How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Parish Magazine: Father Martin is absolutely desperate for someone to Take over the setting up and printing. Please contact him ASAP 01242 883408

Brede WI: represented at Buckingham Palace. Janet Romani was voted by members to attend the WI Tea Party at the Palace, she came dressed in the clothes she wore to our June meeting and told members of the Brede WI that about 7,000 women lined up outside to go in. They were allowed to walk around the grounds but were asked not to take photo’s of the Royal Party. She said the afternoon tea was sumptuous, Janet was thrilled with a little cake with a gold crown laid on top which she ate. Chairs were provided in the grounds to sit on and although the rain held off, the wind was bitterly cold and the glamorous hats did not stay on the wearer’s heads. Janet said it was a very memorable day. Actually Chris Sands our Station Officer and his wife Janice were asked by East Sussex Fire Service to attend the Queens Tea Party at Buckingham Palace. He wore his best fire fighters Uniform and Janice dressed for the occasion too, he also told me the food was sumptuous so as they both used the same word to describe the food they must be right.

Friday 19 June: Yoga is at 9.30am in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. Do go and support the local people selling their products which cover much of what you will need for the weekend and week ahead. Brede’s Short Mat Bowlers set up at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 20 June: Your opinion matters! Drina Hampson writes: We at Trinity Methodist Church have a plan and are all too aware of the need for refurbishment of our buildings. Trinity, (next to the Primary School) has long been at the heart of the community; at one time 180 children attended its Sunday School, and over 500 local people are buried in its graveyard. In addition to the church, there is a hall, kitchen and several small rooms. We hope to update all the facilities, and open up to the wonderful views across Brede valley. BUT funds are not unlimited! We are holding an Open Day on Saturday 20th June between 10am and 4pm. Do come and explore this Grade 2 chapel, learn more of its history– and any suggestions / comments on how it could be better used by the whole community will be warmly welcomed.

BOBs Pack a Picnic Quiz Night at Brede Village Hall at 7:30pm. £5 per person, Do not forget your picnic.

Sunday 21 June: Father’s Day hopefully all you Dads will have a super day. 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 At St George’s Church Sung Eucharist starts at 9.30am and Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is hhtp:// The Reverend Neville Barnett is the Preacher at the Methodist Church in Broad oak at 10.30am.

Our Cricketers are in action in an away game against Hurstgreen this afternoon at 2pm. We wish you Luck lads.

Monday 22 June: Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club begins at 10.30am – 3.30pm. After coffee Mr & Mrs Sutton will entertain there will also be skittles, who am I and Bingo. Contact Maureen the Organiser for more information 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 still urgently needs a voluntary helper during the day, and a driver, 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 23 June: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.25am Brede Luncheon Club meet at 12.30pm in Brede Village Hall . Flamenco dancing is in Udimore Community Hall at 11.30am. The 1066 Choir and Organ are giving an Organ recital in St George’s Church Brede at 7.30pm, there will be a retiring collection.

At the Scout Hut in Stubbs Lane from 7pm – 9pm 1st Brede Scouts meet, any young person 10½ or over is welcome. The contact is Andy Bishop 07833065028 The Rainbow Trout Bingo this week kicks off from 8.30pm. The rollover didn’t go last week so is still up for grabs.

We will be holding our Family Fun Day on Sunday 5th July from 12pm to raise funds for the bonfire and fireworks in November. We have 1066 Rockitmen playing in the garden from 2pm, bouncy castle, Hog Roast, Minion Tombola, Raffles, Games and much more. We are also looking for someone that can do children’s face painting. If you know anyone, please let us know as the ones we have tried are already booked up!

We are also looking for local people to take part in an event at the end of November, who have their own businesses selling products such as beauty treatments, crafty type items, hand made cards, candles and smellies, that sort of thing. Things people may want to buy as presents for others or just for themselves! If you know anyone or do this yourself, please let us know and we will give you full details.

Wednesday 24 June: Brede Crafters meet at 2.00pm at Brede Village Hall.

The Rye Partnership: are holding courses at Tilling Green Community 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.

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 today 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. 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

Thursday 25 June: Sally is in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am with Stretch and Tone. The Doctors surgery is in the Small Hall of Brede Village Hall at 12 noon.

Friday 26 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 11 July: The Rye Singers will present A Summer Concert in St George’s Brede at 7.30pm Tickets £ 8.50 to include refreshments and they can be contacted 01424 882031 available from Bobbie Boud 01424 882549 or Mike Iliffe 01424 882991 Rye Singers have kindly offered to do this concert entirely for Church funds. Please Support this event.

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