Brede

How to contact me: by telephone 01424 882037 or email: bredevillagevoice@btinternet.com

Easter Lilies: please contact Sue Sturmey 01424 882544 The cost of the white lilies for Easter will be £2.50 per stem. Please let her know if you would like to purchase or donate lilies to be arranged in the Church for Easter in memory of a loved one, you will also need to give her the details of those you wish to be included in the Memorandum List, if you wish other blooms to be used this can be arranged.

Piano Wanted: Brede Village Hall Committee is hoping someone who has a good condition upright piano that they do not use or want anymore would be kind enough to donate it to them. Unfortunately when the Village Hall Piano was tuned they were told it was on its last legs and it would not be in their best interest to have it tuned again. It is used by a number of hirers of the Hall and they would like to replace is quite soon. Please contact me at the above if you can help.

Gloves still not picked up: Someone sitting in the front row in Brede Village Hall at the Rainbow Trout meeting left their leather gloves behind. I am sure you would like them back. They are in my position so please contact me.

It’s Spring, Let’s Sing: last Saturday was a wonderful event; it was incredibly well supported with over 80 people turning up. The meal of chicken and leek pie with new potatoes and red cabbage cooked by the Udimore ladies was delicious, as were the many puddings provided by many Broad Oak and Brede ladies. Gary conducted us in his own way which at times was hilarious to himself and others. Duncan accompanied the singing between courses. It was a most enjoyable evening amongst many friends. Those of you missed the event because you tried to book to late or to those who do not read the Parish magazine or the Parish Council Newsletter or have the Observer or Observer Village Voice on line to keep up with what’s going on, missed a very good community spirited event. Hopefully a lot of money was made for St George’s Brede and St Mary’s Udimore.

Many events were cancelled last year: at the last minute because of a supposedly lack of interest. Afterwards people said’ oh I wanted to go to that.’ But of course it was too late and many people had put themselves out organizing the events. Please can I ask on behalf of all those organizing an event, that if there is a deadline to order tickets etc that they are adhered to because if food or entertainment is to be paid for people need to know in advance if there is an interest. Most events are held to raise money for some cause and therefore the organizers do not have money behind them if things go pear shaped.

Friday 16 March: Brede Farmers Market is in Brede Village Hall from 10am-12 noon. It was in full swing last week with many stalls to purchase things from. Do pop in either for a coffee with a friend or to buy some of the wonderful goods available.

The WEA Gardening Course is in Udimore Community Hall at 11.00am

Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 17 March: Emma’s Baby Princess Ballet for 3 to 6 year old children in Brede Village Hall at 10am.

Brede Village Hall Quiz, in Brede Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm.Teams of eight, bring nibbles and own drink and glasses etc. £9.00 per person includes fish and chip supper. This will be an annual event if you would like to join in next year.

Sunday 18 March: Church Services are as follows: Father Anthony White conducts the Mass service at 9.00am in St Theresa’s Catholic Church on the old Northiam Road. If you need to contact the Father his number is 01424 773125

At St George’s Church the Mothering Sunday Family Eucharist starts at 9.30am. Father Martin can be reached on 01424 883408. The Church’s Website is http:/www.stgeorgesbrede.org.uk other services held during the week are in the Church Parish Magazine. The Methodist Church service is at 10.30am with the Reverend Peggy Heim presiding. Peggy is also the Pastoral Minister and can be contacted on 01424 422350

Monday 19 March: Pilates is at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall.

The Rainbows meet from 4.15- 5.15pm, they welcome girls aged between 5-7 years, Julie Piper can be contacted on 01424 883464 or mobile 07863 599537

The Brede Scout sections are all held in the Scout Hut Stubbs Lane. Beavers welcome girls and boys from 6 years old they meet from 5.15pm to 6.15pm. Contact Cherry Merricks 01424 251242 or 07761730956 or cherry.m@hotmail.com

Cubs are 8-10½ years old and meet from 6.30 – 8.00pm. Contact Peter Clark 07702 407725 or famclark@hotmail.com There are vacancies for children and Leaders/Helpers The Scout Hut is disabled friendly and can be booked for parties or social events and camping in the grounds. available on all weekdays and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings and the weekend It is £6.00 per hour, there is a different price for camping. Please contact the booking clerk Rhiannon Oliver 01424 882037

Pilates at 6pm in Udimore Community Hall followed by an Exercise Class at 7.30pm.

