How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Comedy Club Night: at the Rainbow Trout was very good and the venue was nearly full. It is hoped they will host another similar evening.

Village Clean up: It was disappointing that more Villagers did not turn up to help with the Village Clear up, however A big thank you to those who did. Thanks go to Jacqueline for supplying the helpers with coffee before they started as it also gave them a chance to introduce themselves to each other. One couple had only been in the Village a week and had hoped to meet more people. Seven full bags of rubbish were picked and taken to the tip and Rother District Council were informed about a dumped freezer and tyres for them to collect and ESCC were notified about a big hole without a drain cover. It was a successful clear up and between 7 of them a lot of ground was covered, if more help had been given, a bigger area could have been covered and maybe the time out would have been shorter for everyone, as it was they finished by 12 noon. Please be vigilant and if you see any rubbish please pick it up or if it is too big contact Rother District Council. If everyone in the Village backs no litter tolerated in this area, then together we might make a big difference.

A Treasurer: has been found for St George’s Church. Thanks for the interest.

Friday 28 August: Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall; Last week the car park had some of it’s spaces taken over by a curved garden of plants being sold, it really did look pretty. It makes me wonder what will be there this week. I will not be there, as I with many other flower arrangers will be ensconced in St Georges, no doubt scratching our heads, groaning that things are not going right but nothing that a coffee and a chat won’t sort out. The atmosphere is so friendly and although there is a certain amount of stress, when the work has been completed hopefully there will be statisfied arrangers and a transformed Church. 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.

Saturday 29 August: Brede is the Place to be.

From 10am Art Exhibition in Brede Village Hall 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.

Brede Big Steam Engines are also open in Water works Lane Brede and ‘Great Events in History’. St George’s Church 36th Flower Festival begins both in St George’s Church and in the Parish room and grounds. Refreshments available all day including lunches.

Sunday 30 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

The Reverend Peggy Heim will be leading this morning’s service at the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am. Visitors are welcome at all the Churches.

Brede Flower Festival continues beginning after the Sevice until 4.30pm Stalls are open and coffee’s and cream teas available, lunches too.

Brede Painting for Pleasure is in Brede Village Hall from10am - 4pm

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August: Brede Flower Festival begins at 10am – 4pm in St George’s Church. Brede Steam Giants are from 10am – 4pm at the bottom of Waterworks Lane and Paining for Pleasure is in Brede Village Hall from 10am -4pm Age Uk East Sussex will meet next week it is closed today. Maureen would be pleased to hear from you if you are able to volunteer or 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 1 September: Brede Painting for Pleasure group meet at 9.30 am in Brede Village Hall.

Wednesday 2 September: Brede Mother’s Union are having an outing to Ashburnham Place meet at the Parish Room at 2pm.

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 today will go to the Charity.’

Thursday 3 September: Stretch and Tone is back in Brede Village hall at 9.30am Sally will be pleased to see all her class members and new faces. 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

Friday 4 September: 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.

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

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