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Friday 1 January: Welcome to 2016 happy New Year everyone, lets hope it’s a good one and I am sure you will pray with me for peace throughout the world.

Sunday 3 January: 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. 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 Mrs C. Thacker will be taking the service at 10.30am. The Pastoral Minister is the Reverend Peggy Heim and she can be contacted on 01424 422350.

Monday 4 January: Age Uk East Sussex Brede Community Club will meet in Brede Village Hall at 10 .30am to begin their day with coffee, news and games, for more information please contact Mrs Maureen Distin on 07850 987130. Whist players will aslo be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Tuesday 5 January: Pilates at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Followed by another session at 10.15am. The Brede Painting for Pleasure Group are meeting at 9am in Brede Village Hall. Messy Church is at 4pm in Udimore Community 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

Wednesday 6 January: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.15am. Brede Mother’s Union are meeting at 2pm in the Parish Room Waterworks Lane Brede

Thursday 7 January: 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 funeral of Margaret Spencer will take place at 11am in St George’s Church for those who wish to pay their last respects.

Friday 8 January: Yoga is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall, I wonder if anything new will appear this week, although of course the usual stalls for your weekend shopping will be there for you to peruse. following is the Short Mat Bowls Players at 7.30pm.

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.

Forthcoming / bookable Events

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 January: Brede Players present PANTOSTEIN a scarily and silly phantomime in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm. There is also a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday. Tickets are £7 adults &£3 per child Tickets available from Broad Oak Bakery or phone Julie Etches on 01424 882054

Thursday 21 January: Brede and Udimore overseas Group are holding thier Winter Lunch at 12.45pm in Udimore Community Hall. Tickets are £9.50 available from Lyn 01424 883040 or Stella 01424 883285 or Matt 01424 883285 Do go and enjoy a delicious two course hot lunch, ( take your own wine) and help them raise money for the four charities the group supports.

Saturday 23 January: the Friends of St George’s are holding their annual Quiz evening in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm. Teams of up to eight, tickets are £10 including Fish & Chips. Book your table with Marion Firman 01424 751165

Saturday 6 February: (this was actually written by our 9-year-old grandaughter) 1016 Rye Dance Centre are presenting one performance only ‘Super Duper’ at the White Rock Theatre at 3pm Tickets are £10 per person which includes a booking fee, concession and family tickets are also available from the White Rock Theatre Box Office they will also be available on the day at the door. The Young dancers have worked really hard and would appreciate your support at this event so that future generations have the chance to dance on the stage in public giving them confidence maybe to go on further in the future

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