How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Sad news: It saddens me to write that more people in our community have passed on. William (known as Bill) Cavalla, Geoffrey Grinstead, Carol Payne and Audrey Bullen all are people who have lived in Broad oak for many years and are known by many, if I am able I will pass on the funeral dates and times. I personally have never known a time like this; when so many have gone to their heavenly home in a relatively short space of time. Thankfully two weddings took place on Saturday, both couples are wished very happy and love filled long marriages.

The Parish Churches Magazine: is out for October 30p and has the month’s goings on. It is available in the shops in the village and the Churches of St George Brede and St Mary Udimore.

Flu Vaccination Sessions: are available with Dr R. Albardiaz at the Broad Oak Surgery on 15 October. There are other sessions in Northiam on 4, 11, 13 November with the final session 21 November.

Friday 3 October: Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall at 9am. Brede weekly Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall, it is filled with many home grown and home made items, some most interesting and unusual to buy. There is also an opportunity to have a cup of coffee with a friend. The new series of the Wea Practical Gardening: is in Udimore Community Hall, 11.15am – 1.15pm. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 4 October: the monthly session of Brede’s ballroom and sequence dancing a chance to have a go at your own strictly ballroom at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. The road through Northiam will be shut from 6.30pm as their Bonfire Boys and girls will be parading along it. The bonfire and following fireworks are in the playing field of Brickwall School. It is also the beginning of Hastings week.

Sunday 5 October Church Services: Father Anthony White conducts the Mass service at 9.30am in St Theresa’s Catholic Church on the old Northiam Road, at 9am, if you need to contact the Father his number is 01424 773125 St George’s Church begin their Family service also at 9.30am Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. Mr David Hanson will take this mornings service at the Broad oak Methodist Church at 10.30am. St Mary’s Church Udimore hold their mornings worship at different times so please look at their Church notice board or in the Parish Magazine. Tonight at 7pm the Harvest Supper is to take place in St George’s Church Brede. Please contact Bobby immediately if you wish to attend, as the caterers need to know numbers. If you are going do not forget crockery and cutlery and your preferred drink and a dirty plates bag. The latter is as much a reminder to me as anyone else as I frequently forget.

Monday 6 October: Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club: begins at 10.30am – 3.30pm. Today, as usual there is a mixture of things for the clients to do. Please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987120. Rainbows meet in the small hall of Brede Village Hall, this afternoon from 4.15- 5.15pm, they welcome girls aged between 5-7 years, Brownies meet from 5pm – 6.30pm for girls 7-11 years old. They have spaces in both groups. Julie Piper can be contacted for both on 01424 883464 or mobile 07863599537. You can also contact Hayley 07525168770. Beavers are In the Scout Hut and welcome Boys and girls from 6years old they meet from 5.30pm to 6.30pm Cubs meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm. Both of the latter groups have vacancies for children to join them the Contact is Colin 01424 852413. Guides meet at Udimore Community Hall at 7.15pm. Contact Hayley as above. Whist - the players meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Tuesday 7 October: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall today at 9am. In Brede Village Hall the Painting for Pleasure group gather at 9.30am. Messy Church is in Udimore Community Hall at 4pm Children accompanied by parents are more than welcome to go and join in the fun. In the Rainbow Trout the Villagers Evening at the pub begins at 8pm.

Wednesday 8 October: the WI has Jo McLaughlan as the speaker for the afternoon telling them about Hastings pier, it’s history and it’s future. This takes place at 2pm in Brede Village Hall Yoga: The exercise class gently stretching your limbs begins at 7.00pm in Udimore Community Hall. Friends of St George’s Church Brede: Present Dr John Crook FSA who will be giving an illustrated talk about ‘The Tomb of Christ:’ He is a widely published architectural historian who had unprecedented access to the Holy Sepulchre and the so called Tomb of Christ. This will be a funny and entertaining talk and entry will include cheese & biscuits & a glass of wine Tickets cost 7.50; they are available from Marion Firman 01424 751165 or Pat Whately 01424 883069 It takes place in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Thursday 9 October: Sally starts her Stretch and Tone: class at 9.30am. in Brede Village Hall then in the Hall at 7.30pm Friendly Circle have their AGM which will be followed by Don Dray taking the members down memory lane with music from the 60’s 70’s and 80’s. Visitors are welcome as are new members.

Friday 10 October: Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall at 9am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. The Wea Practical Gardening: is in Udimore Community Hall, 11.15am – 1.15pm. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 11 October: Brede WI Quiz Evening 7pm for 7.30pm start cost is £7.50 and will include a hot supper. It’s time to find your teams and book your place, telephone Ann Elam 01797 222604 to book and for more information

Saturday 18 October: young persons flower arranging morning 10.30am – 12 noon. The class is for school-aged children who would like to have a go at arranging flowers, it will be held in the Parish Centre near St Georges’s Church, the cost is £3.00 and this will include a container, oasis, tape, foliage and flowers and refreshments. you need to bring is a pair of strong scissors or secatuers and your friends for this fun session. If you are interested please contact me, Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037 ASAP

Thursday 20 November: The VI O’Clock Club presents The Cameo Opera an indoor Glynbourne at Brede Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm start tickets are £12 each. Have your 4 course picnic in the auditorium; there is a prize for the best dressed table; the latter can be any size. Tickets are available from Penny Dawson 01424 882263

Rhiannon Oliver

Bellhurst Cottages