The Whist players will be in action in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Tuesday 20 March: Pilates at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall.

Brede Painting for Pleasure 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 Group Leader is Colin Ward and can be contacted on 01424 852413 or colinward3@sky.com if you would like your child to join any of the sections or help as a Leader or helper.

Yoga will be in Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Wednesday 21 March: Pilates is at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall.Yoga is in Brede Village Hall at 9.30am

The East Sussex Mobile Library will be in the Parish today, calling at Reedswood Road from 1pm to 30pm, it will then make its way to Brede Village Hall Car Park where it will be from 1.45 until 2.15pm.

Brede Friendly Circle will meet at 2pm in Brede Village Hall.Lindy will be making us lick our lips as she shows us her chocolates and tells us how she makes them. Her Easter Eggs will be on Sale too. Visitors and new members welcome.

The Exercise Class is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Thursday 22 March: Pilates at 9.15am in Udimore Community Hall. Sally will be putting the ladies through their paces at Stretch and Tone at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall.

Friday 23 March: Brede Farmers Market 10am – 12 noon in Brede Village Hall. Short Mat Bowls is at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 24 March: The Village Spring Clean. (if it’s not raining) it is a community event. Please meet in the foyer of Brede Village Hall at 10am. I am hoping lots of people will turn up as there is a lot to do to make our village spick and span before Easter, but sadly not before the lovely daffodils open. We are only out 2 hours please come and help.

Rye and District Association of the National Trust are holding a Murder Mystery quiz On Saturday 24th March we present a departure from the usual quiz format with a Murder Mystery performed by Playden Players. A short quiz prepared by the Players will be placed on the team tables. It will be at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start, with, as usual, tables for teams of eight people. You are welcome to make up your own group or to come as an individual and join a mixed table.

The cost is £10 per person and includes a hot supper . Please bring your own drinks, glasses and nibbles, plus any friends who wish to come along!

Payment can be collected and paid on the day by the team captains.To book a table, or put your name down, please contact Julie Etches: either phone 01797 225317 or email at: julie.etches054@btinternet.com

Future Events and Bookings

1st– 31st March: Hastings and Rother Therapy Month Local charity, The Sara Lee Trust is launching the annual Hastings and Rother Therapy Month to help fund their essential care and to raise awareness of how counseling and therapy can improve lives by having a positive impact on health and well-being. Over the month of March you can book a therapy or counseling session from a local practitioner in exchange for a donation to the Trust. Appointments available include Indian head massage, acupuncture, counseling, reiki and beauty treatments. While enjoying the benefits to your health and well-being you will also be contributing to the Trust’s campaign to raise £2,500 to provide care for an additional 25 local people this year who are affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses. To take part is simple: 1. Visit www.saraleetrust.org to see the list of participating therapists and counsellors.2. Contact your therapist of choice to book an appointment and please quote ‘The Sara Lee Trust’ when making your booking. 3. When you attend your appointment, please give your kind donation to the therapist. If you are a counselor or complementary therapist who would like to support the Trust by donating a few free appointments over the month and waive your fees in return for a client making a donation to the Trust, please get in touch. For more information, please visit www.saraleetrust.org or call 01424 457969

Saturday 14 April: ‘Battle over Udimore’ a talk by Andy Saunders. It will be held in Udimore Community Hall at 3pm admission is £3.00 and will include tea and cakes. Tickets are available from Liz Turgoose 01424 882657 or Liz Dean 01424 882206 It is in aid of St Mary’s Church Udimore.

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