Brede

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Friday 9 January: Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. If you have not visited this wonderful market yet, make a reason to visit as it has many interesting stalls and when you have finished shopping you can enjoy a lovely cup of coffee; especially enjoyable if you visit with your partner or friends. In Brede Village Hall this evening it is Pantomime time I hope you have bought your tickets. If not they are available from. Broad oak Bakery and Bobbie Boud 01424 882549 The Pantomime is the Brede Players presentation of Dick Whittington and his Cat at 7.30pm. The cost is £6.00 for adults and £3.00 for children. In Udimore Community Hall Pilates is at 7.30pm.

Saturday 10 January: in Brede Village Hall 2.30pm and 7.30pm there are two more showings of the Brede Players Pantomime. The Adult price is £7.00 children £3.00 tickets available from Broad oak Bakery and Bobbie Boud 01424 882549 and possibly on the door- best top check.

Sunday 11 January: the Church Services are as follows: Father Anthony White conducts the Mass service at 9.00 am in St Theresa’s Catholic Church on the old Northiam Road, if you need to contact the Father his number is 01424 773125 St George’s Church Family Eucharist starts at 9.30am and Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Methodist Church service in Broad oak is at 10.30am and the service will be taken by local arrangement. St Mary’s Church Udimore will have Holy Communion at 9.30am. Evening Prayer at St Georges Church is at 4.30pm.

Monday 12 January: Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club is back and begins at 10.30am – 3.30pm. After Coffee they will have board games and jigsaws to do, the news to read and talk about then exercises with Zena. There is always entertainment throughout the day and it is a very happy group; if you would like to join them then please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987130. Uniformed groups are back. Please contact the respective leaders if you wish your child to join this term. The Guiding section meet in the small hall of Brede Village Hall the Rainbows meet from 4.15- 5.15pm, they welcome girls aged between 5-7 years, the 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 The younger Brede Scout sections begin and are all held in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane, Beavers welcome Boys and girls from 6 years old they meet from 5.15pm to 6.15pm. Contact Catherine Southgate 07833065028 if you have a child that wishes to join the section. Cubs meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm there are also vacancies for children to join, the Contact is Colin Ward 01424 852413. 1st Brede Scouts begin next week and any young person 10½ or over who would like to join needs to contact Andy Bishop 07833065028 as soon as possible. Guides meet at Udimore Community Hall at 7.15pm. Contact Hayley as above. The Whist player’s meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Tuesday 13 January: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9am Painting for Pleasure is at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. Rainbow Trout has Bingo this evening so it is eyes down at 8.30pm

Wednesday 14 January: the WI will have their first meeting in 2015 at 2pm and their speaker will be Martin West who will be telling them about the interesting work of the Hasting Street Pastors. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Thursday 15 January: The Rye & District National Trust are in Brede Village Hall at 2pm and their speaker is Nick Shaddick presenting Crystal Palace; An insight into the design, structure and use of the building. Non members are also welcome. Brede Friendly Circle have their first meeting of 2015 at 7.30pm and are beginning with a games evening. This group also welcomes visitors and new members. The group was set up well over 50 years ago by a nurse who used to have the ladies and their young babies in her house for a chat and a cup of tea and she also offered useful help. The group grew to big for her house so it moved to the WI hall (Brede Village Hall replaced it) and they also moved the time to 7.30pm so that the dad’s looked after the babies and young children so that mum could have a break. The group decided to meet once a month and have a guest speaker, this still happens today and the committee maps out a programme for the year ahead. So if you are a single lady, mum or wife who would like an evening off and would like to visit or join, go and meet the present ladies; why not ask your friend to go along for moral support and go and have some fun.

Friday 16 January: Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 17 January: The Rainbow Trout has live music this evening at 8.30pm with Pass the Cat. Sound interesting!

Winter Lunch: Brede & Udimore Overseas Group have tickets available for their Winter Lunch on Thursday 22 January in Udimore Community Hall at 12.45pm. Tickets are £8.50 Contact Liz 01424 882657 or Judy 01424 882222

Quiz: The Friends of St George’s Church have only a few tables left for their quiz evening on Saturday 24 January. Teams are up to eight. Tickets are £10 per person and are available from Marion Firman 01424 751165 and include a fish & chip etc supper.

RHIANNON OLIVER

BELLHURST COTTAGES