From 1st March 2014 the Parishes of Brede with Udimore have been joined with Beckley and Peasmarsh with Father Martin as Rector of all four villages.  Peasmarsh and Beckley will continue to have a Priest who will work part-time.

 

The Christmas Tree Festival was a great success and plans are now underway for this years which will be held on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of December with the theme Christmas Around the World.

 

Five groups performed at the concert including a group from Bexhill High, Opera South East and the Vocality (a local group who sing for pleasure and meet every other Wednesday at the Udimore Community Hall) and the evening was managed by Gary Marriott and Duncan Reid.

 

Many thanks are due to all the 30 odd exhibitors (there were many amazing trees on display), those who worked so hard to make the event such a success but a special thanks go to all who visited the church during the week-end.

 

 

The clock is back! - thanks to Andrew Burchett.

The clock was built about 164 years ago by the firm of Gillett & Bland at Bletchingly in Surrey but during 2011 the striking mechanism failed so Andrew contacted them to come and have a look at it.

 

They estimated that it would cost around £5,000 to put the clock back into full working order and this has been done after much fund raising.

 

The repairs included being completely dismantled and being taken to their workshop where a full restoration of removing and replacing all bushes, some gearing and general maintenance of all parts took place.

 

This was followed by re-assembly and testing in their workshop before its return to Brede. It was a delicate operation and, on its return, the engineers had a few teething problems and took great trouble to successfully complete the overhaul.

 

The clock is now chiming and working although we are still trying to achieve good time keeping which we have been advised will take a little while to achieve.

 

Unusually the clock still has to be wind up by hand twice a week (more and more are now being electrified) which will enable a good eye being kept on it and make sure it is working well.

 

 

The 35th Annual Flower Festival takes place on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the August Bank holiday with the theme Once upon a Time ..... a celebration of childrens literature.

 

There were over 1,300 visitors last year - some who had come from as far away as Australia, New Zealand as well as several from Europe - who made comments such “Stunning”; “Spectacular – beautiful flowers superbly arranged” as each year the Festival gets better and better.

 

If anyone would like to do a flower arrangement please let Sue Sturmey (01424 882544) know and, if anyone is prepared to help in any way with the arrangements, please contact Bobbie Boud (01424 882549) or Ruth Gasson (01424 882631).

From 1st March 2014 the Parishes of Brede with Udimore have been joined with Beckley and Peasmarsh with Father Martin as Rector of all four villages.  Peasmarsh and Beckley will continue to have a Priest who will work part-time.

 

The Christmas Tree Festival was a great success and plans are now underway for this years which will be held on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of December with the theme Christmas Around the World.

 

Five groups performed at the concert including a group from Bexhill High, Opera South East and the Vocality (a local group who sing for pleasure and meet every other Wednesday at the Udimore Community Hall) and the evening was managed by Gary Marriott and Duncan Reid.

 

Many thanks are due to all the 30 odd exhibitors (there were many amazing trees on display), those who worked so hard to make the event such a success but a special thanks go to all who visited the church during the week-end.

 

 

The clock is back! - thanks to Andrew Burchett.

The clock was built about 164 years ago by the firm of Gillett & Bland at Bletchingly in Surrey but during 2011 the striking mechanism failed so Andrew contacted them to come and have a look at it.

 

They estimated that it would cost around £5,000 to put the clock back into full working order and this has been done after much fund raising.

 

The repairs included being completely dismantled and being taken to their workshop where a full restoration of removing and replacing all bushes, some gearing and general maintenance of all parts took place.

 

This was followed by re-assembly and testing in their workshop before its return to Brede. It was a delicate operation and, on its return, the engineers had a few teething problems and took great trouble to successfully complete the overhaul.

 

The clock is now chiming and working although we are still trying to achieve good time keeping which we have been advised will take a little while to achieve.

 

Unusually the clock still has to be wind up by hand twice a week (more and more are now being electrified) which will enable a good eye being kept on it and make sure it is working well.

 

 

The 35th Annual Flower Festival takes place on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the August Bank holiday with the theme Once upon a Time ..... a celebration of childrens literature.

 

There were over 1,300 visitors last year - some who had come from as far away as Australia, New Zealand as well as several from Europe - who made comments such “Stunning”; “Spectacular – beautiful flowers superbly arranged” as each year the Festival gets better and better.

 

If anyone would like to do a flower arrangement please let Sue Sturmey (01424 882544) know and, if anyone is prepared to help in any way with the arrangements, please contact Bobbie Boud (01424 882549) or Ruth Gasson (01424 882631).