Rhiannon Oliver, Bellhurst Cottages


Mrs N Cummins Head of Brede School & Mrs S Bulgin Head Teacher informed me that on Wednesday 13 The children from Year 2 of Brede Primary School enjoyed a morning of multi-skill events with the Rye Cluster of Schools. They performed well in a variety of movement, co-ordination, balance and aiming skills and behaved very sportingly throughout. So, well done to you all. On Monday March 18 Class 2 also visited Great Dixter. lucky children!

The Broad Oak Fire Fighters had their Charity car wash on Saturday 16 March. They were kept busy despite the rain, which made them cold and wetter than ever. They managed to raise the healthy sum of £200 for their Fire Fighters Charity.

Again despite the appalling weather and poor turn out the Methodist Coffee Morning raised a pleasing £229.95 They thank everyone who supported them

They have also asked me to inform you that their services begin at 10.30am not 11am as I stated last week - sorry

On Friday March 22 They are visiting Roselands Residential Care home in Brede bringing the residents an Easter service at 2.15pm They are repeating this at Whitgates Westfield on the 26th.also today class 2 visit St Mary’s Rye at 1.30pm for a Rye Cluster Celebration Service.

As so many people have gone down with coughs it has prompted me to put in this recipe, which is tried and tested and does cure chesty coughs and is completely safe. Place in a pint Pyrex jug 12 sprigs or a good handful of Thyme add 2 tablespoons of Honey and 1 pint of boiling water. Infuse for 10 minutes then strain and decant into a flask. As hot as you can take it by the sherry glass, gargle and swallow. It may take more than 1 flask if you are really unwell. The Honey is soothing and the Thyme is an antiseptic. Good luck!

The Rye & District National Trust have informed me they are organising a VIP tour of the Pompeii and Herculaneum Exhibition and other galleries of the British Museum. The cost is £42 per person, which includes coach travel. For booking and further details; which must be made before the end of March Please contact: Ros Adkins 01797 253763

Saturday 23 9.30am anyone wishing to help spring clean St George’s Church will be much appreciated; bring your dusters etc for inside and brooms and spades for outside lets hope the weather is better

Palm Sunday March 24 9.30am St George’s Brede welcome everyone to the Family Eucharist with procession starting in Church.

Holy week Monday March 25 7.30pm Holy Communion. Tuesday 26 7.30pm Holy Communion. Wednesday 27 10am Holy Communion.

The Easter Triddum Maundy Thursday –28 March Evening Eucharist of the Lords Supper. Good Friday 10am Stations of the Cross. 2.00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Holy Communion and at 8.00pm Taize evening . If you wish to play an instrument or lead the singing go to the rehearsal at 7.00pm More info in the the Parish magazine and in the Yellow Easter invitation Cards being delivered to homes in the Parish,

Tuesday March 26th The Brede luncheon club will be meeting in the Village Hall at 12.30pm to have their delicious lunch. If you wish to join them please contact: Anne Owen on 01424 882025 as soon as possible and book your place.

In the evening in the Small Hall of the Village Hall the Parish Council meet at 7.30pm. Members of the public are very welcome to attend. If you remember PCSO Perchard will be in attendance at the meeting so that he will be able to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

All the usual groups are meeting this week, that’s if snow doesn’t catch everyone out again.

Activities for the coming week in the Village Hall

Mondays - Age Uk 10.30am, Whist 7.30pm.

Rainbows 4.00pm Brownies 5.30pm both in the small hall

Tuesday – Painting for pleasure 9.30am

Thursday – Stretch & Tone 9.30am

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Scout Hut – Mondays - Beavers 5.30 - 6.30pm, Cubs 6.30pm – 8pm