Brede news
Brede news

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Father John: Sadly Reverend John Lee former Chaplain to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Father John to those who worship at St Georges Brede has died.. A friend and listening ear to all who needed it and a keen long distance runner having taken part in the Marathon. Our thoughts and Prayers must be with Sue and family. I will let you all know when funeral details become available.

Friday 30 September: Pilates with Laura at 9.15am Brede Farmers Market in Brede Village Hall from 10am – 12noon I have not been able to go for the last two weeks so I am looking forward to going today, as there are a few things I need to replace that I cannot buy any where else. Brede Short Mat Bowlers follow at 7.30pm, they would welcome new members, so do not be shy they are a friendly group.

Saturday 1 October: Emma’s Baby Ballet in Brede Village Hall at 10am.

WATER HERITAGE SPECIAL ‘How does safe water reach your a tap 24/7?’ and why is there a nuclear fallout bunker on the site too? Visit “The Giants of Brede” in Brede Village near RYE, East Sussex (Postcode TN31 6HG) to see something really special. Go along and enjoy Edwardian Water Pumping Engines and large-scale British Heritage Engineering at its best 10.00-16.00. Free Admission, Free Parking and guided tours. Tangye Tea Bar serves light Refreshments & Homemade Cakes. A Great Day Out for All the Family. Tel: John or Diane 01323897310 if you require more information. Or Email uk

Sue Lee from Brede who is an archaeologist will be ‘Digging up the Past’ a talk on behalf of the Friends of St Mary’s Church at the Udimore Community Centre from 3pm – 5pm. Tickets are £ 7.50 and include tea & cake, I hope you have bought your ticket already, if not contact Sue Rowan 01424882681 or Richard Holmes 01797223055 or Gillian Rothery 01424882774 or Liz Turgoose 01424 882657 ASAP.

Brede Village Dance is tonight for those wishing to have their own ‘Strictly Dancing’ and sequence dancing tonight in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Sunday 2 October: 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 Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is

The Reverend Tricia Williams will lead this mornings service at the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am. The Pastoral Minister The Reverend Peggy Heim can be contacted on 01424 422350.

Monday 3 October: Yoga in Udimore Hall at 9.30am. The whist players will be in action in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm. The Village Hall is empty during the day, if you want to hire it please phone Carol Kynvin 01424 882123 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 for both on 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 Cherry Merricks 01424 251242 or 07761730956. Cubs are 8-10½ years old and meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm there are vacancies for children to join, the Contact is Colin Ward 01424 852413

The Scout Hut is disabled friendly and can be booked on all weekdays and Wednesday,Thursday and Friday evenings and the weekend. It is £6.00 per hour. Please contact me Rhiannon Oliver at the above as I am the booking clerk for the Scout Hut. Whist is in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm

Tuesday 4 October: Pilates with Laura in Udimore community Hall at 9.15am

Brede Painting for Pleasure meet at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall

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 5 October: Pilates with Laura in Udimore community Hall at 9.15am. Brede Mother’s Union meet at 2.30pm in Brede Church Room.

Thursday 6 October: Pilates with Laura is at 9.15.Yoga is at 10.30am both in Udimore Community Hall. Stretch and Tone with Sally in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am

Friday 7 October: 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. There are McMillan Coffee Mornings around the Village today and a supper at the Vicarage. Do try to support these events or give a donation.

PANTOSTEIN Brede Players are putting on this scarily funny production tonight at 7.30pm and tomorrow the 8th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. Tickets available from Julie Etches 01424 882054 or Broad Oak Bakery. Friday costs £6.00 for adults & Saturday £7 both days £3.00 for children.

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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 Postponed until November 26th at Brede Village Hall if you wish to have a table for 8, please contact me as soon as possible as we have eight teams already. We shall have a sausage & mash supper and the cost is £9 per person. All proceeds are to upkeep Brede Village Hall.

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 contact either Liz Turgoose 01424 882657 or Judy Edwards 01424 882222 to book up for this afternoon of fun and food.

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