Brede village voice

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 3, Brede Steam Engine Society has another Open Day at Brede Waterworks.

The Giants will be open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm as usual. Free car parking and signposted at the top of Brede Hill. Enthusiasts of historical machinery are always welcome. In the evening another Village Dance is being held at the Village Hall from 7.30 pm. Programmes include all the popular ballroom dances, sequence, Latin and line. Admission is £3.00.

Brede Friendly Circle hold their next meeting on Thursday, March 8, at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. The speaker will be Sarah Page on the history of Sussex Trugs. New members and friends are always welcome.

As it was stated last week, there has been a custom for several years now to have lilies and other flowers for the Easter period in St. George’s Church dedicated to someone that you wish to be remembered. Orders can be placed now, so, if you would like to make a donation and have a dedication for someone please let Mrs. Betty May know (01424-882667) as soon as possible and by March 25 at the latest. Although the cost is being kept as low as possible, lilies will be £2.25 per stem, donations are at the discretion of the individual person. The list of dedications will be on view on the Church over the Easter period.

There are probably a few vacancies if you want to book your table for the BOB’s Pack-a-Picnic Quiz Evening to be held in the Village Hall next Saturday, March 10. To book please call Bruni on 01424-883548. Teams of up to 8, admission is £5.00 per person. Quizmaster is Graeme Dinning. Proceeds in aid of the regeneration of the playground at Broad Oak.

Unfortunately we have lost two more of our older villagers during recent days with the passing of Joyce Griffin and Iris Evans. Both ladies had been active members of various village organisations over the years and will be missed.

Sainsbury’s are running their Active Kids voucher scheme again so any that you get would be welcome at the School. Please drop them in to the School or give to any of the pupils to take in.

The Mobile Library calls again next week on Tuesday, March 6, from 3.00 to 3.40 pm in Oakhill Drive and 3.50 to 4.25 pm in Reedswood Road. It will also be at the Village Hall on Thursday, March 8, from 1.25 to 1.55 pm. Apart from reading books, the Library has audio books as well as access to the internet and reference library.

The second of this year’s Lent Lunches, organised by Brede & Udimore Overseas Missionary Group, will be held in the Church Room at St. George’s next Wednesday, March 7, from 12 noon till 2.00 pm.

Services at St. George’s Church during the coming week will be the Family Eucharist at 9.30 am and Stations of the Cross at 4.30 pm on Sunday, March 4 with Holy Communion on Tuesday, March 6, at 9.00 am and also Wednesday, March 7, at 10.00 am.

Trinity Church continues at Broad Oak this Sunday, March 4, where the usual service at 10.30 am will be held but at the moment I do not have details of the Minister.

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Saturday, March 3: Village Dance (7.30 pm). Monday, 5: Age UK (10.30 am), Rainbows (4.15 pm), Brownies (5.30 pm), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, 6: Painting for Pleasure (9.30 am); Thursday, 8: Stretch and Tone (9.30 am), Brede Friendly Circle (7.30 pm); Friday, 9: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm); Saturday, 10: BOB’s Quiz Evening (7.00 pm).

Scout Hut, Stubb Lane: Tuesday, March 6: Cubs (6.30 pm).

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John May Mill Lands