Rhiannon Oliver, Belhurst Cottages

Continuing Holy Week – March 29 - Good Friday At St Georges Brede. The watch at the Alter of repose continues from 9am at 10am Stations of the Cross. After lunch, at 2.00pm there will be a Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and Holy Communion, then at 8.00pm a Taize evening. If you wish to play an instrument or lead the singing go to the rehearsal at 7.00pm.

Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil – 8.00pm The Service of Light: Renewal of Baptismal Promises and Sung Eucharist.

Easter Day – March 31 at 9.30 Sung Eucharist. Trinity Easter service is being taken by D Novis and begins at 10.30 at the Methodist Church.

May I wish everyone in the Parish A Happy Easter!

Bank Holiday Monday - “Giants of Brede” The huge water pumping engines will be in operation again from 10.00am – 4.00pm Go along and enjoy the atmosphere of Pumping Heritage Engineering at its best. An interesting place to visit for all ages. At the top of Brede Hill turn left from Hastings into Waterworks Lane on the A28, it is signposted. Also on the right of the lane is The Church of St Georges which is steeped in History and well worth a visit too.

Age Uk Day Care has the day off this Monday. Next week the afternoon entertainment will be the lovely singing voice of Carol George. If you are lonely or feel isolated give Maureen a call 01424 883282 and she can give you more information about the Centre.

Tuesday April 2 The Mobile Library will be visiting Oakhill Drive at 3.00 – 3.40pm and Reedswood Road 3.50 – 4.15pm. Thursday April 4 The Mobile Library will be at Brede Village Hall 1.25 – 1.55pm.

The children from Year 1 of Brede School enjoyed a day at Great Dixter last Thursday. They enjoyed studying the plant life, playing hide and seek, getting muddy, which children love to do and then the next best thing filling their tummies by eating a delicious rhubarb crumble! Yum! The School wish to say a huge thank you to everyone that contributed to their Comic Relief fundraising event. A fantastic £195 was raised from the mufti, cake sale and raffle. A new OFSTED publication can now be found at . By entering the school’s postcode TN31 6DG you will be able to see how well Brede Primary School is doing in relation to other schools.

Friday 5 April Mr Broccoli is visiting the school today! Each class will attended a workshop to see a vegetarian stir fry being cooked and then have a chance to taste the delicious end result! Once again they will also be welcoming M & M Productions to Brede this afternoon. They will be performing Tom’s Midnight Garden to Years 3-6, to support their current Literacy work in class. It all sounds so interesting.

Activities for the coming week in the Village Hall

Monday - Whist 7.30pm.

Rainbows on holiday for half term so are Brownies , Beavers and Cubs

Tuesday – Painting for pleasure 9.30am Mobile Library from 3.00pm

Thursday – Stretch & Tone 9.30am Mobile Library from 1.25pm

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

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