How to contact: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Friday 22 January: Yoga is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am.

Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall, and there you will find a wealth of goods to buy. Later at 7.30pm the Short Mat Bowls Players will also be in the main hall.

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

Sunday 24 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 Peggy Heim will take the service in the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am. She is also the Pastoral Minister and she can be contacted on 01424 422350.

Monday 25 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 26 January: Pilates at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Followed by another session at 10.15am. The Brede Luncheon Club meets today at 12.30pm in Brede Village Hall. Do contact Mrs Christine Purkiss - 01424 882274 if you would like to join them. The 1st Brede Scouts are 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)

At 7.30pm in Brede village Hall Brede Parish Councillors invite you to join them and find out what is happening in the Village. Please contact Carol Kinvin to book the Village Hall her number is - 01424 882123

Wednesday 27 January: Pilates are in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.15am. Brede crafters are in Brede Village Hall at 2.00pm

Thursday 28 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.

Friday 29 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.

More Sad News: I am sorry to report that Dr Christopher Luckens has died, a quiet and gentle man who had a vast knowledge of butterflies and moths. I know he will sorely missed by family, friends and the congregation of St George’s, whose prayers are with the latter.

Forthcoming / bookable Events

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 book St George’s Murder & Mystery Dinner in Brede Village Hall at 7pm. All proceeds are are for Timu Rafiki – so Vicky and Martin Harper can open new Scout troops in Kenya in the projects that they work with. It is important as it enables young people in Kenya to join Scouting and invest them with a uniform, which costs about £15. This is out of reach for most African families and having been to Africa myself I cannot stress enough the importance of a uniform, in Ghana where I went; the children could not march on their Independence Day (5th March) which is so important to that Country if they did not have one to put on, from either school or scouting.

Go along and enjoy a night of Mystery as a local cast of players act out a case for you to solve, over dinner. Tickets are £12 and include an aperitif on arrival, dinner and a great night’s entertainment, take your own bottle. Please support this event as it will make a huge difference to this cause and with everyone supporting it , it will make a huge impact. Dress to impress and help support young people in Kenya to join the big adventure.

Groups: There are a good number of groups in the Village and for 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. If I do not have your clubs details and you wish to promote your club Please email me at as above

Brede Angling Club – Mr Arthur Drew - 01424 883261

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

Br 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

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

Brede Steam Engine Society – John Foxley 01323 897310

Friends of Brede School – Julie Ralph – 01424 882109

Brede Parish Council and also booking clerk for the Community Hall - 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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