Brede news
Brede news

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Litter Pick: How disappointing that out of 3.000 residents that only 4 turned out to pick up litter. It shows too, as there is still litter about, but 4 people can only achieve so much in 2 hours and 1 cut away the greenery that screened the Chitcombe Road sign. 4 big bags of litter was collected and 2 piles in the lay-bys are being picked up by Rother District Council. If you see litter as you walk or near your home please pick it up and bin it, so that we do not have eye sores in our Parish.

Bonfires: I have been contacted by a number of people to say they are fed up with people being inconsiderate and having bonfires during the day, spoiling their washing and not being able to have windows open or just sitting in the garden smelling smoke – most unpleasant. Please light them as it is getting dark no one will mind that. It is of coarse illegal to put anything toxic on a bonfire.

Friday 26 August: Pilates with Laura at 9.15am Florists for St George’s Flower Festival can arrive after Holy Communion which is from 8am – 8.30am (please note the change of time.)Brede Farmers Market is in Brede Village Hall from 10am – 12noon and possibly the extra stalls will be back this week. One with a French connection and plants from Biddenden. Brede Short Mat Bowlers will be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Saturday 27 August: St George’s Brede 37th Flower Festival – Favourite Films. Over 50 beautiful floral displays will be in the Church, designed and created by the very talented ladies and gentlemen of our Parish and also some from of our neighbouring Parishes. Inside St George’s there will be Trips up the Tower if the weather is good to admire the view. In the grounds you will find the Grand Raffle, in the Church room you will find refreshments and cakes and outside is where the Grannies Attic, Book Stall, Plant & Preserves and children’s activities are located. If you have anything you can donate or make for the above stalls, the people running them would be most grateful.

The Church needs the support of the whole and wider community as this is their biggest fundraiser of the year and is used to help them maintain our beautiful 11th Century Church, which as you can imagine is costly.

It is open every day of the Bank Holiday. Today Sat 27th from 10am - 5.30pm Sun 28th 11am - 4.30pm and Mon 29th 10am - 4.30pm when the Grand Raffle will be drawn. It is suitable for all ages and has disabled access. Car Parking is in nearby Stubbs Lane and is sign posted.

The Brede Painting for Pleasure Group’s Art Exhibition is also open for the three days and is open from 10am – 4.30pm in Brede Village Hall. With plenty of free parking.

The Rainbow Trout in Broad Oak has live music this evening when the Blackman Band will be playing at 8.30pm

Jazz at St George’s Join them in St George’s Church, Brede amongst the flower displays for an Evening of Jazz with the very talented Java Jam.

7.30pm for Prosecco reception, 8pm first set from the band, followed by an intermission for Paella Supper, and a fund raising raffle.

At approximately 9.15pm the band will perform their second set until 10pm.

Tickets £10 from the Rectory 01424 883408 or the Red Lion 01424 882188 includes a glass of Prosecco and a supper prepared by Gary of the Red Lion.

Sunday 28 August: 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 in amongst the flowers, a lovely experience. Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is

The Reverend Robin Roberts will take this mornings service at the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am. Peggy Heim is the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350.

MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING: The Friends of Sedlescombe Church are pleased to present Thomasin Trezise, a professional operatic singer who has worked successfully in opera, music-theatre and on the concert platform most recently at Glydebourne. Thomasin will be performing an evening of opera favourites, including “O mio babbino Caro” by Puccini, “The Habanera” from Bizet’s Carmen, “The Brindisi” from Verdi’s La Traviata at the Sedlescombe Parish church on Sunday August 28. The performance will commence at 6.30pm with a welcome reception from 6pm. Tickets at £10 are selling fast and if you would like to secure yours then please call 870344 or email We do hope you will be able to join us for this special evening in Sedlescombe

Monday 29 August: The Brede Steam Giants are operating from 10am – 4.30pm. In Waterworks Lane Brede, further along the lane from the Church Room.

Red Lion Car Boot Sale 9am until noon. Take your unwanted items to sell from 9am until 12 noon. Free Pitches, free entrance Reserve a pitch by calling 01424 882188 or email Site open at 8am for traders to set up.

Whist is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Tuesday 30 August: Pilates in Udimore community Hall at 9.15am

Brede Painting for Pleasure at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall

Wednesday 31 August: Pilates with Laura in Udimore community Hall at 9.15am. Please note Brede Crafters are in Brede Village Hall at 2pm today, (I was given the wrong information last week, sorry!)

The Mobile Library is visiting the Village today beginning at Reedswood Road from 1pm- 1.35pm then it will be in Brede Village Hall Car Park from 1.45pm – 2.15pm

Thursday 1 September: Pilates with Laura is at 9.15. in Udimore Community Hall.

Friday 2 September: 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

Wednesday 19 October: the friends of St George’s are holding an illustrated talk by Dr. John Crook on Brede Memories. It will be held in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm. Entry is £7.50 and includes cheese, biscuits and a glass of wine. Tickets are available from Marion Firman 01424 751165 or Pat Whately 01424 883069 This will be most interesting so book early so as not to be disappointed.

Saturday 29 October: Quiz Night in Brede Village Hall 7pm for &.30pm start.Teams of 8 people, Fish & chip supper, £9.00, there will also be a raffle.

Quiz created & presented by Iain Cumming and Magaret Sandra on behalf of Brede Village Hall Management Committee. The Village Hall is a major resourse for the Village, Funds are needed to keep it in good repair. Please support it and contact me, Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037 before 15 October to book your team and food request.

Sunday 30 October: the Brede & Udimore Overseas Group are holding an English Tea Party with cakes scones meringues and jellies at Chitcombe Oast. Please put the date in your diary and when I have the contact numbers to book up for this afternoon of fun and food I will let you know.

let me know: What ever you are doing, I hope you enjoy the holiday period and keep safe. Please let me know in good time if there is anything you would like put in the column.

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