Brede news
Brede news

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

The Brede Village Hall quiz: went really well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we raised just over £300 for the upkeep of the Hall. We will have another one next year same time so put it in your diaries now if you wish to join in. Strike Back Against Cancer I and many others are so proud of Julie McDonnel and her friends, despite having cancer herself she has tirelessly rung bells around the Country to raise money and awareness of the need for 2nd stem cell treatment in children. She told me Sunday that 5million has been reached and all this money goes directly to NHS BT who do the transplants and 2nd cell transplants for children. If you wish to have more information please contact or follow them on Twitter: allstand2gether Facebook:SBABC

Lights of Love: As in previous years you can have a loved one remembered or an anniversary or to wish some one happy Christmas just by giving a donation to Andrew Burchett at Alexandra Cottage Stubbs Lane Brede or at The Farmers Market on Peter’s Apple Juice Stall. The donations will be sent to the Cardiac Unit at The Conquest Hospital as a number of our residents have had to use their facilities this year. The Christmas Tree in the Churchyard will be decorated with lights and a list of dedications will be on a list in St George’s Church

Champions of Brede: That refers to us all and the big draw is coming up and it is also time to pay the annual or bi annual subscription of £1 a month = £12 which can be paid by cash, cheque or through the bank.. It is a wonderful system, set up to help support the ongoing expenses and renovations of the then new Village Hall and it still applies today. Of course through the passage of time some of the original supporters have moved away or passed on. Therefore it is imperative that more join and you will have 12 chances to win some money back as a draw takes place each month, with two big ones in June and December. Telephone Philip Romani 01424 883420 or email or telephone Maggie Sandra 01424 883149 as soon as you can. There is more information in the Parish Council Newsletter on page 24

Editor: Urgently needed is an Editor for the Church Parish Magazine, which has 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. Perhaps if you make contact now you will be ready to do the February 2017 edition.

Friday 2 December: Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. The French Man will be there today and also maybe the shrub van as well as others. Do go along and look for yourselves. WEA is in Udimore Community Hall at 11am. The School children will be visiting the Tree Festival after school. Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall, If you would like a go Please turn up wearing flat shoes. If you would like more information please contact Graham on 01424 427159 The Festive Quiz Night & Supper is in St George’s Church Room at 7pm

Saturday 3 December: Emma’s Baby Ballet at 10am in Brede Village Hall. The Village Dance is tonight at 7.30pm also in Brede Village Hall. The Trinity Methodists are holding Christmas Coffee Morning with a cakes and crafts sale. If anyone who does crafts would like a stall at this please contact Angela Pepper - 01424 753295 or Drina Hampson - 01424 882690 The Christmas Tree Festival ( A Christmas Carol) starts this morning at 10am, there will be stalls selling home made cakes and crafts, gifts and refreshments throughout the day as well as activities for children. over the three days. Visit “The Giants of Brede” in Brede Village near RYE, East Sussex (Postcode TN31 6HG) to see something really special. Please go along and enjoy Edwardian Water Pumping Engines and large-scale British Heritage Engineering at its best 10.00-16.00. Java Jam will be back by popular demand playing in St George’s Church this evening at 7.45pm Tickets are £10.50 and will include a cheese and wine supper. They are available from Vicky 01424 883408 or the Rectory. Yet a different sort of music for you to enjoy.

Sunday 4 December: 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 Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is This mornings Service will be led by Mr John Troughton at the Methodist Church in Broad Oak at 10.30am. Peggy Heim is the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350. The Christmas Tree Festival continues and at 3pm The Christingle begins followed by a festive tea.

Monday 5 December: 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 or Cubs are 8-10½ years old and meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm. Contact Peter Clark 07702 407725 or There are vacancies for children to join, the Contact is Colin Ward 01424 852413 or 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 6 December: Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15am Brede Painting for Pleasure is at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. Messy Church is at 4pm in Udimore Community Hall. This is for adults and children together and lasts about an hour 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 or

Wednesday 7 December: Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15am Design with Flowers and Peasmarsh Flower Club are joining together this morning for their annual Christmas get together. They will be doing a design called Christmas sparkle. They then shall have Sue’s mulled wine or coffee and the food that they are all providing to share. I have to whizz home then as Brede Mother’s Union Are Having their Christmas meeting today in my home at 2.30pm again they are all bringing food to share and also readings and poems and I might do a little quiz to get the little brain cells moving. We will also sing some Carols. The Friends of Brede School have their Christmas Fair this afternoon.

Thursday 8 December: Yoga at 9.30am in Udimore Community Hall. Stretch and Tone is with Sally at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. There is Craft and Chatter in Udimore Community Hall at Brede friendly Circle are out to dinner at the Squirrel in Battle tonight 6.30pm for 7pm. Please do not forget to bring a wrapped present.

Friday 9 December: 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.

Bookable Forthcoming Events

Thursday 19 January: Brede & Udimore Overseas Group invite you to Brighten up January in Udimore Community Hall from 1pm to 3pm The cost is £9.50 which includes a hearty Lunch and a glass of wine with a sing song to follow. Tickets are available from Judy Edwards 01424 882222 or Liz Turgoose 01424 882657

Saturday 28 January: The Friends of St George’s Annual Quiz 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall. Teams of up to 8 Tickets £10 each to include Fish & Chip supper. Please book with Marion Firman 01424 751165 Please let me know in good time if there is anything you would like put in the column. Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

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