How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

The Teddy bears: of all shapes and sizes enjoyed themselves coming down the Zip wire, so much so some went up three or four times more. Each furry friend received a certificate and a badge with the words ‘ I am a high Flyer’ my squirrel, all the way from Broadstone Warren made it; and wears his badge with pride. I have to say I don’t know who enjoyed it more, the children certainly had fun but I have a sneaky feeling that some adults really enjoyed the event, I know my family and I did.

Friday 21 August: Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall, it has stalls with interesting goods for you to peruse. Do go and support locally made and grown stock.

Comedy Club Night The Rainbow Trout are holding their first with 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. I hope you have your ticket as it should be a good evening. Phone 01424 882031 if you are interested there may be a few seats left or cancellations.

Saturday 22 August: Brede/Broad Village Tidy Up Please volunteer and help rid the village of rubbish please meet in the Village Hall at 10am for coffee and a briefing and if you have them bring a pick up stick and a Hi-fiz jacket. Gloves and the latter 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. Every one can help by just going outside and making sure no litter is in or at the end of your property. It is also a good time to look around your own property’s to make sure hedges do not hang over footpaths and roads. Help keep this Village beautiful. The Parish Council have been out looking to see who has the best garden, look in the Brede Newsletter that has been dropped through your door, all the categories are in there as well as other information. The Parish magazine is also on sale for August and September in the Village shops and in St George’s Church.

Sunday 23 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 C. Thacker will be leading this morning’s service at the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am. Visitors are welcome at all the Churches

Monday 24 August: Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club begins at 10.30am – 3.30pm in Brede Village Hall. 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

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.

To book the Village Hall please contact Carol Kynvin 01424 882123 To book the Community Hall please contact Lesley Bannister 01424 882800 The Parish Room of St George’s Church is booked through Father Martin 01424 883408 We are so fortunate in this parish to have so many venues available for our activities.

Tuesday 25 August: Brede Painting for Pleasure group meet at 9.30 am in Brede Village Hall. Maggie asks ‘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 26 August: Brede Crafters meet in Brede Villlage hall at 10am

Thursday 27 August: Preparations for the 36th Brede Flower Festival

Cake bakers please your cakes etc are needed for all three days of the Bank holiday. Any offers of Prizes for the Grand draw Duncan Reid would be pleased to hear from you 01424 882412 Jams and pickles wanted call Ruth Gasson 01424 882631 Grannies Attic would like all kinds of china knicknacks and better than average bric a brac phone Bobbie Boud 01424 882549 or Betty Drinkwater 01424 883430 Books, CD’s and DVD’s phone Gary Marriott 01424 882412 Any of the above can be brought to the stalls on the days of opening this includes any plants or any garden paraphernalia that you no longer want. Your unwanted items and help will be gratefully appreciated to put up marquis and help carry items into them – strong people wanted contact Father Martin for times 01424 883408

Friday 28 August: Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. The Floral arrangers will be in St George’s Brede transforming the Church with their skills interpreting Great Events in History. Stall Holders will be glad of help setting up their stalls and Peter & Andrew will be grateful for any hydrangeas that you can spare to decorate the Green.

Wednesday 2 September: Merriments Gardens are to be open in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, 10am-5.30pm Admission £7, children free. This is a very worthwhile Charity and funds are desperately needed. Every penny raised on that day will go to the Charity.’

All the following need booking: Thursday 3 September. Brede Players are holding auditions 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 01424 882054 or

The Rainbow Trout: Friday 2nd October The Rainbow Trout 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!

Saturday 3 October: Brede WI Centenary Community Tea Party, 2.45 pm at Brede Village Hall.You are probably aware that 2015 is the centenary year of the Women’s Institute. To mark this event locally Brede members are organising this special tea party for local friends and residents. Do come along to share the occasion, celebrate with us by enjoying a delicious afternoon tea and view the exhibition of local WI history and related items of interest. Tickets cost £3 for adults and £1 for children and are available from Ann Elam on 01797 222604 or Beryl Jenkins on 01424 883475. We look forward to hearing from you!

The friends of St Mary’s Church Udimore: invite you to a Murder Mystery evening performed by a very talented group. It will be held in Udimore Community Hall at 7pm and will include a fish and chip supper, take your own drink. Teams of six to eight people would be ideal it is £10 a ticket and these are available from Liz Turgoose 01424 882657 or Gillian Rothery 01424 882744

Wednesday 7 October: book your tickets with Marion Firman 01424 751165 or with Pat Whately 01424 883069 for the Friends of St Georges Church have Dr John Crook presenting an illustrated talk about William Walker:- How Winchester Cathedral was saved by a deep sea diver. This will take place in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm Entry is £7.50 which includes a glass of wine, cheese and biscuits. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 11 October: Brede and Udimore Overseas Group are inviting you to an afternoon tea party from 3pm – 5pm in Udimore Community Hall. Entrance is free but donations are welcome to support their four charities. They do hope as many as possible will go along to enjoy the afternoon of fun quizzes and a raffle. As they are catering they would appreciate a call to say if you are going. Please contact Liz 01424 882657 or Stella 01424 883246

What a busy month: it could be as it is also 1066 Hastings Week 10th-17th

WEA courses for this autumn term: There are 3 courses for Autumn Term. Practical Gardening by Jackie White @ Udimore Village Hall TN31 6BB Beginner & Experienced all enjoy learning all aspects of gardening. 10 weeks £85.05. Friday 2nd October. Also enjoy a coffee with cake each week. Unfolding Story of China by Karen Chang & St Mary’s Centre Rye TN31 7LB. All aspects covered cultural, social & political. An enjoyable and fun way to learn about China. 7 weeks £85.05 Monday 5th October 2 - 5pm Burning Issues by David Alfred St Mary’s Centre Rye TN31 7LB. Discussions of local,nation& global events sharing the views.

onthly 2nd Thursday of each month. £85.05. Start Thursday 8th October 1.30- 4.30pm.

WEA ‘s Rye and district Contact is Andrew Stuart 01797 223831 or email nikiandandy@ uk 3 west St Rye TN31 7ES

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