Brede news
Brede news

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Charity Concert: Thank you to all of you that went to the Cranbrook Town Band Christmas Charity Concert last Thursday. We all had a wonderful evening and managed to raise £70 each for the Poppy appeal and Brede Village Hall. They will be back on Thursday 7th December 2017 so if you have your new diaries pop it in now so you do not double book or forget and do not forget to tell your friends.

Lights of Love: Although the tree is up and looks wonderful in St George’s Church grounds it is not too late to 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 Please support this fundraising venture.

Friday 9 December: Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. Once again a chance to look for that elusive present or to stock up on weekend groceries etc. If you have not ventured inside the Hall do go along and see for yourself what is on offer. WEA is in Udimore Community Hall at 11am. 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

Saturday 10 December: Winchelsea Singers Carol Concert 7pm in St Thomas’s Church Winchelsea, entrance is £10 & includes mince pies and a glass of wine. Proceeds go to St Michaels Hospice. All welcome. 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 11 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 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.

Monday 12 December: Yoga at 9.30am, in Udimore Community Hall. There is an Exercise Class Udimore Community hall 7.30pm 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 13 December: Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15am Brede Painting for Pleasure is at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. The Knitters and Natters group meet this morning at 10am in the Methodist Church in Broad Oak. 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 14 December: Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15am Brede Women’s Institute are having their Christmas Party with activities organised by the committee at 2pm today in Brede Village Hall.

Thursday 15 December: Yoga at 9.30am in Udimore Community Hall. Stretch and Tone is with Sally at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. The Rye and District National Trust have their party this afternoon in Brede Village Hall at 2pm.

Friday 16 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.

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

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