Brede news
Brede news

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email

Heartfelt loss: A couple of weeks ago I said that my heart was in Wales and my feet in England well last weekend my heart was in my feet as Wales lost to Scotland.

My friend in Wales told me that in Wales they say ‘Never mind there’s another day. you can’t undo what’s been done, so actually it gives a chance to improve on what you’ve done or not do it again.’ I like that.

The Poetry and Prose evening: was a great success and between the funny and serious stuff a good time was had by all and the food was top nosh too. I am sure they will hold another one next year, do make a mental note that it would be a good thing to attend because I think many of you would have enjoyed it too.

Hubabaloo: are a group of local people who are raising funds for St George’s Brede to make it more accessible for the whole community and a “HUB” where all are welcome. We are focused particularly on installing toilets, a kitchen and upgrading the rear of the church so we have more workable space so that both the church and local community will benefit. We need at least 250K so if you can help by fundraising with us or have any idea’s to help. We would love to hear from you! We are also urgently looking for a Treasurer to join our committee. So if you have a couple of hours a week to spare, please contact us ASAP! If you would like to “sponsor” any part of our refurbishment or can offer any donation (no matter how small as every £1 counts) that would be so appreciated. Please contact Julie McDonnell for all information or queries.

Village Facebook Page: Have you joined the Broad Oak and Brede Newsletter on facebook? some things posted are worth knowing. Bruni Lovett edits the page.

AGE UK EAST SUSSEX - SCAMS: Edna Johnson Wills Trust Scams Prevention Service are you worried about being scammed free iworth knowingnformation 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.

Football: David Mayne has emailed me with the following information. Icklesham Casuals Football Club is 80 years old in season 2016-17 and as part of the celebrations members of the club are organising their own European Golf Tour and attempting the ambitious challenge of playing 80 holes in five different countries in less than two days. The charity challenge will be taking place on the 25th and 26th June with the first ball being struck in England at around 6 a.m. and the final putt sunk 40 hours later in Germany. Along the way they will have played in France, Belgium and Holland.

Money raised from the challenge with be shared between the Alzheimer’s Society and the Motor Neurone Disease Association while donations can also be made to fund the new community sports pavilion at Icklesham Recreation Ground. To find out more about the challenge please visit the club’s website - or if you would like to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society or MNDA in support of the challenge please go to

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 3 March: Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. Another chance to go and buy your weekend or weekly groceries and luxuries.

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

Saturday 4 March: Emma’s Baby ballet is at 10am in Brede Village Hall.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.

The Village Dance is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall a chance to whirl your partner in a waltz, foxtrot or tango as well as doing it in sequence dancing.

Sunday 5 March: 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 Pen Wilcock is leading this morning’s worship. The Reverend Peggy Heim is the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350

Monday 6 March: Exercise Class at 7.30am, in Udimore Community Hall. The Hastings Unison group meet at 10.30am in Aquila House Hastings if you have been a Unison member during your working life they would love to meet you. They have interesting outings and a meeting once a month. 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 7 March: Pilates with Laura in Udimore Community Hall at 9.15pm

Brede Painting for Pleasure meet at 9.30pm in Brede Village Hall

Knitters and Natters meet at 10.30am in Broad Oak Methodist Church Room all are welcome who enjoy Knitting and of course chattering.

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 8 March: Pilates with Laura at 9.15am. Brede Women’s Institute meet at 2pm in Brede Village Hal. Their speaker Dr Stephen Clift on Global warming and Climate Change.

Thursday 9 March: Pilates with Laura 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall Stretch and Tone is with Sally at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall. Design with Flowers meet in Brede Church Room at 2pm. Today’s arrangement is a parallel design. If you would like to join the group or would like more information please contact Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037 or Sue Sturmey 01424 882544. Brede Friendly Circle meet at 7.30pm and Lindy is bringing her essences of nature that she makes herself. Visitors are welcome entry is £3.00

Friday 10 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.

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, 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 7.00pm. 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. Please let me know in good time if there is anything you would like put in the column.

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