Brede news
Brede news

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Friday 17 March: St Patricks Day and I am sure all the Irish in the area will be celebrating, have a good day.

Brede Farmers Market, the place to go for some unique goods only sold there. Do pop in between 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village WEA is at 11am in Udimore Community Hall and Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall, please wear soft shoes if this is your first visit.

Saturday 18 March: Emma’s Baby ballet is at 10am in Brede Village Hall. Tree Planting Today at 10am. Beryl was lucky in her application made last autumn to the Woodland Trust for a free copse pack of 30 saplings (10 Silver Birch, 10 Rowan and 10 Wild Cherry trees). The saplings have just been delivered and WI members propose to have a planting session starting at 10.00 am. The site will be on land in Brede where local residents are free to walk, enjoy the beautiful local countryside, and see how the saplings gradually grow, develop and blend into their setting to provide additional appropriate habitat for indigenous birds and wildlife. If these are issues that are important to you, you are welcome to come along and give a hand (bring your spade and wellies), or just supervise! Coffee or tea will be available after the planting. For more information, give Beryl Jenkins a ring on 01424 883475

Sunday 19 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. The Reverend Robin Roberts will take this morning’s worship. The Reverend Peggy Heim is the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350

Monday 20 March: Pilates with Laura at 9.15am, 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 now has vacancies and 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 The section leaders or Colin Ward The Group Scout Leader 01424 852413 or can be contacted if you would like your child to join. 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 March: Brede Painting for Pleasure meet at 9.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Yoga is in Udimore Community Hall at 6.30pm.

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 March: Vocality Choir 2pm in Udimore Community Hall

Thursday 23 March: Stretch and Tone is with Sally at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall.

Yoga is at 10.30am in Udimore Community Hall.

This evening The Friends of St Mary’s Church Udimore are holding a Fabulous Fashion Show at 7pm in Udimore’s Community Hall. The event is to raise funds for the Friends of St Mary’s Church, Udimore. The work the friends undertake is to support the needs for the fabric of our lovely Norman church. The winter, usually yields some challenges that need addressing, and the Fabulous Fashion Show, hopefully, will do just that.

The committee is delighted to introduce a new Boutique to Rye and its surrounding area, called Kontrast of Rye. The boutique is in Lion Street, and run by Rena Stout and Susie Jaggs who are extremely experienced in the world of Fashion. Rena has previously organised prestigious shows in London and boasts having Celia Hammond as one of her models. If you are a cat lover, that name will be familiar to you as she has a marvellous sanctuary and animal shelter in Stubb Lane, Udimore. Kontrast of Rye will be accompanied by Herald and Heart Hats, the world famous milliner in High Street, Rye. We really are fortunate to have such expertise and flair right in our midst. They also have Miss Captain, a French Fashion House, that sells their fashions through agents in the UK. The new Spring/Summer collections are always keenly anticipated. Michele Duke, has been advising and dressing her customers for many years and knows just what to bring to the East Sussex fashion conscious woman. With all of this to whet the fashion appetite, it should be a “fabulous” evening. Tickets are £5 to include nibbles and the doors open at 7pm. To reserve your tickets please call Nadia Florence-Marshall on 01424 882948. The Hall is just off the B2089 opposite St Mary’s Church, about 2 miles from Rye, postcode TN31 6BB.

Friday 24th 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.

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.

Bookable Forthcoming Events

Saturday 25 March: Village Spring Clean including cleaning the sign posts Please come to the Village Hall at 10am where a coffee awaits, gloves, bags and directions as to where the help is required. We are out until 12 noon . If the weather is bad we will postpone it until a later date.

Make a Will Month: Make a Will month is a simple way to make your will while supporting St Michael’s Hospice. Five well-respected local Solicitors across Hastings and Rother have signed up to support Make a Will month. Have your will written for free* (*basic will writing only. Prices for a more complex will is available on discussion) and you will be invited to make a voluntary donation to St Michael’s Hospice. Appointments to take place from April, please book in advance to avoid disappointment! Visit the St Michael’s Hospice website ( for a list of participating Solicitors. Colour the Coast The hugely popular colour run ‘Colour the Coast’, organised by St Michael’s Hospice, will be returning on Sunday 13th August and will be even bigger and brighter than ever! The 5k fun run will be taking place in Alexandra Park, Hastings. During the run, participants will pass through colour zones, where the Cheery Chuckers will shower them in different colours of a special 100% safe colour powder. Tickets will be available online from Monday 3rd April and are guaranteed to sell out quickly. Keep an eye on the Hospice website ( and Facebook page ( for updates and ticket sales. This event is kindly sponsored by Trade Paints.

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