John May, Mill Lands
This period of the year is always rather quiet as regards village activities. Tomorrow and Saturday we have the pantomime “Robinson Crusoe” being performed by Brede Players in the Village Hall and this will no doubt be up to their usual very entertaining standard. Tickets might still be available and you should contact Bobbie Boud on 01424-882549 or Bruni Llovet on 01424-883548 or Broad Oak Bakery. Tickets are priced at £6.00 or £3.00 for children. Performances are at 7.30 pm tonight (Friday) and at 2.30 and 7.30 pm on Saturday.
The New Year programme commences next week for Brede Friendly Circle who meet on Thursday, January 17, (one week later than usual), at the Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Their guest speaker will be Alan Toffey from ‘Feathers’ who will be talking about Garden Birds. New members and friends are always welcome.
The Annual General Meeting of the Village Hall Committee also takes place on Thursday, January 17, in the Village Hall in the small hall at 7.30 pm. Members of the public are invited to attend.
Reservations can still be made for the Friends of St. George Quiz Evening next Saturday, January 19, at the Village Hall. Tables are up to eight people and the admission is £7.50 per person including fish and chip supper. Please contact Marion Firman on 01424-751165 to book your places.
Brede and Udimore Overseas Group is holding a lunch on Friday, January 25, at Udimore Community Hall in aid of their four overseas charities. The 2-course lunch is at 12.30 pm and tickets are £8.50. Please contact Liz Turgoose on 01424-882657.
The clock in the tower of St. George’s Church is in urgent need of an extensive overhaul. It has for some time now been giving a bit of trouble with its time-keeping and the chiming mechanism has had to be turned off. It is around 200 years old, and, has possibly not had a complete check-up in all that time – a bit longer than today’s battery clocks. A company who are experienced in dealing with these old church clocks has given an estimate of around £5,500 to repair and make new parts as necessary. For the many people who live nearby or pass the church regularly they no doubt miss the regular chiming. The Bellringers are trying to raise funds to go towards the appeal and applications for grants where possible are being made. If anyone would like to make a donation or help with some fund-raising would they please contact Andrew Burchett on 01424-882727 or e-mail email@example.com.
Rye & District Association of the National Trust has its first talk of the year on Thursday, January 17, at 2.30 pm in Beckley Village Hall. Laton Frewen will be presenting the ‘Gunpowder Plot.’ Entrance is £2 for members and £3 for non-members including refreshments after the talk.
Services at St. George’s Church during the coming week are the Sung Eucharist at 9.30 am on Sunday, January 13, with Holy Communion on Thursday, January 17, Friday, 18, and Saturday, 19, at 9.00 am and also Wednesday, January 16, at 10.00 am.
Trinity Methodist Church continues with their normal Service on Sunday, January 13 at Broad Oak at 10.30 am. The service will be conducted by Mrs. L.A. Gilchrist..
Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:
Monday, January 14: Age UK (10.30 am), Rainbows (4.00 pm), Brownies (5.30 pm), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, 15: Painting for Pleasure (9.30 am); Thursday, 17: Stretch and Tone (9.30 am), Brede Friendly Circle (7.30 pm); Friday, 18: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm); Saturday, 19: Friends of St. George Quiz Evening (7.30 pm).
Scout Hut, Stubb Lane: Monday, January 14: Beavers (5.30-6.30 pm), Cubs (6.30-8.00 pm).
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