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FRIDAY: 27 November Yoga is being held in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am to noon in Brede Village Hall and last week a table had the most delicious home-made chocolates (back on December 11) and another table had delectable meals, some quite different and with an oriental twist and another with walnuts and cob nuts, wooden children’s toys and adult articles, home-made cards and apple juice, apples from a local orchard. Fish, meat/game and vegetables. I am sure I have missed something out; but it was good to browse and sit with friends and chat. All highly recommended. This is followed at 7.30pm by short mat bowls also in the Hall.

The Rainbow Trout’s Girls Night Inn is in the Restaurant which will be decorated for the Christmas parties. A Cocktail stall will be set up, so tell your girlfriends and their husbands/partners and go for a few drinks, and a catch up, and find some Christmas present ideas to boot. So far they have stalls from: My Time Clothing (great for some Christmas party outfits), The Body Shop, Ann Summers Underwear (yes really). Handmade candles, Buttercup crafts, Christmas Cakes, and more. All stalls are held by local ladies so let’s give them some support. Entry is free. Boys, don’t feel left out, go along for some present ideas that will please the special lady in your life.

SATURDAY: 28 November Brede Village Hall is being decorated for Christmas by Maggie Sandra , Beryl Jenkins and me. Any good unused Christmas decorations welcome.

SUNDAY: 29 November 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 Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The church’s website is

At the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am Mr Alan Hurrell will conduct the service.The Pastoral Minister is the Reverend Peggy Heim and she can be contacted on 01424 422350.

MONDAY: 30 November, Age UK East Sussex Brede Community Club. The club opens today from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Today there is the News, a parachute game, and treasured memories. Later J&J fashion show open to non group members so please go and support the group. Do take your cheque books or money in case you would like to purchase something. 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 on 01424 883464 or mobile 07863599537. The Scout Sections meet in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane, Beavers meet at 5.15pm to 6.15pm and welcome Boys and girls from 6 years old. Contact Cherry Merricks 01424 251242 or 07761730956. The 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

TUESDAY: Whist is in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm Tuesday 1 December Pilates at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Followed by another session at 10.15am.In Broad Oak Methodist Church the Knitters and Natters meet at 10.30am. They would be pleased to welcome you to share in knitting or do your own craft.

The Brede Painting for Pleasure Group meet at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. Messy Church is in Udimore Community Hall at 4pm

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

Rainbow Trout Bingo Night in the bar about 8pm.

WEDNESDAY: 2 December Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.25am. Brede Mother’s Union meet at Ruth’s Cottage for their Christmas meeting at 2.30pm.

The Mobile Library will visit Reedswood Road from 1pm to 1.35pm then Brede Village Hall from 1.45pm to 2.15pm.

Four Days of Christmas festivities in Brede.

Brede Bellringers will have a tree decorated in lights of Love in memory of a loved one or for a special occasion for just £1 a light will be lit on your behalf. Please contact Andrew Burchett you can contact him at Brede Farmers Market or at his home, the address is in the November Parish Magazine. Proceeds are split between the Church, the Christmas floodlights, and the Hand Bell restoration fund. They are stunning!

THURSDAY: 3 December Pilates 9.30am with another session at 7.30pm both in Udimore Community Hall. Stretch and Tone with Sally in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am.

The Cranbrook Town Band is visiting Brede Village Hall to give a wonderful concert that will appeal to all 7.45pm for 8pm. The evening will include a few Carols to join in with and it is all in aid of the Poppy Appeal so do go to support and enjoy this event. Payment on the door £5.00 incredibly good value for money. We as a family have enjoyed this event for over 20 years and I can remember our daughter as a small child falling asleep under a village hall chair despite the loud noise coming from the brass band. We have watched youngsters in the band, grow into adults and become parents themselves. Awards to the band are also presented at this event and over the years this has become a very special concert dear to the hearts of many in Broad oak and Brede. Numbers have dwindled due to people moving away and passing on; so support from younger and new people in the Parish would be very welcome.

FRIDAY: 4 December 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. In the afternoon at 3.30pm or just after, all preschool and primary school children from Broad Oak, Beckley, Peamarsh and Udimore are invited to come with their parents to look at the Christmas Tree display in all its glory and to have refreshments in St George’s Brede.

The Festive Fun Quiz and light supper is in the Church Parish Room beginning at 7pm. Please be prompt or there before that time. £8 each, contact Sue Orchard 01424 883322 to book your team place (up to six per table) Take your own beverage.

SATURDAY: 5 December The Christmas Tree Festival, the theme this year is Colours of Christmas and will be very colourful and interesting. There will also be stalls selling a variety of goodies a tombola, raffle and a cake stall. Mulled wine and a mince pies. A lovely start to the festivities. The Village Dance takes place at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall and unless someone comes forward to do the music it will be the last, which is very sad as up to 70 people enjoy and attend this event.

SUNDAY: 6 December the Christmas Tree Festival continues from 11am until The Christingle Service at 3pm a wonderful event for families to attend and this will be followed with a Festive Tea.

BOOKABLE EVENTS: New Year’s Eve the Rainbow Trout have a Disco booked and nibbles and snacks on the bar. Entry this year is free but they are not reserving tables so arrive early if you would like to grab yourself a seat.

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

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