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EVENTS & GROUPS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Haunted Halloween Lunch

Saturday 30th October at 12.00pm

Udimore Community Hall

Family fun for Everyone

Ghoulish Costume Competition for Children & Adults

Pumpkin Carving Competition & Raffle

Tickets £12 for 2 course lunch, tea/coffee

Children go free

 

Tickets from Liz Dean on 01424 882206

And Sue Rowan 01424 882681

 

Funds in aid of Friends of St Mary’s Udimore

Registered Charity No 292990

Taking care of the fabric of our Ancient church

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CHRISTMAS  FAYRE 

COME & MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS

ENJOY A GLASS OF MULLED WINE AND A MINCE PIE

 

SATURDAY  27th NOVEMBER

10.30am – 12.30pm

St Mary’s Community Hall,

Udimore, TN31 6BB

 

All the usual * Christmas Cakes/Puddings & Preserves*

Gifts * Christmas Wreaths* Tombola * Raffle * Children’s Fun & much more!

 

(All Stall donations gratefully appreciated. Please bring donations on Friday 26th November to the Hall between 2-4pm or call Zoe if you need collection.  

PLEASE COME & MEET UP AT THIS SPECIAL VILLAGE EVENT

Zoe Wilmoth 07771657670    Entry Ticket £1

Events for 2021

24th October              Benefice Harvest Evensong 5:30pm Beckley 

30th October              Haunted Halloween Lunch 12:00pm Village Hall

3rd November            All Souls Service 7:30pm St George’s Brede

14th November          Remembrance Service 10:45am St Mary's

19th November          Soup and Scrabble 12:00pm Village Hall

27th November          Christmas Fayre 10:30am – 12:30pm Village Hall

10th December          Soup and Scrabble 12:00pm Village Hall

19th December          Carol Service 3:00pm St Mary's

24th December          Crib Service 3:00pm St Mary's

24th December          Midnight Mass 11:00pm St Mary's (TBC)

25th December          Christmas Day Service (St Mary's)

 

21st January '22         Winter Lunch (4 Charities) Village Hall

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.

GROUPS

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

PARISH COUNCIL

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

The group has been going for some 20 years and supports four overseas charities.

 

These are:

 

The group held a variety of events during 2019 and raised over £2,000  Events included Soup and Scrabble lunches which are held on the first Friday of the month, providing refreshments after a Carol service and a Winter lunch. For more information please contact Judy Edwards

MOTHER'S UNION
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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.

 

MESSY CHURCH
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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.  

 

https://www.messychurch.org.uk/