How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Disappointment: Will there be a Pantomime? No! Not this January. Brede Players are extremely sorry that they have to postpone their Pantostein due to ill health and unforeseen circumstances. Julie tells me that it is to be rescheduled for sometime in October – all money will be returned for bought tickets please contact the person who sold them to you.

Friday 8 January: Pilates at 9am then Yoga at 9.30am both in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall, once again a chance to buy that last minute shopping before the weekend or to find that unusual gift or hand made card. Pop along and see for yourself. Following later the Short Mat Bowls Players meet at 7.30pm.

Sunday 10 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

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

Monday 11 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 also be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Tuesday 12 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.

The Mobile Library will be in the Village today beginning in Reedswood Road from 13.00-1335 then it will travel to Brede and will be in the Village Hall car park from 13.45-14.15.

The uniformed groups restart this week, all sections have vacancies.

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 on 01424 883464 or mobile 07863599537. The Scout Sections meet in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane, Beavers meet at 5.15pm – 6.15pm and welcome Boys and girls from 6 years old. Contact Cherry Merricks 01424 251242 or 07761730956. The Cubs are 8-10½ years old and meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm. the Group Contact is Colin Ward 01424 852413 To hire the Scout Hut please contact me, Rhiannon, the Brede Scout Group Honorary President 01424 882037 The cost for the Hall which includes Kitchen, and Main Hall is £6.00 per hour and overnight camping for groups is £3.00 per person per night. The Group has a large field at the back suitable for camping and the large Hall has a leaders room at the side for indoor camping. Use of the gas barbecue is £10 (gas included)

Whist is in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Tuesday 12 January: Pilates at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Followed by another session at 10.15am. The Knitters and Natters heve closed for the Christmas period and will be back in January. The Brede Painting for Pleasure Group are having a Christmas lunch at the Red Lion Brede, I am sure they will have a delicious lunch.

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 13 January: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.15am. Brede WI have their meeting at in the Brede Village Hall. Their speaker will be Alison Vernon talking about Highland school days.

Vocality will be singing their hearts out at 2pm in Udimore Community Hall, If you would like to exercise your lungs they would be glad of your company.

Thursday 14 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.

Brede Design with Flowers group meet from 2pm – 4pm in the Parish Room waterworks lane Brede TN31 6HG. This week we will be making bases for the floral arrangements, we will also be doing a small arrangement incorporating a candle. The cost is £2 members £3 non members.

Brede Friendly Circle will be enjoying their January Party their musical entertainer is Dennis Langley. Please do not forget to take a plate of food to share.

St Georges Church PCC have their meeting in the Parish Room at 7pm for 7.15pm

Friday 15 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.

No one has come forward yet to be on the Youth Council, should we assume that all young people in the Village are happy with what they have, if not then read on:- 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

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: 2016 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.

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