Rhiannon Oliver

Bellhurst Cottages

Brede Coffee/ Book Sale: on Saturday Morning went well despite the weather, over £60.00 was raised to go towards St Georges Church funds. Good News also last week the government gave the Church a lot of money for the roof, read about it in the Parish Magazine out this week for April. As you can imagine having such a wonderful historical building in our midst, being built in the latter 11th century, it costs an enormous amount for it’s upkeep. The building itself and the interior suffer from age related problems, such as woodworm, damp, corrosion, etc . It is hoped that the coffee mornings can be run every six weeks not only to boost funds but also for people to meet one another and chat, a chance for Village new comers to meet others and at the same time help preserve a magnificent Church with an interesting History. If you have not visited do go and look around. There is a book about St Georges for sale in the Church. A big welcome also awaits those who would like to attend a service especially over the Easter period; a special time for Christians all over the World.

Good Friday 3 April: The watch continues from last night until 9am at St George’s Brede followed at 10am Stations of the Cross then at 2pm Celebration of the Lords Passion Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion. Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12noon in Brede Village Hall The Easter raffle will be drawn this morning. 12 noon Walk of Witness in Rye for the Methodists. All the services for both The Trinity Methodists and St George’s Church services for today and the weekend can be found In the Methodist Circuit Plan and the Yellow Eastertide Invitation Card that was in the Brede Newsletter. The Rainbow Trout have live Music from Spice in the bar from 8.30pm. A mixture of soul and golden oldies up to a few more recent numbers.

Holy Saturday 4 April: There will be a Village Dance this evening in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm. If you are a Ballroom or sequence dancer then put on those dancing shoes and have fun. The Easter Vigil at St George’s Church beginning at 8pm with the Service of Light, Renewal of Baptismal Promises and sung Eucharist’

Easter Sunday 5 April: May I wish all the readers a very Happy Easter. 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 invites you to the Family Eucharist at 9.30am in St George’s Church Brede. His contact number is 01424 883408 The Trinity Methodists meet at 10.45am. (Please note the time change) Their Preacher is the Reverend Peggy Heim. They also have a circuit Praise 6.30pm at Calvert. The Rainbow Trout are having a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at the Pub between 1pm and 4pm. Entry is free with every Child’s meal.

Bank Holiday Monday 6 April: a quiet day around the Village although the Steam Engines will be pumping away down Waterworks Lane 10am – 4pm. It is a wonderful place to take the children and it is free.

Tuesday 7 April: Pilates at 9am then Flamenco dancing both activities in Udimore Community Hall also in Udimore at 4pm. Messy Church takes place - a fun filled couple of hours for children with their parents. Painting for Pleasure is in Brede Village Hall from 9.30am.The Rainbow Trout have their Bingo session tonight at 8.30pm in the bar.

Wednesday 8 April: Pilates at 9am in Udimore Community Hall. Brede WI celebrate their 88th Birthday this afternoon, in Brede Village Hall beginning at 2.00pm with the fun activities then tea. Anyone wishing to join them would be welcome.

Thursday 9 April: Pilates at 9am in Udimore Community Hall. Stretch & Tone 9.30am in the evening at 7.30 Brede Friendly Circle invite you to their fashion show entitled ‘our new spring wardrobe’ by Marks & Spencer modelled by some of the group at 7pm in Brede Village Hall, entrance £3.00. Go out and enjoy yourselves ladies, it is not often that we have new fashion brought right to our door.

Friday 10 April: Brede Farmers Market is open from 10am–12noon in Brede Village Hall with a good stock of fruit and veg, meat and fish, dairy, bakery, plants, cards, Indian cookery, and Peter’s home made Apple Juice. After shopping sit down and have a nice cup of coffee before going home. The short Mat Bowlers meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.