Brede news
Brede news

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Thoughts & Prayers: February news is also sad as local couple Jack & Peggy Gibson have died Apparently Jack was a Church Warden at St George’s Church and both regular worshipers. As with most older people who pass away you find out more about them and what they did throughout their lives at their funerals, which is a shame really. I know I have been surprised in the past, especially at some of the peoples jobs in the 2nd world war, but also what they did in the Village. I have no doubt that there will be a few stories about Peggy and Jack, I do not know when the funeral is to be held but I ask that your thoughts and prayers to be with their Family and friends. Spare a thought too for Westfield lady Eileen Surridge who’s funeral is at St George’s this week and whom some of you might know.

Excellent Chef: still needed at the Rainbow Trout, The new managers are still seeking for the elusive really good chef that will make enticing meals for their customers. Please call in or phone 01424 882031 if you meet this criteria and are interested.

Urgently needed: The next Editor of the monthly Church Magazine. You need to be computer literate, tactful and patient, Copies should be sent to you by the middle of the previous month giving a week or so to formulate the layout of the magazine. You need to be able to use Publisher and be prepared to have this installed on your computer if you do not have it, a lap top could also be funded for the purpose if required Training will be given. All the Advertising, and associated art work, printing, collating and distribution is done by others If you are interested please contact the rectory and Father Martin 01424 883408 or one of the Church Wardens Duncan Read 01424 882142 or David Oliver 01424 882037

New Courses: some of these may be of interest to you. The Friends of St Nicholas have a side arm called ROVTE and this stands for Rural Outreach Volunteer Training Empowerment. This group have a number of courses for you. One has already taken place but you can still book the following The City and Guilds level 3 Award in Education and Training, is free and this 15 week accredited city & guilds training course is for those who would like to train adults and can spare some time to give back to their community, gaining skills and experience in running a local community based workshop and event alongside of their training. This takes place in Brede Church Room in Waterworks Lane Brede TN31 6HG Every Thursday Morning 9.30am – 1pm from 20th April - 27th July contact Emma Turner 01424 423683 ext 22. The last course is Healthy Eating, a 4 week free course learning how to make healthy family meals from scratch. This is every Friday from May 5th - 26th May 10am – 1.15pm in Peasmarsh Memorial Hall main Street Peasmarsh TN31 6YA Contact Tracy or Michelle as above or email I do hope some of you are able to take advantage of these courses

Rugby Six Nations: are you watching the Rugby? I love it and I was shouting at the screen Saturday supporting England as I have lived in this pleasant land for the last 50 years and on Sunday I was doing it again even more when Wales played Italy, my homeland thankfully thrashed Italy 33-7 I know Hastings Welsh Society members will be thrilled that both teams won their matches as the group has many English people as members as well as Welsh, Scottish, Irish and other nationalities. Next weekend will be difficult, our house will be split David for England and me for Wales then we will be back supporting each other. Personally I like a well played match and whichever team works the hardest deserves to win.

Brede Village Hall: has a new booking clerk, please contact Gill Stone 01424 882867 from now on as she will be taking care of the bookings.

Friday 10 February: Brede farmers Market is from 10am - 12noon in Brede Village Hall. There you will find Fruit & Vegetables, A bakery, dairy produce, fish, meat, homemade chocolates, greetings cards and products made from wood. Occasionally the plant sales van and the French man under canvass appear. Do go and see for yourselves and stop for a coffee and a chat.

WEA is at 11am in Udimore Community Hall

Saturday 11 February: Emma’s Baby Ballet is at 10am in Brede Village Hall

Brede Short Mat Bowls takes place in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm. New players welcome, please wear soft shoes.

Sunday 12 February: The Church Services are as follows: Father Anthony White conducts the Mass service at 9.00 am in St Theresa’s Catholic Church onthe 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 other services held during the week are in the Church Magazine

The Methodist Church in Broad Oak has a service at 10.30am. and The Reverent Ian Pruden is leading the worship this morning. The Reverend Peggy Heim is the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350

Monday 13 February Yoga at 9.30am, in Udimore Community Hall. The whist players will be in action in Brede Village Hall at 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 07863 599537. 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 07761 730956 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. To book please contact the booking clerk Rhiannon Oliver at the above

Exercise Classes are, in Udimore Community Hall at 7.30pm. The Whist players will be in action in Brede Village Hall also at 7.30pm

Tuesday 14 February: Happy Valentines Day.

Brede Painting for Pleasure is 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 or

Wednesday 15 February: the East Sussex Mobile Library Bus will be visiting Reedswood Road from 1pm - 1.35pm and then it will trundle down the hill to Brede Village Hall car park where it will stay from 1.45pm - 2 15pm

Thursday 16 February: Stretch and Tone is with Sally at 9.30am and the Rye and District National Trust AGM is at 2pm followed by Laton Frewen lecturing on the Legend of Winnie the Pooh, both in Brede Village Hall.

Friday 17 February: Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall.

Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Saturday 18 February: 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, hurry to buy your ticket as they are sure to sell out fast as Sue knows her stuff and is very good. Contact Sue Rowan 01424882681 or Richard Holmes 01797223055 or Gillian Rothery 01424882774 or Liz Turgoose 01424 882657

Bookable Forthcoming Events

Saturday 25 February: the annual evening of Poetry and Prose is once again in Udimore Hall. This really entertaining evening is only £12.50 which includes a two course meal. Tickets are available from Robert Wheeler 01797 222009 or Gary Marriott 01424 882142

If you like Murder and Mystery: then you are in luck as tonight at 7.30pm in Peasmarsh Village Hall you can try to solve another ‘whodunnit’ Tickets are available from Sally 01797 230359 or Hilary 01797 230205

Please: let me know in good time if there is anything you would like put in the column.

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