How to contact: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Sad news: I am sad to say others have died in the Village over the last few weeks and it was a heart stopping moment for Brede Mother’s Union when they heard from Rosemary; but before the news broke, that it was Valerie Deakin who had died at the Costa Coffee Shop. We were all so shocked, she was a flower arranger of over 25 years at Udimore and such a well loved lady. She will be sorely missed by her family and the Brede & Udimore community.

Friday 15 January: Yoga is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall, for a small village it has a lot to offer. So use it for your fresh grocery, bakery, fish and meat. Following is the Short Mat Bowls Players at 7.30pm.

Sunday 17 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

The Reverend Richard Dengate will officiate at the service in the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am. The Pastoral Minister is the Reverend Peggy Heim and she can be contacted on 01424 422350.

Monday 18 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

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

Tuesday 19 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 Knitters and Natters are back in the Methodist Hall at 10.30am and hope others will join them for a coffee and a chat. The Scout Section is in the Scout Hut from 7pm – 9pm. and any young person 10½ or over is welcome. The contact is Andy Bishop 07811339626 Please contact me, Rhiannon, the Brede Scout Group Honorary President 01424 882037 to book the Scout Hut, 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)

Wednesday 20 January: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.15am.

Thursday 21 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. 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.

The Rye & District National Trust meet at 2pm in Brede Village Hall, their speaker is Martin Lloyd and his subject is ‘Becoming a Famous Author.

Friday 22 January: Yoga is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall, following at 7.30pm is the Short Mat Bowls Players.

Forthcoming / bookable Events

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: 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. Also Be Ready to book St George’s Murder & Mystery Evening for tonight, more details to follow.

There are a good number of groups in the Village and in the next few weeks I am putting contact details in the paper in case you should wish to join any of them. Some are already squirrelled into the column.

Brede Angling Club – Mr Arthur Drew - 01424 883261

Brede & Udimore Lunch Club – Mrs Christine Purkiss - 01424 882274

Brede Mother’s Union and Parochial Church Council – Dr Ruth Gasson – 01424 882631

Brede Steam Engine Society – Mr John Foxley – 01323 897310

Brede Women’s Institute – Beryl Jenkins - 01424 883475

Brede Friendly Circle – Mrs Rhiannon Oliver - 01424 882037

Brede Painting for Pleasure – Ms Maggie Sandra - 01424 883149

Friends of Brede School – Julie Ralph – 01424 882109

Brede Parish Council Lelsley Bannister - 01424 882800

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

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