How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Friday 7 August: Yoga is at 9.30am in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. WEA is in Udimore Community Hall at 11.30am

R.B.L Poppy Appeal: No one has come forward yet. There is an urgent need for a local organiser for the R.B.L. In the Brede, Boad Oak & Udimore area.

It requires dealing with the poppy stocks, preparing trays and collecting boxes and distributing them to the various collectors. After the poppy fortnight in October/November the trays and boxes are brought back and the money is counted and banked. A list of the current collectors, etc. is available, if you feel you might like to help please contact either Beryl Crouch 01424 882120 or John may 01424 882667

Saturday 8 August: Many Congratulations to Joy Ford who is celebrating her 90th Birthday today with Family and friends

Sunday 9 August: 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 the Sung Eucharist starts at 9.30am and Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is

Mrs Dawn Novis will be leading this mornings service at the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am.

Teddy Bears Parachute. Off St George’s Church Tower this afternoon, bring your favourite bear, soft toy and come and join the fun at 2.30pm Refreshments available.

Monday 10 August: Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club begins at 10.30am – 3.30pm. Maureen would be pleased to hear from you if you are phoning to join the group as it has vacancies, contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987130

Whist is in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Brede Mother’s Union will meet in Brede Parish Room car park at 10am for the Mary Sumner Day Service today in St Mary’s Rye which takes place at 11am Please take your seats by 10.24am( please take a packed lunch)

Uniformed groups - Are closed for the summer holidays but all will be back in September. If you wish your child to join; then you will find the contact details below.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 some 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 Cubs are 8-10½ years old and meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm there are also vacancies for children to join, the Contact is Colin Ward 01424 852413 Brede Scouts meet, on a Tuesday 7pm – 9pm and any young person 10½ or over is welcome. The contact is Andy Bishop 07811339626

To book the Scout Hut for a party or meeting at £6.00 per hour and £3 per night per person for camping groups please contact me-Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037. 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.To book the Village Hall please contact Carol Kynvin 01424 882123

Tuesday 11 August: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.25am Brede Painting for Pleasure group meet at 9.30 am in Brede Village Hall. Planning your August Bank Holiday Weekend? Make Brede your destination for at least one of the days. Marvel at the wonderful flower displays in St George’s Church for their annual Flower Festival and then go along the road to Brede Village Hall and enjoy the variety and competence of the Brede Painting for Pleasure group at their annual exhibition of work created in the past year. Free parking and refreshments available at both events.

Wednesday 12 August Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.25am.

Sadly Christine Comton has passed away and for those of you in Udimore and Brede who knew her and would like to pay your last respects her funeral is today, there will be a Service of Thanksgiving at St Mary’s Church Udimore at 2.30pm to which all are invited.

Thursday 13 August: Design with Flowers group meet today at 1.30pm in the Parish Room Waterworks Lane Brede, they will be doing their favourite arrangement so take what you like. New members are always welcome. Phone Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037 or Sue Sturmey 01424 882544 if you require more information

Friday 14 August: Yoga is at 9.30am in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. WEA is in Udimore Community Hall at 11.30am.

Sunday 16 August: The Teddy Bears of the Parish have decided that they want another afternoon to parachute from St George’s Church Tower or use a zip wire. This event takes place from 2pm-4pm, why not ask your Teddy if he would like to join in the fun?

Parish magazine: The August/September edition of the Parish Magazine is out make sure you and your neighbours have a copy as it covers so much that is going on in our Parish.

Brede/Broad Village Tidy Up Saturday 22 August: Volunteers please meet in the Village Hall at 10am for coffee and briefing and if you have them bring a pick up stick and Hi-fiz jacket they and gloves will be provided at the Hall for those without. If possible teams of two will be sent out . The more who join the effort the more ground can be covered. If you are visiting our beautiful Village do not dump your litter here or any where else in Sussex. It is such an unnecessary eyesore. It is also a good time to look around your own property’s and make sure hedges do not hang over footpaths and roads. The Parish Council have been out looking to see who has the best garden, look in the Brede Newsletter that will be dropping through your door all the categories are in there as well as other information.

Future Events: Friday 21st August the Rainbow Trout are holding their first Comedy Club Night!! 3 comedians hand picked by the famous comedy club, live in the Garden Room at the pub from 7.30pm. This is a ticket only event and spaces are limited. Tickets have gone on sale and have already started selling so if you want to go along they advise you to get in quickly.

Another 2 dates for your diary are: Friday 2nd October and Friday 11th December. 2nd October when they have their Brilliant Blues Brothers Tribute night with a 2 course meal. Singing all the favourites such as Soul-man and Tail feather, the Professional act will be entertaining you all night. They have played many famous venues around the country and it promises to be a great night. let them know as soon as you can! 01424 882031

Brede Players are holding auditions on 3 September at 7.00pm in the Community hall on the Recreation Ground in Broad Oak for those who wish to take part in their new production; ‘Pantostein,’ which will be a scarily silly pantomime. For more information look at their Facebook page or contact or 01424 882054

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