How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Coach Outing: on behalf of Brede Friendly Circle I am arranging a coach outing on Thursday 9 July leaving the Village Hall at 8.15am. We are going to Saville Gardens in Windsor Great Park having a guided tour and lunch then travelling on to Runnymede where we will board a boat that will carry us along the Thames whist having a talk about the Magna Carta events that happened along our journey. We will also enjoy a cream tea aboard. The coast of the trip which is inclusive of all the above mentioned is £35.00 payable to Brede Friendly Circle: via me by April 14 We have a few seats available so please contact me ASAP if you are interested in going.

Another Loss: I was sad to read and hear about the passing of Aubrey Sinden. I first met him over 40 years ago when I went along to join Brede Players where he was Chairman and Director. The play was The Poltergeist and I happened to be cast as the obsessed daughter. He was an avid supporter of the group for very many years until his health deteriorated. He was our local Punch & Judy Man and was often seen and heard at summer fêtes and at Children’s Christmas Parties, he was also a magician and delighted many with his tricks. He had reached the good age of 90 and recently moved to Peasmarsh Place, however it does not stop you missing them and feeling a loss at what they gave personally and to the community. Please put him and his family in your prayers. His Celebration of Life Service was yesterday but sadly I did not know in time to put it in the column

Rye & District Association: in support of the National Trust is looking for more people to join as members. They formed in 1980 generally meet in Brede Village Hall on the 3rd Thursday of the month and offer an extensive programme of activities and events that are enjoyable as well as interesting and also raise funds much needed for our local National Trust properties. If you are interested please contact either the membership secretary Catherine Frewen 01797 252123 or Marion Brunt the Chairman 01424 883566 either of them will be happy to give you more information

Do you know: I have a lovely area to look out on as I write the column, at last the sun has appeared and ahead of me are bare branched trees and some evergreen, one beautiful magnolia is just about to burst open. There is a Collared Dove strutting around the lawn and the blue tits, green finches and a marsh tit are busy taking food from the bird feeders, it really looks spring like. The wind though is bitter as I have been out in it. The daffodils around the Village look really splendid and certainly brighten up the area on the dull days, as does the mass of primroses out this year, I do not remember seeing them so prolific. I am sure we all appreciate their beauty, such a shame that some thoughtless people are still dropping litter to mar some of the places.

Cat Missing: Tricia & Les have been searching for their ginger and white semi haired large cat since December 8th 2015 it had returned on previous days with another cat which was dark grey in colour to their home in Chitcombe Road. Their cat is microchipped and they hope that someone has seen their cat or has given it a home over the winter period. They miss him very much and if you have any information can you telephone them 01424 882048 or 07769712502 thank you.

Friday 1 April: Yoga with Susan in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am, WEA is at 11.30am.

Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall selling a variety of products for you to browse or buy.

Brede Short Mat bowlers will be meeting at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Saturday 2 April: Ballet Classes are in Brede Village Hall at 10am

Sunday 3 April: 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. All are very welcome. Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is

At 10.30am the Reverend Robin Roberts will be taking the service in the Methodist Church in Broad Oak. The Reverend Peggy Heim is the Pastoral Minister and she can be contacted on 01424 422350.

Monday 4 April: Age Uk East Sussex Brede Community Club will meet in Brede Village Hall at 10 .30am to begin their day with coffee, then lunch and afternoon entertainment. The day can be split into two now, so if you only wish to go for the afternoon you may do so, also they have a mini bus now so transport is not a problem; for more information please contact Mrs Maureen Distin on 07850 987130.

Whist players will be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Tuesday 5 April: Pilates with Laura at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Followed by another session at 10.15am. The Brede Painting for Pleasure group meet in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am.

Messy Church is in Udimore Community Hall at 4pm

Wednesday 6 April: Pilates are with Laura in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15 and 10.15am.

Brede Mother’s Union meet in the Parish Room at 2.30pm where they will be doing spring arrangements. Please take with you secateurs and greenery, a pot, floral foam and tape will be provided.

Mobile Library will be in Reedswood Road in Broad Oak from 1pm – 1.35pm it will then travel to Brede Village Hall Car park for 1.45pm until 2.15pm.

Thursday 7 April: Pilates with Laura at 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 8 April Yoga with Susan in Udimore Community Hall at 9.30am, WEA is at 11.30am.

Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall.

Brede Short Mat bowlers will be meeting at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Future Events

Saturday 16 April: there will be a concert by the Regency Singers at 2.30 pm. at the Methodist Church in Broad Oak. No admission charge but donations welcome for church and refurbishment funds.

Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations, begin with Watch Commander Chris Sands lighting of the Beacon on Thursday 21 April in the evening, time to be confirmed) there will be food and drinks available in or outside the Parish Room from Gary of the Red Lion and the Bell Ringers will be ding donging away as well. There may be other things going on but it is still a work in progress, however please put the date in your diary to go and enjoy the evening. (an all age activity)

Talent Evening: A new date has been arranged for this event – Friday May 20 in the Sedlescombe village hall, at 7pm . We expect to see singers , dancers, jugglers , musicians , in fact all types of entertainment are welcome to join in from the local and surrounding area. Places will be limited to allow for a fair opportunity for all taking part. There is no fee to enter and there will be a £100 awarded to the winner and runner up prizes too. Professional sound system and engineer will be available. If you would like to take part then please contact Jean Dann on 01424 882438 for further details, timings and to book your place.

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

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