How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Coffee Mornings: I am delighted to inform you all that the McMillan coffee mornings and evening went well. The Farmers Market raised about £50 the Rectory evening about £150 and Joan Hester’s coffee morning £400 which was absolutely marvellous only 16 people attended but thanks to some previous donations by friends and family the magnificent sum was raised. I have been asked to thank all those who arranged the fundraising and also those who supported them and contributed so much to such a worthy cause.

Friday 9 October: Yoga is being held in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. A list of stockists for the Market are in the Parish Magazine which is now out for October Mrs Alison Taylor is the new Editor and she can be contacted at parishmagazineinbox@’ do contact her if you have anything interesting to place in the magazine.

The Unfolding Story of China by Karen Chang in 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 Rye and District Contact is Andrew Stuart 01797 223831 or email nikiandandy@ uk 3 west St Rye TN31 7ES. Brede Short mat Bowl players are in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Saturday 12 October: Hastings Week begins today and Hastings Welsh Society are having Coffee Morning to which everyone is invited at 4 Jonston Close St Leonards on Sea TN37 7BG from 10.30am – 12noon. If you have a Welsh connection no matter how flimsy and would like to join the society then please contact Marjory Atherdon 01424 441208

Sunday 11 October: 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 Dawn Novis will lead the service in the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am Visitors are welcome at all the Churches.

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. Tickets cost £3 for adults and £1 for children and are available from Ann Elam on 01797 222604 or Beryl Jenkins on 01424 883475. They look forward to hearing from you! Don’t miss out, get your tickets before today.

Monday 12 October: -4pm Age Uk East Sussex Brede Community Club needs volunteers and drivers!!! The Club opens today from 10.30am – 3.30pm. The usual Jigsaws News and exercises with Zena are on offer this morning but after lunch the ever popular Dave the music man is going to entertain the group and anyone else who wishes to go along. Contact Maureen, who would be pleased to hear from you if you phoning to help in any capacity or to join the group as it has vacancies. To contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987130. or 07710 143198

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, 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 Whist is in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Tuesday 13 October: Pilates at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Followed by another session at 10.15am. Brede Painting for Pleasure meet at 9.30 in Brede Village Hall.

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

Bingo is in the Rainbow Trout at 8.30pm

Wednesday 14 October: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.25am, The Brede WI,s demonstrator is Joy Funnell and she will be giving a Silver Jewellery Demonstration at 2pm in Brede Village Hall.

Vocality singers are in Udimore Community Hall at 2pm and would welcome some more members so pop along if you are interested.

Thursday 15 October: Stretch and Tone with Sally. in Brede Village Hall and later at 2pm in the same venue the The Rye and District National Trust will hold their talk.

Friday 16 October: Yoga is being held in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall.

1st Brede Scout Group are inviting all young people, boys and girls aged 6 – 14 years old to go along with their parents/ guardians to the Scout Hut in Stubbs Lane Brede for a Taster Evening on Monday 12 October between 6.30pm and 8pm For any further information please contact the Group Scout Leader Colin Ward 07980 171877

From the Honorary President “We are so fortunate in our Village to have a Scout Group which has been here for over 100 years if you have young children please support this event, it is in your child interest; as Scouting is a brilliant way to prepare for the challenges of adult life through play and exciting programmes which will bring out the best in your child and help him/her reach their full potential.”

Future bookable events:

Monday 19 October: Age UK Brede Community Club are holding a Cloth of Dreams Show (puppet shadow show) 1.30pm in Brede Village Hall They would really welcome your support so please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987130. or 07710 143198 phone Maureen or just pop in this afternoon.

Saturday 24 October: All Saints Church Beckley are holding a celebratory Concert at 7.30pm in the Church. The music will be sacred and secular to celebrate the renovation of the organ. It wll be performed by the Wealden Consort, the Conductor and Organist Cornelis Tarkema has also performed in Canterbury Cathedral and the royal Albert Hall. Tickets are £8.00 available on the door and includes a glass of wine or soft drink. Your support would be appreciated as this is a fundraising event for the Church.

Wednesday 28 October: Age UK East Sussex are holding a Charity Tea Dance and Cream Tea for £6.00 each. It is from 2pm - 4pm in Pett Village Hall and it is aid of the local Centres mini bus appeal. Steve Sinatra will be singing Rat Pack hits to accompany the dancing. There will be a raffle and one of the prizes is 2 tickets to see Cinderella. Tickets are available from Maureen 01424 883282 or 07850 987130. or 07710 143198 or Age Uk East Sussex in Robertson Street Hastings or by phoning them on 01424 426162

Thursday 19 November: the VI O’clock Club presents ‘A Cameo Opera ‘ in Brede Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 each for this indoor Glyndbourne where you picnic in the auditorium. Take your own food and there is a competition for the best dressed table. Tables of any size available and there will be raffles and prizes. Tickets are available from Penny Dawson 01424 882263, it’s popular so book quickly. Please note: The month is correct this week.

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