Community Board

Matthew Burrows


Congratulations to Matthew Burrows who has been recognised with an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to the community.




All Souls' Service


St. George's and St. Mary's are joining forces and will be holding a joint service at 7:30 pm on Saturday 31st October at St. Mary's, Udimore.


Please add names of loved ones to be remembered to the lists at the the back of each church or let one of the churchwardens have their name.






A message from The Revd's Jim and Barbara Hobbs


Feel free to ring us on 01424 756479 if you hear of anyone ill at home or in hospital.


A human contact when you’re worried or concerned is a help and reassurance.


Because of the current restrictions, we can’t do home or hospital visits; but we can keep in touch  by phone, as well as praying for them so don't hesitate to pick up the 'phone..  



A Letter from Father David Sherwood


19th October


My dear friends


This letter started as a support for the people of Hastings Old Town (S Clement and All Saints) during lock down. Their new priest is being licensed this week after many years of there having no permanent priest. I rejoice with them that they now have someone to look after them in its widest sense. It means that this letter will now only be sent to you in Brede and Udimore.


I am sad that I shall no longer be going to the Old Town, but I know that is partly a selfish feeling. It is akin to the relationship one has with one’s children. As parents you know you have to let go, at the same time being there if a crisis arises, even if it is only a gift from the bank of Mum and Dad!


In our relationship with God He is always there for us, even if we sometimes forget him, prayer being thought of as something only children do. Although it is interesting to conduct services for children it can be slightly dispiriting to serve up a watered-down version of the faith. Children do not have the basis of school worship that was once there so when people come new into the church you no longer have that base. Children’s work may not be a priority, as they will fall away as teenagers, but it is better to concentrate effort on new parents who bring their children for baptism.


With my love, Fr David


David was a solicitor for 12 years before becoming a Vicar in Essex. He was one of the first group to achieve an LLM in canon law and retired in 2006 befoire moving to Hastings in 2009.  Married to Carole they have two sons and five grandchildren.  He is currently Honorary curate at Christ Church in St. Leonards-on-Sea.  His hobbies include classical music and modern jazz, watching sport and reading and doing jigsaws.



Open Air Market


Instead of the normal Friday Farmers Market there is a 'By Locals, for the Locals' event being held in the Car Park outside the Brede Village Hall between 10 am and 12 noon every Friday morning.


Stalls selling fresh meat, game, some smoked produce, cheese, eggs, bread, fruit and veg, hand-made cakes, quiches and ready meals as well as apple juice are safely set out to comply with social distancing rules.


Do come and support this local event particularly given all that is going on at the moment.


For more information contact Gill Potterton of Glorious Food on 07590 621015 or email her on:



Rye Mutual Aid


Rye Mutual Aid has been set up to support anyone who needs help. Are you unable or concerned about leaving your home because of Covid 19/Coronavirus?  Do you need someone to run errands - do your shopping, post mail or pick up a presciption, etc.  Or would you like to talk to someone if you are feeling isolated?  Rye Mutual Aid can help.


The Dispatcher Volunteers are:

Broad Oak Brede - Donna on 07809 345416 and Bruni on 07941 357101

Udimore - Genevieve on 07891 124082; Gary on 07803 687170; Darren on 07949 724803; Sue on 0771 261325 or Jenny on 07748 843413. 


Do give them a call as they will be happy to assit in any way they can.  For more information visit or email