How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Plant sale: I am pleased to report that the Coffee and Plant sale in the parish room last Saturday raised just over £110.00 My grateful thanks go to Sue and my husband David for providing the plants and the latter selling them; Wendy, Vicky, Maureen, Judy and Bobby for providing cakes and the latter 3 for helping in the kitchen. The Concert held by the friends of St Georges Church was very succesful. The entertainment by Duncan on the piano, Grace and Gary singing, turned out to be a wonderful musical evening. You could have heard a pin drop as Grace sang I dreamed a dream and Gary followed with Bring him home both songs from Les Miserables. The finger buffet was sumptuous and thanks were given to the ladies who provided it and the pudding which were delicious. The evening raised about £400. for funds. The interest from the funds held goes towards the fabric of the Church, at the moment the roof needs work, the government scheme to help Churches has to have match funding so a fair amount of money needs to be raised. The Friends would like more people to join their group which raises money for St George’s Church. You could contact Miss Pat Whatley if you are interested in joining the group her number is 01424 883069

Friday 5 June: Yoga is at 9.30am and WEA 11.30am both in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12noon in Brede Village Hall It has many main items that you need for the week, available from a variety of different stalls. The ladies from the village’s Friendly Circle group will be there to refresh you with morning coffee The money they raised goes to local charities. Brede Short Mat Bowlers meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. They are always happy to welcome new members.

Saturday 6 June: The Brede Steam Engines will be open from 10am – 4pm in Waterworks Lane Brede, entrance is free. The Village Dance is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. Time to do Ballroom and Sequence dancing.

Sunday 7 June: 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 8.00am Holy Communion will be celebrated at St Mary’s Udimore. St George’s Church Sung Eucharist starts at 9.30am and Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. Mrs Christine Freeland will lead the service at the Methodist Church in Broad oak at 10.30am. Our Cricketers are in action again this afternoon at 2pm in the Recreation Ground in Broad Oak, Their opponants are Clive Vale.

Monday 8 June: Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club begins at 10.30am – 3.30pm. Besides having coffee a darts game, and a board game the members are to be entertained by Judy,Larry and Ian an excellent trio.If you would like to hear them perform, a donation will be gratefully received and you will be made most welcome. please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information and time of performance phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987130 She would be especially pleased to hear from you if you are phoning to join the group as it has many vacancies. The group also urgently needs a voluntary helper during the day, if you have Monday’s free please contact her ASAP. Whist Players will meet in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Uniformed groups: 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 Brede Scout sections 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

Guides meet at Udimore Community Hall at 7.15pm. Contact Hayley as above

The Whist player’s will meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Tuesday 9 June: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.25am Brede Painting for Pleasure group meet in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am. Flamenco dancing is in Udimore Community Hall at 11.30am

At the Scout Hut in Stubbs Lane from 7pm – 9pm 1st Brede Scouts meet and it is for any young person 10½ or over the contact is Andy Bishop 07833065028 The Rainbow Trout has Bingo this evening; eyes down at 8.30pm.

Wednesday 10 June: Please Note: Brede WI will be meeting in Udimore Community Hall at Midday for their annual summer lunch.

Thursday 11 June: Sally is in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am with Stretch and Tone. Friendly Circle meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall and tonights speaker is Shirley Saeed who will share her experience about spices and how to use them in cookery, she will also be bringing dishes to taste, do go and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Friday 12 June: Yoga is at 9.30am in Udimore Community Hall. 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 13 June Do go and enjoy Hillside Garden in Brede where Dr John Crook is holding a coffee morning. There will be Homemade scones with strawberries and cream, homemade cakes, a raffle and a bric a brac table. An idyllic setting on a lovely day, I enjoyed it immensely last year. Funds raised are for the Friends of St George.

Volunteers: still needed in the Village. Urgently required for all the following;

1. Would you like to help make our villages safer and more pleasant places in which to live? Brede Speedwatch is seeking new volunteers. Operating under the authority of Sussex Police, we use a radar speed device to monitor the speed of vehicles on our roads. The registration details of vehicles exceeding the speed limit along with the recorded speed are sent to the Police who will issue advisory letters to the vehicle’s keeper. Repeat offenders can expect follow-up action by the Police. You will not be required to stop offenders, indeed we are not authorised to do so, merely note the cars’ details. Full training will be given in the use of the speed device and high visibility jackets are provided. If you can spare a couple of hours every week, then we would welcome you as a member of the group. For more information, please call Marion Brunt on 883566 or Les Nottage on 882712.

2. Age UK E.S. Brede Day Care Centre held in Brede Village Hall urgenItly needs volunteer drivers to pick up clients in time for a 10am start and then collected at 3pm to take them home every Mondays except Bank Holidays. You will need a comprehensive driving insuarance and a Disclosing & Debaring certificate. Please contact Maureen Distin 01424 883282 or 07850 987130 ASAP

3. A voluntary co-ordinator is required urgentlyfor the Brede Farmers Market. The post involves close liaison with the market traders to ensure the smooth running of the market every Friday. ASAP Please contact Philip Romani 01424 883420

4. Could you be the next Editor of the Parish Magazine?. St George’s Brede & St Mary’s Udimore need a computer literate, tactful and patient person. Copies of the magazine should be sent by the middle of the month giving a week or so to formulate the layout of the Magazine. You will need to be able to use publisher and be prepared to have this programme added to your computer. Advertising and associated artwork, printing, collating and distribution is all handled by others. Please contact Father Martin ASAP as above.

Bookable Advance News.

Wednesday 17 June: The Rye Partnership are holding courses at Tilling Green Comminity Centre in Mason Road Rye they are all free as long as the you have not taken part in one of their 10 hour courses. The first is entitled - Is Microsoft Excel a mystery to you? Is Learn to create and edit worksheets, format cells and enter formulas. Create a powerful Chart with graphics. Add data tables and sort and filter records. Etc. This course runs over 5 weeks starting today at 6.30pm Please ring or email Tina Hall immediately as there are only a few places remaining.

Employability skills – Are you out of work? Do you need help in interview skills, how to update your CV, where to search for jobs? Starts June 24th 12noon to 2.30pm

Beginners I.T. – Are computers a mystery to you? Do you need to know how to get started and search the internet, send emails, etc etc. Then this course could be for you. 10 hour taster course starting 15th July 12 noon to 2.30pm

Line dancing – Line Dancing. Great Fun!!! Dates and times to be confirmed yet but please contact me now to get your name on the list. Course dependant on enough enrolments.

Face painting – Face Painting Beginner Course. Learn how to do basicface painting for pleasure. Date and time to be confirmed. Please contact me now to get your name on the list. Course dependant on enough enrolments.

For information on any of the above and to book your place contact Tina on 01797 229600 or email