CONTACT ME: How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

SAD NOTE: I will start on a sad note this week, my friend Maggie’s husband Chris Wharton died last Thursday. I am sure with me you will pray for her and her family and friends and hold them in your thoughts. If I hear about the funeral details in time to put them in the column, I will.

NEW ROAD: Doesn’t the new road look good? And the houses are going up quite quickly by the Rainbow Trout. Do contact Rother District Council if you work in the area and have had to move from this village because of a shortage of affordable housing. We have been told they are for people in this parish.

FRIDAY: Today, Friday, Yoga is being held in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am.

Brede Farmers Market is weekly from 10am to noon in Brede Village Hall and it has many stall holders selling food, fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, milk, eggs, apple juice, home made chocolate treats, and cards and woodcraft etc. Refreshments are sold by Friendly Circle in aid of local charities. This hive of activity is followed at 7.30pm by Short mat Bowls.

SATURDAY: Tomorrow, Saturday, 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 will 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 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.

Giant Jumble Sale in Udimore community Hall 10am to noon, a good chance to de clutter if you need items to be collected please contact Rosemary 01424 882567 or Nan 01424 882348

Northiam Bonfire celebrations this evening note some roads will be temporarily closed.

End of British Summertime do not to forget to put your watches back by one hour before you go to the land of Nod

SUNDAY: October 25, the church services are as follows: Father Anthony White conducts the Mass service at 9am 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

At the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am their preacher is the Reverend Robin Robertson. The Pastoral Minister is Rev Peggy Heim and she can be contacted on 01424 422350.

MONDAY: October 26, 4pm Age UK East Sussex Brede Community Club needs volunteers and drivers. The club opens today from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Today there is the News, jigsaws, dominoes and a card game. After lunch Ruth with her guitar will be entertaining the group. Visitors are welcome for this event. If you wish to join the club then please contact Maureen, who would be pleased to hear from you, she will also give you 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 4.15pm to 5.15pm, they welcome girls aged between 5 to 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 Cherry Merricks 01424 251242 or 07761730956. Cubs are 8 to 10½ years old and meet from 6.30pm to 8pm. 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: October 27, Pilates at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Followed by another session at 10.15am.

Brede Luncheon Club meets at 12.30pm in Brede Village Hall. If you need transport to and from the hall then the groups transport organiser Andy Escourt will be happy to help and can be contacted on 07847274993. If you wish to join and have lunch then please contact the membership secretary Christine Purkiss 01424 882274.

Every Tuesday from 10.30am, in Broad Oak Methodist Church Knitters and Natters meet. They would welcome anyone to share in knitting or any craft work over a cuppa. They are having a stall at the Brede Craft Fair on November 14.

Brede Scouts meet from 7pm to 9pm in the Scout Hut and any young person 10½ years or over is welcome. The contact is Andy Bishop 07811339626 Bingo is in the Rainbow Trout at 8.30pm

Brede Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm in the side room of Brede Village Hall. All welcome to attend. Please come and support your councillors.

WEDNESDAY: October 28, Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.25am.

Brede Crafters are in Brede Village Hall at 2pm.

Age UK East Sussex are holding a Charity Tea Dance and Cream Tea for £6 each. It is from 2pm to 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 two 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 or on the door.

THURSDAY: October 29, Pilates 9.30am with another session Pilates session at 7.30pm both in Udimore Community Hall.

Stretch and Tone with Sally in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am.

Vocality Choir is at 2pm in Udimore Community Hall.

FRIDAY: October 30, Yoga is being held in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am.

Brede Farmers Market is from 10am to noon in Brede Village Hall followed at 7.30pm by Short mat Bowls.

SATURDAY, October 31: Brede Mother’s Union are holding an All Hallows Party for those 12 years and under, do go and enjoy the fun and games and the yummy Hogwarts feast. It takes place in Brede Parish Room in Waterworks Lane at 2.30pm and finishes at 4.30pm. Please bring a plate of food to share and a parent, as children cannot go unaccompanied. Please phone me, Rhiannon Oliver, to book your place 01424 882037 ASAP as places are limited.

FUTURE EVENTS: Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, Winchelsea Singers present The Mikado. At the New Hall Winchelsea. Tickets are £10 available from the Farm Kitchen Winchelsea or by telephoning 01797 2231589

Sunday November 8, is the Rainbow Trout’s Bonfire and Fireworks celebration. With barbecue and Northiam Drumming Band, The Drumskullz. Doors open from 5pm. Entry £1 and any kids in Halloween Fancy Dress can get in for free (proper outfits not just a mask).

Thursday November 19, 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.

Friday November 20. The Rainbow Trout Comedy Night. They now have the tickets for the Comedy Night. If you would like to go along please let them know as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Those that that reserved tickets, they are now available for you to collect.

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