Brede news
Brede news

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

The next two items are deemed urgent

Excellent Chef: still needed at the Rainbow Trout, The new managers are still seeking for that 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

Rugby Six Nations: as you can imagine I was jumping up and down and screaming ‘run’ at the TV last Saturday as Wales and England battled it out and oh, didn’t they. What an enthralling match, it was good clean rugby and I really wish they could have drawn equal because both teams worked so hard and it was such a close match. Well done to all the men on both teams. Of course the other matches have been good too, but my heart is in Wales and my feet in England so it is both of them that I am interested in. At this moment though it is still a fight to see who will lift the Triple Crown.

Brede Flower Festival: The first meeting for 2017 took place last week and the theme for this August Bank Holiday will be ‘Great Journeys’ If anyone fancies depicting a title in flowers then please contact Sue Sturmey 01424 882037 ASAP and book your place. There also as usual, is a great need for many volunteers to man stalls, help with the catering and parking etc. Raffle prizes will be needed and many cakes, jams, plants and books. If you can help at any time over August Bank Holiday weekend please contact Sue to find out who is in charge of the different groups.

Friday 17 February: Brede farmers Market is from 10am - 12noon in Brede Village Hall. I mentioned last week the many stalls that you can peruse, it is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

WEA is at 11am in Udimore Community Hall

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

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

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 Hall from 3pm – 5pm. Tickets are £ 7.50 and include tea & cake. If you are interested there may be some tickets left but they may have sold out by now. Contact Sue Rowan 01424882681 or Richard Holmes 01797223055 or Gillian Rothery 01424882774 or Liz Turgoose 01424 882657

Sunday 19 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. Mrs Drina Hampson is leading this morning’s worship. The Reverend Peggy Heim is the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350

Monday 20 February: Exercise Class at 7.30am, 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

Tuesday 21 February: Brede Painting for Pleasure is at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall.

The Trinity Methodist Church have their Knitters and Natters group this morning at 10.30am in Broad Oak Methodist Church - all are welcome

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 22 February: Brede Crafters are in Brede Village Hall at 2pm. Vocality Choir are stretching their vocals in Udimore Community Hall also at 2pm.

Thursday 23 February: Stretch and Tone is with Sally at 9.30am.

Friday 24 February: Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall.

Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Saturday 25 February: the annual evening of Poetry and Prose is once again in Udimore Community 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 evening 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

Bookable Forthcoming Events

Thursday 23 March: The Friends of St Mary’s Church Udimore are holding A Spring Fashion Show at Udimore Community Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and include nibbles they are available from Nadia 01424 882948

Friday 24th March: Swap and Sip event from 8pm in the Rainbow Trout in aid of St Michael’s Hospice.

Swap and Sip is a fantastic way to update your wardrobe, enjoy cocktails and have a girly evening out. Simply bring up to 10 items of clothing in a good clean condition, exchange them for tokens and enjoy rummaging to find your latest style! Entry is only £3 which includes free nibbles and there will be a raffle in aid of the Hospice. To find out more, please visit ‘The Rainbow Trout, Broad Oak Inn’ on Facebook.

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