
Access via Retreat Drive, Penrith

Funeral Processional Ride

Arrive at 9:30am for a 10am ride
Andrew Campbell Reserve
William Lawson Dr, Eastern Creek

Brotherhood CMC are hosting a ride to escort the hearse and family to the venue. All riders welcome. Please note we will be travelling along the centre lane of the M4 at 80km/h in a staggered formation. Respect all other traffic and allow vehicles to merge across the centre lane when necessary. Take the Mulgoa Road exit and turn left into Retreat Drive. Please obey all road rules. 

Colleen’s home is now filled with flowers and chocolates, which she has received with much gratitude. So, rather than bringing her a gift, please consider donating through the Street Level Supporters link here: http://streetlevelchristiancommunity.org.au/supporters/ and until the end of July we will direct those donations to causes and charities close to Greg’s heart. 

Hirsty’s books will also be available at the wake for a suggested donation of $20 each.

Reflections on Brotherhood CMC’s 40 Year Celebration

For over 40 years, Brotherhood CMC members have travelled the roads of Australia and found ways to authentically share the good news of faith in Jesus Christ, help practically and personally those struggling to survive, and trod the corridors of power seeking to advocate for those marginalised in our great land. Throughout this website you will find a brief account of that journey, as well as news of upcoming events and views on a range of issues. Please have a look around and get in touch.

Brotherhood CMC started in 1977 providing a meeting place for Christian bikers. Over the years it has developed friendships with many motorcycles clubs, church groups and others in society. While still a small club it prefers to work in partnerships with other organisations to get things done including God stuff, welfare and political for those on the streets and in the motorcycle community.

“As a lawyer who worked with clubs, both outlaw and social. I got to see the Brotherhood patch many times.  I saw it at weddings and I saw it at funerals. I saw it on the back of someone ministering to someone who needed help.” Wayne Baffsky, Legal Advisor NSW UMC.

“Over … two decades I witnessed the club regularly helping those less fortunate and in need. Whether it was donating food and clothing to the homeless or offering the opportunity to remember lost mates, the Brotherhood CMC’s contribution to the motorcycling community has always been positive and purposeful.” Pugs – Live to Ride Magazine.

‘I spent a lot of time talking to members of the club especially when we had adjoining stalls at the Bankstown Show. The club has an old fashioned brotherhood bond and all of the members are always looking out for people with needs, they do so many things for the motorcycle community and the general public as well. ‘ Crossy, American Thunder Magazine Australia. 

“Congratulations to Greg Hirst and the Brotherhood CMC for 40 years of doing the right thing. The Brotherhood have entwined themselves in all areas of the Australian motorcycle culture, from helping the needy, to helping make motorcycling a safer lifestyle.  From the spiritual to the political, work well done. Keep it up and all the best for the future.” Moose  H61MC 

Campaign Against Anti-Rights Laws in Australia

The members of Brotherhood CMC have always stood with the fraternity of motorcyclists to oppose unfair laws proposed and/or enacted in Australia.  The latest round of anti-rights laws introduced in Queensland are no exception. Please check out our position statement, and the progress of our campaign to raise awareness of these laws among the general public and,  especially, the Christian community on our dedicated campaign page: We Oppose Anti-Rights Laws

Open Meetings

Brotherhood CMC holds its open meetings on the last Wednesday of each month, from February to November. Anyone who wishes to drop by to say g’day or play pool is welcome. It is a pretty low key night where we catch up, talk motorcycles and the associated culture, listen to live music and pray for each other. Everyone is welcome! Our clubhouse is at 59-63 Pitt Street,  South Parramatta. See you there!