EVENTS & GROUPS
UDIMORE EVENTS FOR 2022
2nd July Udimore Tennis Tournament
19th June Father’s Day 11:15 service
31st July Benefice Service St Mary's 11:15
13th August 4 Charities Tea Party - Chitcombe
11th September Pet Service – 11:15 St Mary’s churchyard
2nd October Harvest Festival 11:15
7th October Harvest Supper 18:30 Village Hall
13th November Remembrance Service 10:45
26th November Christmas Fayre 10:30 – 12:30 Village Hall
18th December Carol Service 15:00
24th December Midnight Mass 23:00
25th December Christmas Day service 11:15
Messy Church is held once a month in the Village Hall. Numbers fluctuate as the children progress through school.
We have a welcoming and friendly church community and run a Harvest Supper, Christmas Fayre, Winter Lunch, and Summer Fayre.
Other events in the summer are Ride & Stride, and our Garden Safari. The “Four Charities”, a Joint charity with Brede supports four overseas charities, The Deaf in Tanzania, Papua New Guinea Church Partnership, The Fistula Foundation and Sight Savers.
Charities and Clubs and other groups are generally shared with our neighbours at Brede. Groups such as the Mother's Union, Women's Institute, a Luncheon club, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Brownies are all based there. Details of all events are published in the monthly Parish Magazine which covers the two parishes, Brede and Udimore.
UDIMORE VILLAGE FACEBOOK GROUP
Please join this page to find out what is going on in the village. Photos, anecdotes, events, news posts etc. are all welcome. Join our Facebook group HERE
ST MARY'S CHURCH FLOWERS
St Mary's Church flower arranging team is happy to welcome anyone, experienced or beginner, to join the regular church flower arranging team. For more information contact Nadia Florence-Marshall HERE.
FRIENDS OF ST MARY'S
St Mary's Church dates back to Saxon times. By the 19th century it was in a very poor state, dependant on a small parish of about 300 people and the generosity of individuals.
The Friends of St Mary's was formed in 1985, concerned mainly with raising funds for the upkeep of the fabric of the church. Over the years we have contributed to repairs and improvements in the church and are extremely grateful to those who have enabled us to do so.
We welcome anyone who would like to become a Friend and join in with all that this small but vibrant community offers. A yearly subscription of £5 entitles you to vote at the AGM. For more information contact the Liz Dean HERE.
Udimore Parish Council represents local residents and works with the East Sussex County Council and Rother District Council to deliver services to meet local needs and to improve the quality of life in the Parish. Udimore Parish Council is completely separate from the local Parochial Church Council (PCC) which is part of the Church of England and is responsible for St Mary's Church. For more information HERE.
THE 4 CHARITIES GROUP
We are a local group which was set up as the overseas outreach for St. George's Brede and St. Mary's Udimore over 20 years ago. During the last few years the group has raised over £28,000 all of which has been distributed to the charities the group support.
This achievement reflects the wonderful support we have received from local and nearby communities who have come to the various events.
The charities the group support are:
Deaf in Tanzanear https://tanzanear.org
Freedom from Fistula Ethiopia
Papua New Guinea Church Partnership
More information about each charity can be found on the 4CHARITIES website - www.4charities.net
In over 80 countries of the world, more than 4 million Mothers' Union members do all they can - through volunteering, giving and prayer - to support families, to promote marriage and family life, and to reach out within their communities to people who are isolated, in trouble or in need of help.
Building, strengthening, supporting, encouraging and healing relationships lie at the very heart of Mothers' Union.
We're not all mothers - or even all women! We are a commmunity of people inspired by Christ to bring a humanitarian response to the needs of families around us.
If you want to ....
help build a world where dignity, love and respect define relationships,
do all you can to eradicate the inequalities brought about by poverety, ignorance of rights and lack of opportunity,
meet like-minded people and have fun at the same time
come and join us at one of our monthly meetings.
We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 2.30pm and have a different topic at each meeting.
Here in the benefice with Udimore and Beckley and Peasmarsh. Messy church normally meets on the the First Tuesday of each month in the Udimore Community Hall.
This afternoon get together is for adults and children together in a fun filled Christian community outside Sunday worship. It is described as a way of being church for people who don't do traditional church, for whatever reason. It is a church for all ages but essentially adults are welcome with a child in tow or vice versa.
In fact this is key to Messy Church - children do not come along alone & adults must bringg a child or young person if they wish to take part. There are crafts and activites, celebration & a shared meal.
Why not come and join?
Please contact Lesley Curtis for more details 01424 883246
Here is the link to the Church of England Messy Church website.