Brede village voice

Due to a number of reasons such as health, retirement or moving away from the district, the Beaver Scouts and the Scout Troop are now in urgent need of leaders. They have a well-equipped Scout Hut, which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, standing in its own grounds.

The requirement would be for two hours per week, plus time for planning and some training. Any CRB checks that are required will be paid for. There are some leaders who will be able to help you get started, but it has been necessary to close the Scout Troop and Beaver Colony as there are not enough adults to run them. The 1st Brede Cub Scouts meet Mondays from 6.30 to 8.00 pm in term time only. Please contact Colin Ward on 07980-171877 or Rhiannon Oliver on 01424-882037 if can help at all or visit the facebook page: 1st Brede Scout Troop.

Brede Women’s Institute hold their next meeting on Wednesday, March 14, at 2.00 pm in the Village Hall. The speaker this month will be Mr. John Priestley talking about ‘The Berlin Airlift’. The competition will be for a Wartime Article. This meeting will be open to friends and family if they would like to go along. Rye and District Association of the National Trust will be having a talk given by Mr. Bill van Draat on Thursday, March 15, in Beckley Village Hall at 2.30 pm. He will be talking about ‘My Childhood in Holland and German Occupation’. Entrance is £2.00 (members) or £3.00 non-members.

On Saturday, March 17, Udimore Gardeners invite you to a talk by Dr. Nuala Hancock at Udimore Community Hall ‘On Gardens which have inspired her’. She is a Gold Medal winner at Chelsea and has an extensive background in garden design and history,.as well as lecturing in horticulture. The meeting commences at 2.00 pm and admission will be by donations from members or £2.50 for non-members. which will include refreshments. Udimore Gardeners’ programme for the year will be available and you are invited to join if you wish. Further details from Linda Harland on 01797-222410.

Two Coffee Mornings coming up soon are on Thursday, March 22, at Stocks Oast, Udimore from 10.00 am to 12 noon, the proceeds going to Udimore Community Hall, and the second morning is at Brede Scout Hut on Saturday, March 24, also from 10.00 am to 12 noon, and this will be in aid the Friends of St. George.

If you would like to make a contribution towards providing the flowers for the Easter period in St. George’s Church, and have them dedicated to someone that you wish to be remembered, please send your donation and the dedication to Mrs. Betty May (01424-882667) as soon as possible and by March 25 at the latest. Although the cost is being kept as low as possible, lilies will be £2.25 per stem but donations are at the discretion of the individual person. The list of dedications will be on view on the Church over the Easter period.

The Jubilee Committee at Brede that is looking after the village celebrations would like as many of the yellow circulars returned as possible so that they can have a good selection of suggestions for various activities that people would like. Please return your questionnaires to any of the places listed on the leaflet or for further information you can contact Bruni Llovet by e-mail on

The third of this year’s Lent Lunches, organised by Brede & Udimore Overseas Missionary Group, will be held at the house of Mrs. Liz Turgoose next Wednesday, March 14, from 12 noon till 2.00 pm.

Services at St. George’s Church during the coming week will be the Family Eucharist at 9.30 am and Stations of the Cross at 4.30 pm on Sunday, March 11 with Holy Communion on Wednesday, March 14, at 10.00 am and Friday, 16, and Saturday, 17, at 9.00 am.

Trinity Church continues at Broad Oak this Sunday, March 11, where the usual service at 10.30 am will be conducted by Mrs. L.A. Gilchrist.

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Saturday, March 10: BOB’s Quiz Evening (7.00 pm). Monday, 12: Age UK (10.30 am), Rainbows (4.15 pm), Brownies (5.30 pm), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, 13: Painting for Pleasure (9.30 am); Wednesday, 14: Brede W.I. (2.00 pm); Thursday, 15: Stretch and Tone (9.30 am); Friday, 16: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm).

Scout Hut, Stubb Lane: Cub Scouts, Monday, March 12 (6.30 pm).

If you have anything to be put in the column it can be sent e-mail to:

John May, Mill Lands