Brede

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Lighting of the Brede Beacon: More than 50 residents of Broad Oak and Brede attended the lighting of the Beacon which was piled with wood as high as the pole that it fell off. Before it was lit refreshments were served in the Church Room which included Carrot and Parsnip soup courtesy of Gary from the Red Lion. The Beacon lit immediately and flames shot into the air to the delight of the children and adults. It was watched for a while then it was realized that Fairlight, Battle and other Beacons could be seen and excitement grew. People moved around to chatter to each other, it was a lovely evening although a bit cold. Many thanks to all who made it possible.

The Red Lion: have a vacancy for a cleaner 2 hours per day 5 days per week if you are interested please call Lindsey 01424 882188 to discuss it further.

Friday 29 April Yoga: with Susan in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am, WEA is at 11.30am.

Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. A chance to buy those last minute items before the weekend. Brede Short Mat bowlers will be meeting at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Saturday 30 April: Ballet Classes are in Brede Village Hall at 10am.

There will not be a Village Dance this month, back next month.

Sunday 1 May: Church Services are as follows: Father Anthony White conducts the Mass service at 9.00 am in St Theresa’s Catholic Church on the old Northiam Road, if you need to contact the Father his number is 01424 773125

At St George’s Church the Sung Eucharist starts at 9.30am. All are very welcome. Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is http://www.stgeorgesbrede.org.uk

At the Methodist Church in Broad Oak Mr Barry Turnwell will be taking this morning’s service at 10.30am. The Reverend Peggy Heim is the Pastoral Minister and she can be contacted on 01424 422350.

Monday 2 May: Age Uk East Sussex Brede Community Club will meet in Brede Village Hall at 10 .30am to begin their day with coffee, games then lunch and entertainment in the afternoon. The day can be split into two now, so if you only wish to go for the morning or the afternoon you may do so, or you may go and have lunch and stay but you must book this in advance. They have a mini bus now so transport is not a problem; for more information please contact Mrs Maureen Distin on 07850 987130.

Whist players will be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

The Guiding section meet in the small hall of Brede Village Hall; the Rainbows meet from 4.15- 5.15pm, they welcome girls aged between 5-7 years, the They have some spaces. Julie Piper can be contacted 01424 883464 or mobile 07863599537.

The Brede Scout sections are all held in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane, Beavers welcome Boys and girls from 6 years old they meet from 5.15pm to 6.15pm. Contact Cubs are 8-10½ years old and meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm there are also vacancies for children to join, the Contact is Colin Ward 01424 852413

Tuesday 3 May: Pilates with Laura at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Followed by another session at 10.15am.

Brede Painting for Pleasure meet at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall.

Messy Church is in Udimore Community Hall at 4pm.Brede Scouts meet, from 7pm – 9pm in the Scout Hut and any young person 10½ or over is welcome. The contact is Andy Bishop 07811339626

Wednesday 4 May: Pilates are with Laura in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.15am.

Brede Mother’s Union meet in the Church Room at 2.30pm . Their speaker is the Reverend Martin Harper.

Thursday 5 May: Pilates with Laura at 9.30am with another session at 7.30pm both in Udimore Community Hall. Stretch and Tone with Sally in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am.

Friday 6 May: Yoga with Susan in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am, WEA is at 11.30am.

Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall.

Brede Short Mat bowlers will be meeting at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Saturday 7 May: Coffee Morning and Sale of plants, books, cakes, home bakes and bric-a-brac and a raffle. 10am – 12noon at the Methodist Church in Broad Oak, all proceeds towards their general funds and refurbishment fund.

Gala Evening at Udimore Community Hall 7pm for 7.30pm with Stephen Dunnett a leading Swing Singer with a blend of Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé with personality to match any top entertainer. Tkae your own Glyndbourne style 3 course picnic supper and your drinks and table paraphernalia – there is a prize for the best dressed table of 8 Tickets are £12 each ( does not include food or drink) to reserve your place and for any enquiries please contact Tony Hayes 01797 229734

Future Events

Sunday 15 May: Calling all Children Teddy Bear’s Fair 2pm – 4.30pm at St George’s Church Brede. Take along your Teddy Bears or Favourite soft toy all sizes welcome. Take along a grown up and enjoy a lovely afternoon with the fun of the fair. Help your Teddy to overcome the fear of heights with a special Zip wire from the top of the Church tower – earning their certificate and a badge for achieving this brave adventurous activity.

Saturday 21 May: Duncan Reid and Gary Marriott present a Grand Concert on behalf of the Friends of St Georges at 7.30pm in St George’s Brede Tickets are £8.50 and include a finger buffet and a glass of wine. Please contact Marion Firman 01424 751165 or one of the committee.

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