Brede news
Brede news

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AGE UK EAST SUSSEX - SCAMS: Edna Johnson Wills Trust Scams Prevention Service are you worried about being scammed free information and support is available either call 01273 476704 ext 208 or email or call Julie Abson 07850 987133 or visit Brede Friendly Circle have Age Uk East Sussex - Scams coming on Thursday 13 April all are welcome to attend 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall non members £3.00 entry includes refreshments.

Digging up the Past: was well supported last Saturday, about 100 people turned up and had an enjoyable afternoon learning about the history of man from the Neolithic, bronze and Roman age and how we developed into Homo Sapiens Sapiens which is what we are. Sue told us that it is often fruitful to look at the bottom of a drilled field. Here in Sussex we might not find much as the land has been tilled for a long long time. However it is still worth looking as you never know what you may find. The talk ended and tea was served, lovely cream sponges and shortbread and a chance to look at the artefacts Sue had brought with her. to turn up our own antiquities. There is another chance to enjoy yourself on Saturday - read on.

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.

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

Brede Parish Council: March 2017 Newsletter will hopefully be with you during the first week in March. If you do not receive one or know of someone else who has not please contact me or Lesley Bannister 01424 882800

Friday 24 February: Brede Farmers Market with a plethora of goods for sale from 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall.

WEA is at 11am in Udimore Community Hall and Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Saturday 25 February: Baby Ballet with Emma in Brede Village Hall at 10am 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

Sunday 26 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. Mr Alan Hurrell is leading this morning’s worship. The Reverend Peggy Heim is the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350

Monday 27 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 28 February:

Brede Lunch Club meet at 12.30pm in Brede Village Hall for their two course lunch. If you wish to join them please contact the Membership Secretary Christine Purkiss 01424 882274 There is transport available for those who need it.

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

Brede Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall - small hall, all welcome to attend and ask questions.

Wednesday 1 March: St David’s Day Happus Dewi Sant Hastings Welsh Society will be celebrating by having a meal together at the Brickwall Hotel in Sedlescombe.

Pilates with Laura at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall

Brede Mother’s Union meet at 2.30pm in Ruth’s Home where Peter Spencer will be talking about an Apple Grower.February Brede Crafters are in Brede Village Hall at 2pm. Vocality Choir are stretching their vocals in Udimore Community Hall also at 2pm.

Thursday 2 March: Pilates with Laura 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall Stretch and Tone is with Sally at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall

Friday 3 March; Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall.

WEA is at 11am in Udimore Community Hall and Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Saturday 4 March: visit “the giants of Brede” in Waterworks Lane Brede near Rye, East Sussex(postcode TN31 6HG) to see something really special. It is free entry so do go along and enjoy the Edwardian water pumping engines and large-scale British heritage engineering at its best 10.00-16.00.

Needed Urgently: an Excellent Chef 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

Cook Book: The Friend’s of St. Mary’s Church Udimore are publishing a recipe cookbook full of our local favourite recipes to raise funds for the upkeep of St Mary’s Church, Udimore. they are asking for recipes of all kinds, a family favourite main dish, sweet desserts, starters, soups, casseroles, canapés, simple or complicated, local or international cuisine. they could include sections for vegetarians, pescatarians, and those on gluten free or lactose free diets depending on what recipes they receive. All suggestions welcome and sponsorships more than welcome! Call Liz on 01424 882206 for further information or any questions

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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