Brede news
Brede news

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Quiz: The Village Hall Quiz was moved from 29 October to 26 November currently we have 9 teams but would like 12 so if you have not emailed me to let me know that you would like a team please do it ASAP as I am ordering supper tomorrow. It would also be very much appreciated if organisations using Brede Village Hall could donate a prize for the Village Hall Quiz. They can be given to me, Maggie Sandra, Mary Baker or Philip Romani.

NT Quiz: Phone Philip Romani 01424 883420 immediately if you want a team in Saturday’s Quiz for the local National Trust in Beckley Village Hall

Grant for Trinity: As well as receiving a generous grant for the roof repair Trinity Methodist Church, Broad Oak has been chosen to receive a grant of between £8,000 and £12,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help. Their project is to provide the community with improved access and good quality seating in the churchyard, with outdoor classroom facilities/nature study area for Brede Primary School. The money comes from sale of plastic bags. The actual amount will depend on a public vote in the St Leonards or Bexhill Tesco’s stores between 31 October and 13 November. Please support them by shopping at Tesco’s in these 2 weeks and ask your friends and neighbours. You collect a token at the checkout to vote for Trinity’s scheme. Many thanks for your support.

Editor Urgently needed: is a request for an Editor for the Church Parish Magazine, which is 10 editions per year. Help and training will be offered and you will need to be able to use publisher and have this programme added to your computer at St George’s Church expense or they help fund a laptop for this purpose if required. Please contact Father Martin or one of the Church Wardens, Duncun Reid 01424 882412 or David Oliver 01424 883037 if you have the time to help. It will be gratefully appreciated by the Rector. St Michael’s Hospice have been shortlisted to win £25,000 through the Aviva Community Fund. If successful the grant will go towards a new eight seater minibus for the people they support in Day Services. The bus will enable them to provide free transport for individuals throughout Hastings and Rother, in particular those who live in less accessible rural areas. They currently struggle to offer our Day Services’ to people who desperately need them, because they can’t reach them or because they do not have their own transport. Help the Hospice help people with life-limiting illnesses to live as well as they can, for as long as they can. It’s easy to vote, simply visit Voting will remain open until Friday 18th November. It has been a year of positive changes for the Hospice, with the return home to the newly refurbished building, something that would not have been possible without the fantastic support of the communities across Hastings and Rother.“It has been wonderful having our In-Patient Unit return to the Hospice site; a real source of pleasure and satisfaction. Moving forward, we are looking to developing our work in the community, including increasing our support for end of life care in Nursing Homes and expanding our Re-enablement and Fitness Service.

I would like to wish: everyone a wonderful festive season, full of cheer and joy, followed by a prosperous and happy New Year. And, once again, thank you all, from everyone here at the Hospice. We look forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary with you all next year.” Celia Pyke-Lees, Chief Executive. Last year the Hospice supported over 1,000 people across Hastings and Rother, including 261 in-patients, 809 patients receiving Hospice at Home care and 221 people receiving bereavement support. As the services grow, the support from the community is continuously valued by the Hospice. If you would like to find out more about the work the Hospice does in your community, or find out ways of supporting the Hospice, please visit

Friday 11 November: Remembrance Day. Brede Farmers Market is from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall and at 11am one minutes silence will be observed. There are three new stalls one sells kindling wood, logs, fire lighters and matches, the other which comes every other week sells pre ordered cakes and muffins, she also takes orders for Christmas Cakes. I will be there to take orders for Christmas wreaths and table decorations, or you can phone me.

Wea is in Udimore Community Hall at 11am.

Brede Short Mat Bowlers will be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm. They would be pleased to have new members, just turn up wearing flat shoes. Iif you would like more information please contact Graham on 01424 427159

Saturday 12 November: Brede Crafters hold their Craft Fair at Brede Village Hall from 10am You are invited to go and find those hard to find Christmas gifts.

Sunday 13 November: 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 Family Sung Eucharist starts at 9.30am followed at 10.45 the Brede Remembrance Day Service. Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is

This mornings Remembrance service will be led by the Reverend Peggy Heim at the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am. Peggy Heim is also the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350. Also today the

Rainbow Trout Bonfire takes place in their 7pm entry £1

Monday 14 November: Yoga at 9.30am, in Udimore Community Hall. The whist players will be in action in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm.

To hire Brede Village Hall 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 15 November: Brede Painting for Pleasure meet at 9.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

The Deanery Synod meet in Udimore Community Hall at 3pm

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

Messy Church is at 4pm in Udimore Community Hall

Wednesday 16 November: Vocality Choir is at 2pm in Udimore Community Hall.

The last Flu Jab session is today at the Broad Oak Surgery between 2pm and 3pm no booking is necessary. The Trinity Methodist Church has it’s Open Door from 2.30. An afternoon of friendship and chat with tea and homemade cakes and a theme each time. This month the subject is Room 101 (based on the TV programme).

Thursday 17 November: Yoga at 9.30am in Udimore Community Hall. Stretch and Tone is with Sally at 9.30am followed by the Rye & District National Trust meeting where Peter Spencer will be speaking about The Core of the Matter. Later at 7pm for 7.30pm The Cameo Opera evening will transform Brede Village Hall into a posh establishment with well dressed tables, wonderful food, elegant ladies and fine fettered gentlemen and the excellent Cameo Opera singers will entertain. I hope you have booked your place.

Friday 18 November: Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. Wea is in Udimore Community Hall at 11am. Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Future Events: Saturday 26 November Quiz Night at Brede Village Hall if you wish to have a table for 8, please contact me as above as soon as possible as we only have Nine teams. We shall have a Fish and Chip supper and the cost is £9 per person. All proceeds are for the upkeep of Brede Village Hall.

Thursday 2 December: Cranbrook Town Band Christmas Charity Concert in Brede Village Hall 7.30pm for 7.45pm Tickets from Broad Oak Bakery or me 01424 882037 Let your Christmas start with a swing.

Friday 3 December: A Festive Quiz Night & Supper is being held in the St George’s Church Room .Tickets for this event include a light supper and a drink £8 Contact Sue Orchard 01424 883322 Please let me know in good time if there is anything you would like put in the column.

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