Rugby: I am of Welsh origin and I was exhilarated while watching the Six Nations Rugby Wales against Italy and pleased as punch when Wales scored 60 points against Italy’s 18 – in line for the cup I thought. Then Ireland crushed the feeling as they beat Scotland and scored more points to move above Wales. Not daunted yet as both of my Grandmothers came from England and they still had a chance. In the first half of England against France match I thought England would loose the match; but after half time it was as if different men were playing and when they reached 55. I thought they were in for a chance not suspecting that France would score the late try and convert it, relegating England to second on the points board. However both Wales and England put up a fierce fight to win their matches and they should be proud of that. If like me you are proud to be Welsh or if you like the Welsh culture, holidaying in Wales or their music then you might like to join Hastings Welsh society. It is £5 for the year for single people and £7 for a couple. To find out more and to have an application form contact Marjory Atherden 01424 441208.

Friday 27 March: Brede Farmers Market is open from 10am – 12noon in Brede Village Hall. There you will find ideas for Easter as well as the usual food items, cards and small furniture. The Short mat bowlers will be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm. WEA in Udimore Community Hall. At 7.30pm.

Saturday 28 March: There is to be a coffee morning at 10.30am in the Parish Room in Waterworks Lane.

Saturday 28 March: there will be a Spring clean of St George’s Church if any one is interested to help at 9.30am. A Coffee morning is being held in the Parish Room in Waterworks Lane at 10.30am do pop along and support the event please.

Palm Sunday 29 March: Father Anthony White is the preacher for Mass at St Theresa’s Catholic Church on the Old Northiam Road at 9am his contact number is 01424 773259 Father Martin will lead the Family Eucharist with procession beginning at the Parish Room at 9.30am the service follows in St George’s Church Brede. His contact number is 01424 883408 The Trinity Methodists meet at 10.30am. Their Preacher is Mr Alan Hurrell. Stations of the cross is at St George’s Brede at 6pm.

Holy Week

Monday 30 March: 7.30am Holy Communion at St George’s Brede. Yoga in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club is from 10.30am – 3.30pm Contact Maureen the Co ordinator for more information telephone 01424 883282 or 07580 987130 if you wish to join or if you require more information about the Centre. She is also still looking for voluntary drivers if you have some spare time please call her. Whist begins at 7.30pm. All the Uniformed groups have broken up for Easter.

Tuesday 31 March: 7.30am Holy Communion at St George’s Brede. Pilates at 9am in Udimore Community Hall. The Parish councillors would be delighted to see residents at the meeting tonight at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall in the small hall, door to enter left of the building. Do go and share your views and queries. The Rainbow Trout have their Bingo session tonight at 8.30pm in the bar.

Wednesday 1 April Pilates at 9am in Udimore Community Hall. 10.00am Holy Communion at St George’s Brede. Brede Mother’s Union begins at 2.30pm in the Parish Room in Waterworks Lane This month subject is family memories and members are asked to match their memory with a suitable Bible reading. Vocality singers will be meeting in Udimore Community Hall at 2pm. Holy week – Reflections with Reverend Roger Leslie in Winchelsea Methodist Church at 7.30pm.

MaundyThursday: 2 April Stretch & Tone 9.30am in the evening at 7pm at St George’s Church Brede there will be a Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper including the reception of the Holy Oils and the washing of feet. Followed by the watch at the altar of repose until midnight. Then until 9am. Maundy Thursday Communion will be held at 7.30pm in St Mary’s in Rye

Good Friday: 3 April The watch continues until 9am at St George’s Brede followed at 10am Stations of the Cross the at 2pm Celebration of the Lords Passion Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.

Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12noon in Brede Village Hall 12 noon Walk of Witness in Rye for the Methodists.

All the services for both The Trinity Methodists and St George’s Church services this week can be found In the Methodist Circuit Plan and the Yellow Eastertide Invitation Card that was in the Brede Newsletter.

Rhiannon Oliver

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