How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Flower Festival: 36th Brede Flower Festival was visited by 1216 people of all ages, some travelling long distances to see a fantastic display of Great Events in History.

The Aisle of St George’s Church had a hot air balloon and an aeroplane of flowers and foliage and the moon suspended from above with Cape Canaveral and a Rocket about to be launched underneath different forms of transport hung from the pew ends.In all 35 different topics were depicted and another 16 were beautiful arrangements. The skill of the arrangers was amazing for their design ideas and creative flower arrangements. Grateful thanks go to the many husbands who created the structures and accessories out of wood and other materials. This was a team effort on a massive scale for such a small Parish. Thanks must go to the army of helpers who gave up their time to marshal car parking, man the book, jam, raffle, plant, Granny’s Attic and cake stalls and supply cakes for it. Also to those who were stewarding in the Church and running trips up the Tower, and to those who helped with, coffee’s, teas, and lunches and those who baked for these. Thank you to all the businesses and Individuals who sponsored the event and everyone who visited Brede and our wonderful Church. Without So many people in the Parish helping this event could not happen. It’s a good place to have fun, see people you have not seen for a while and to make new friendships so next year mark in your diaries that at least half day in the August Bank Holiday you might like to help at the Church’s biggest fundraising event.

St George’s Church was built in the 11th Centaury and is a wonderful Historic building and as such takes a lot of money for it’s upkeep as does the work done in the Parish, so this event and others like the Christmas Tree Festival help.

Sad news: It saddens me to let you know that 2 members of our community have passed away, Tracy Apps who carried on despite he illness, our thoughts go to her parents and family and also Edward Piper again our thoughts are with the family. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.

Friday 4 September: Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. Every week there is a chance to buy local produce for the weekend or week ahead, Buy a coffee or tea and support Brede Friendly Circle who give their takings to a local Charity annually.

Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Saturday 5 September: Brede Big Steam Engines are open from 10am – 4pm in Water works Lane Brede. It also includes a war time bunker. An enjoyable place to visit for all the family.

The Village Dance takes place in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm. Enjoy the variety of music and different ballroom dances that can be done, and join in the sequence dancing. Half way through the evening stop for refreshments which are always available.

Sunday 6 September: 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 Methodist Church Service in Broad Oak is at 10.30am and Mrs Drina Hampson will be taking the service this morning. Visitors are welcome at all the Churches.

Monday 7 September: 4pm Age Uk East Sussex - Brede Community Club begins at 10.30am – 3.30pm in Brede Village Hall.News, Jigsaws and exercises with Zena start the day followed by Ruth singing. Maureen would be pleased to hear from you if you are able to volunteer or phoning to join her contact numbers are 07850 987130 or 07710 143198.

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

Whist players are in Brede Village Hall at 7pm

Tuesday 8 September: Brede Paint with Pleasure meet in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am. The Trinity Methodist Church, Broad Oak, would like to thank those who replied to their recent questionnaire asking what you would like from them; and those who attended their Open Day. They were quite pleased at the response and will introduce activities and events as and when their plans for refurbishment allow. Initially they are restarting “Knitters and Natters” Today at 10.30am in the Methodist Church in BroadOak. They area friendly group for those who like to do their own craft activity. Go along and take your knitting, sewing or any craft you enjoy with refreshments and a jolly good natter.

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

Brede Scouts meet from 7pm – 9pm and any young person 10½ or over is welcome. The contact is Andy Bishop 07811339626

Wednesday 9 September: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.25am. WI has an open meeting as their speaker Ian Everest is talking about the Women’s Land Army it starts at 2pm in Brede Village Hall.

Thursday 10 September: Stretch and Tone is cancelled this week but Sally hopes to be back next week. Design with Flowers group meet today at 1.30pm in the Parish Room Waterworks Lane Brede, they will be doing and arrangement in a card or a picture frame. New members are always welcome. This month please phone Sue Sturmey 01424 882544 if you require more information. At 7.30pm Brede Friendly Circle meet in Brede Village Hall and the topic is Volunteering and Fostering at the Blue Cross Animal Charity in Northiam. Ladies do go and join in a warm welcome awaites you if you have not been before.and everyone is welcome.

Friday 11 September: 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.

Saturday 12th September: it is Sussex Historic Churches/Ride and Stride Day.Trinity Methodist, along with many other churches in the area, will be open between 10am and 5pm to welcome any cyclists and walkers. They would love to see anyone from the village and beyond who would like to call in and say hello and find out more about them.

Wednesday 16th September: The Methodist Church are staring a new monthly venture “Open Door” 2.30-4.30 pm. A relaxed tea time gathering, aimed initially at those of more mature years, but all ages welcome of course, with refreshments provided. They hope to have some activity or entertainment each time. Everyone very welcome and transport can be provided in the local area. Please phone 01424 753295 or 01424 882690.

Friday 17 September: Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. Talent Night in SedlescombeWe are on the hunt for performers for the above event. Do you love to entertain? Then come and be part of the show to be held on stage inSedlescombe village hall from 7pm. There is noentry fee and performers from all areas are welcome but there are limited spaces to give everyone a fair chance to shine on stage. Professional sound person and system available to use. There is a £100first prize donated by Dorton Reclamation along with money prizes for the runners up. Audience tickets will be on sale soon at just £5,there will be a bar and food available through the evening, so pleasemark your diaries to either take part or come along to enjoy the event. Organised by the Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust. To book your place to perform on the night please call Jean Dann on 01424 882438

Saturday 19 September: Jumble Sale in the Parish Room so dig ot those unwanted bits.

All the following need booking: 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 Woman’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

Please: let me know in good time if there is anything you would like me to put in the column.

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

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