Brede news
Brede news

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Picnic: It was disappointing to have to cancel the picnic in the recreation ground. Lesley and I took the decision after much deliberation and also the Duo did not want their instruments to get wet, which was understandable. We will schedule them and the picnic again, possibly at the end of next month and I think we will change the time so that you can all have your roast dinners and come to the recreation ground for an afternoon picnic tea 2.30pm – 5.00pm.

I will also book the Village Hall so if we have another downpour we can go there instead. Luckily the day on Sunday came out brighter in time for the Red Lion’s do and that was enjoyed by all who gathered there.

Feedback has been good about the two weeks and I have sent what we have been doing to celebrate Her Majesty‘s 90th Birthday to Buckingham Palace with a card from us all.

The Buttercups Nursery: will soon be moving out of the Scout Hut and into their new premises next to the School. This will be better for them in as much that they will not have to pack away their play things anymore. The children possibly will also benefit from being near their future Primary School and seeing the the pupils in the playground before they attend. It will also help parents who have a child at school and one in the nursery school. It will of course mean that the Scout Hut is available once more throughout the day if anyone needs to book a space. I am the booking clerk and you can contact me as above.

Friday 17 June: Pilates with Laura at 9.15am Brede Farmers Market in Brede Village Hall from 10am – 12noon, last week was delightful as the hall was festooned with flags and Vocality entertained those who were at the market and everyone joined in to sing Happy Birthday to her Majesty. This week will be back to normal with the stall holders ready to sell their wares. Julie McDonnell will also be there hoping you will sponsor the Bell Ringers walk. Last Sunday she took a call from the Vatican wishing her well and I believe the Vatican bells will be rung too. She has done amazingly well and all of us at St Georges are really proud of her efforts. This is her story:

Strike Back against Cancer. Julie McDonnell a very brave lady who is a Bell Ringer for Brede and other Churches in Sussex has leukaemia (CML) and is organising a national ringing event on 25th June 2016 to help raise vital funds for research and give other blood cancer sufferers a chance of life.

The aim is to raise £100,00 and to add 1,000 potential stem cell donors to the Anthony Nolan Trust and associated registers.

They are asking walkers and Bell Ringers to walk the historic Pilgrims Way from Wye to Canterbury Cathedral with ringing at Churches along the route.

If you would like to join in the route is about 14 miles you can email and you will be sent all the details. Here are the other address’s hhtp:// also hhtps://

Amazingly the momentum has grown and Julie has been contacted from all over the world and bells will be rung in it’s far flung corners as well as in Britain. Well done to every one who has backed this cause and I really wish her and the team good weather for their walk and hope she reaches her target. More is in the Parish Magazine the June edition is out now for a fantastic 30p. Please support this worthwhile cause.

Brede Short Mat Bowlers will be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Saturday 18 June: The Pelagonium Society will have a display in Brede Village hall at from 2pm - 4pm

Sunday 19 June: At the Red Lion the Home Band will be playing from 9pm

Church Services this morning 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 and the Bells at St George’s Church will be rung in Honour of HM the Queen. Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is

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

At the Red Lion the Home Band will be playing from 9pm

Monday 20 June: Age Uk East Sussex Brede Community Club will meet in Brede Village Hall at 10 .30am – 1.30pm Sadly this club will be moving to Hailsham next month as numbers have steadily decreased here.

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, the They have some spaces. Julie Piper can be contacted 01424 883464 or mobile 07863599537.

The Brede Scout sections are all held in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane, Beavers welcome Boys and girls from 6 years old they meet from 5.15pm to 6.15pm. Contact Cubs are 8-10½ years old and meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm there are also vacancies for children to join, the Contact is Colin Ward 01424 852413

Whist players will be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Tuesday 21J une: Pilates in Udimore community Hall at 9.15am

Painting for Pleasure in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am

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 22 June: Pilates with Laura in Udimore community Hall at 9.15am

Thursday 23 June: EU Referendum in Brede Village Hall from 7am to 10pm. Pilates with Laura is at 9.15. in Udimore Community Hall. Brede & Udimore Overseas Group Summer Lunch has been cancelled due to lack of support. This is the 3rd event that has been cancelled, I already mentioned apathy a month or so ago in this column, it is so hard when people organise things, please leave the TV, computers Ipods whatever it is and join in what’s going on. The community needs to come back to life and engage with others, so many say the community spirit has gone. I know this is not necessarily so, please prove me right and support events.

Friday 24 June: We can all breath a sigh of relief as there will be no more canvassing for in or out. We will all have to live with the decision whatever it is.

Pilates with Laura at 9.15am Brede Farmers Market in Brede Village Hall from 10am – 12noon and Brede Short Mat Bowlers will be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Saturday 25 June: the Friends of St Mary’s Church invite you to a Midsomer Murder which is being performed by a very talented local group. It is a 7pm start and weather permitting it will be an outside event at Udimore Community Hall. Take your own picnic and drink. It will be a fun evening including a raffle.

Tickets are £7.50 Teams of 6-8 are ideal, teams can also be made up on the day. Please book your place as soon as you can

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

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