St. George's Church Newsletter

November 2014


Parish unification

By virue of a Pastoral Scheme dated 25 February 2014, Fr. Martin became the incumbent of the Benefice of Brede with Udimore and Beckley and Peasmarsh.  In effect the four parishes will come under the responsibility of Father Martin (and subsequent Rectors of Brede) with a house for duty priest assisting in Beckley and Peasmarsh.  This plan is part of the rationalisation in the Church of England following a review of the best way to move forward.


Fr. Martin was welcomed into the new Benefice by The Rt Revd Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes, at a special service in Peasmarsh Church on 25th November 2014. 



Father Martin and Vicki have now moved into the new Rectory which makes it much easier for anyone wishing to meet him to discuss any issues either in the church or his office.  It will also result in far greater security of the church.



This has been removed for repair and is due back any time now.  The repairs are being carried out by the same firm who built the original clock and who have confirmed that it dates from around 1850.  Very many thanks to all those who donated so generously but particularly to Andrew Burchett (who is also the Tower Captain) who has been the driving force in getting the clock repaired.


Flower Festival

Despite appalling weather on the Saturday the displays and arrangements were as splendid as they have ever been and a great tribute to Betty May and Sylvia Butler.

Photos of the Flower arrangers, the displays and those helping can be seen by visiting the St. George's web site - - and clicking on the 'Event' button, 'Flower Festival' and following the link.

A great deal of effort is put into organising the Festival and it is always a huge compliment to the decorators, but especially Sue Sturmey who organised the flowers this year, when comments such as "They get better every year", "Beautiful church, beautiful flowers" are made by visitors.




As more and more interest is being shown in family history, parish details of baptisms, marriages and burials can be found by contacting the East Sussex County Archives in Lewes. Some of this information is also available on a CD that costs £5.25 and is available from Father Martin. The parish records of baptisms, marriages and burials began on 17th November 1559



ChristmasTree Festival

This is taking place on the Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December starting with a concert in St. George's on the Friday evening. Full details of this are incluede under 'Events'.