How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Margaret Spencer: Yet again I am so sorry to be the bearer of sad news. Margaret Spencer sadly passed away last week, our thoughts and prayers must be with Peter and the family and friends who will miss her greatly.

St George’s Church: Christmas Tree Festival & fun quiz raised just over £1,400 thanks go to everyone who supplied a decorated tree, helped at the event, baked and sourced items to sell and to the fun quiz team and the effort was made by everyone and all who went viewed and supported the event; bought items and raffle tickets, it was a resounding success and a valiant effort well done.

Brede Youth Council: the Parish Council proposes setting up a Youth Council covering Broad Oak and Brede in the Parish to create a greater awareness of the wishes and views of young people to the Parish Council and the County & District Councillors covering East Sussex & Rother District Council who attend the Parish Council meetings. Equally, this will help young people to have a better understanding of local government and help them feel more part of their local community. It is important that a fair representation of the Youth in the Village is sought; and the Parish Council are looking for anyone in the age group 12- 19 years who live in the Parish to come forward to be involved in the Brede Youth Council. Please contact Councillor Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037 or the Clerk Lesley Bannister 01424 882800 for more information and to log your interest.

Friday 18 December: Yoga is held in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall and last week as well as bakery and prepared food and the garden stall outside was back, he will also be there this week. There were of course the local grocery, meat, fish and dairy produce and hand made cards and gifts. Maybe this week there is a good chance that the beautifully restored hand bells will be rung. Don’t take my word for it go and see for yourselves. Brede Short Mat Bowls group had their Christmas meal last week and will not meet now until 8th of January.

Sunday 20 December: 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. The Nine Lessons and Carols are at Udimore Church at 6pm.Further information on all the weekly services in St George’s can be found in the December /January Parish Magazine. All are very welcome. Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is

At the Methodist Church in Broad Oak Please note the service is at 3pm and will be taken by local arrangement. The Pastoral Minister is the Reverend Peggy Heim and she can be contacted on 01424 422350.

Monday 21 December: Age Uk East Sussex Brede Community Club. Is closed for 2 weeks

All the Uniformed groups are closed for the Christmas Period.

Whist is in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Christmas Day: May I wish all the readers a very merry Christmas.

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.

Friday 1 January: I wish you all a peaceful, healthy and happy New Year

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