Brede village voice

I hope by the time you read this column the main road at Brede Hill will have re-opened after its closure for many days due to water main problems. It certainly has affected things quite a bit and the information signs were not much help either.

On Sunday, May 20, the garden at 2 Bellhurst Cottages, Chitcombe Road will be open from 2.30 to 5.00 pm in aid of the funds for the Jubilee Celebrations. Entry £1, teas available and plants for sale.

Brede Cricket Club continue their programme on Sunday, May 20 with a game away at Northiam, starting at 2.30 pm. The following week they have a home game against Lydd.

Brede & Udimore Luncheon Club meets again next week on Tuesday, May 22, at 12.30 pm in the Village Hall for their monthly lunch. New members are always welcome and for full details please contact the Secretary, Frances Parnham on 01424-882007.

A programme of events for Jubilee weekend is nearing completion and will include sports competitions, parties, a variety evening and much more. Details will be to hand very shortly.

Services at St. George’s Church during the coming week will be a Sung Eucharist at 9.30 am and Evening Prayer and Intercessions at 6.00 pm on Sunday, May 20, with Holy Communion on Wednesday, May 23 at 10.00am and Thursday, 24, Friday, 25, and Saturday, 26, at 9.00 am. The next Messy Church is being held on Tuesday, June 12, at 4.00 pm in Udimore Community Hall. It is for all ages and an adult must bring a child or vice versa. Each meeting is themed, has a creative messy activity, sing song and ends with a shared meal. This meeting’s theme will be ‘Noah’s Ark’. Further details from Jo on 01424-882652 or Verity on 01424-883242.

Trinity Church continues at Broad Oak this Sunday, May 20, where the 10.30 am service will be conducted by Mrs. Dawn Novis.

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Monday, 21: Age UK (10.30 am), Rainbows (4.15 pm), Brownies (5.30 pm), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, May 22: Brede & Udimore Luncheon Club (12.30 pm); Wednesday, 23: Rye Children’s Centre (9.30 am); Thursday, 24: Stretch and Tone (9.30 am); Friday, 25: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm).

Scout Hut, Stubb Lane: Cub Scouts, Monday, May 21 (6.30 pm).

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John May, Mill Lands