Rhiannon Oliver, Bellhurst Cottages

On behalf of the Brede Parish Community I would like to thank John May for keeping us informed about village societies and the events happening in our Parish over the last ten years, we are most grateful to him.

If you wish to contact me please telephone 01424 882037 or email preferably in good time before you need an item put in to the column.

Today Friday March 8 The Brede Farmers weekly Market will be open from 10am –12 it is well worth a visit if you have not already done so. Also this morning the Trial Post Office services will be open from 11am to 1pm do support it or we will lose it again.

This evening the short mat bowlers will be in the Village Hall from 7.30pm if you fancy giving your arm some exercise and making new friends do pop in.

Sunday March 10 Mothering Sunday and St George’s Church has a Family Eucharist at 9.30am and hope many children old or young will bring their mums. Later Stations of the Cross will be at 4.30pm

Every Monday Age Uk Brede Community Club meet 10.30am – 3pm Maureen Distin tells me that there is room for a few more clients and that she needs more voluntary help. If anyone is interested in either her contact number is 01424 883282.

Rainbows for girls 5-7 meet 4.00 –5.00pm and Brownies 7-10year olds 5.00 – 6.30pm both meet in the side hall of Brede Village Hall.

Term time only; meetings in the Scout Hut Stubb Lane 5.30 – 6.30pm Brede Beavers 6 – 8year olds. 6.30 – 8.00pm Contact Catherine Southgate 01424 883585 Brede Cubs 8 - 10½ year olds. Contact Colin Ward 07980 171877. To book the Scout Hut Contact Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037 ideal for children’s parties and anniversaries.

The Nursery School has use of the Hut 8am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Brede WI meet in the Village Hall at 2.00pm Wednesday March 13 visitors welcome, this months speakers are going talk about the restoration of the Windmill in Herstmonceux

Brede and Udimore Overseas Group have arranged two Lent lunches, there is no charge but donations are gratefully received. The first is Wednesday March13 in Udimore Community Hall the second Wednesday March 29 in St George’s Church. The lunches begin at 12 noon and finish by 1.30pm. If you are free just turn up, you will be very welcome. For more information look in the Parish Magazine published by Churches St George, Brede, St. Mary Udimore, it is available in the local shops ,for 30p or it can be delivered or posted. Contact Mr Peter Rigeon 01424 882231 for more information.

Thursday March14 For those of you wishing to become fitter why not join the Stretch and Tone group in the Village Hall at 9.30am you will be made to feel most welcome. Later in the Hall Friendly Circle will be meeting at 7.30pm their guest speaker will be demonstrating and speaking about the Bowen Technique Visitors are welcome. Both this and the WI speakers’ sound very interesting if you have not joined one of the groups before why not go along and take a friend with you.

The Lunch Club met last Tuesday they always meet the last Tuesday of the month. Visitors and new members are always welcome if you are interested please phone Anne Owen on 01424 882025 and book your place for this coming months delicious lunch.

Sadly we have said goodbye to PCSO Georghiou he served us well and sorted out many problems whilst he was with us. We welcome back PCSO Perchard who often can be found at the Farmers market if you need to speak to him.

Brian and Marion Firman write Our Thanks go to so many kind and thoughtful Brede Church members for creating such a memorable service for our dear daughter Thereas Mizen and for making it so beautiful. Most of all thanking you for the floral tributes, and collection to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust, and for the many lovely cards we received. Knowing Theresa was loved by so many people is a great comfort to us and the Family

Sue has asked me to remind everyone about the Easter Lilies: The cost of the white lilies for Easter this year will be £2.00 per stem. Please let her know (by 15th March) if you would like her to buy lilies or other blooms to be arranged in the Church for Easter on your behalf in memory of a loved one. She continues, please can I have the details of those whom you wished to be included on the ‘In Memorandum’ flower list.

Flower arrangements for a special occasion; If you would like to pay for a flower arrangement in the church to commemorate a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, they would be happy to prepare an arrangement for you.

Flower Fund: Each week the flower arrangements in St George’s are provided and paid for by the Flower Arranging Team. Whilst everyone concerned is happy to continue on this basis we do not want to lose arrangers due to the increasing cost of flowers. Also, flowers are needed for specific Church services throughout the year. Therefore, we are planning to set up a Flower Fund to help with the purchase of flowers where appropriate. Any monetary donations would be welcome!

Church Flower Arranging Team: We would always welcome anyone, experienced & beginners, to join the regular church flower arranging team. If you would like to know more about what is involved we would be delighted to hear from you.

For further information on any of the above or for any other questions on Church Flowers please contact Sue Sturmey on 01424 882544.

As most quizzers know due to bad weather the Friends of St Georges Quiz had to be cancelled and is now going to be held Saturday March 16 Please remember to bring your own crockery, glasses, drinks and nibbles and something to take the rubbish home in. If you haven’t done so already please phone Marion Firman post haste 01424 751165

Events in Brief

Sunday St Georges Church Mothering Sunday

Monday in Village Hall Age uk, Rainbows, Brownies, Tuesday Painting for Pleasure

Wednesday, WI

Thursday, Stretch & Tone, Friendly Circle

Friday Farmers Market, Short Mat Bowls,

Scout Hut Monday Beavers, Cubs