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Bettws y Crwyn Community Group

Help and support for folk in the Upper Clun valley, centred on Bettws y Crwyn in Shropshire.

This Facebook page has been created by Lisa Gilby as a means of communication among us in these rapidly changing times. We are thrilled that – on its first day there are so many offers of help for those who are isolated.

It can be reached at

I have been instructed to close the church until further notice to comply with Government and Church requirements. I do this with great regret. This lovely ancient church, and earlier versions of the building, have remained open for prayer and contemplation through two world wars, and for many centuries. 

Simon, our Vicar, is happy to talk to any of our parishioners. Please let me know if you would like him to contact you. 

Parish Council and all Church and Diocese based meetings are also cancelled.

Please join the group and share its contents with those who do do not use digital communication. There are many kind people in our community, and this is worth celebration.

Take care of yourselves.

Valerie Whately 01547510681

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Newsflashes and Coming Events


26th October 2019


Brook House

 to include:
Prize for best carved pumpkin, apple bobbing, pin the legs on the spider, baked potatoes with scary beans, witches fingers, punch, raffle and a chance to meet and get to know all the rescue animals.



Bettws y Crwyn,  SY7 8PJ

Sunday 6 October 10.30-4.30
        Join us for tea and cake and see the progress we have made on
       renovating this lovely, modest building in its stunning setting in the hills.

For more information 01547 510273 or 01588 640216

Mounting Block

The mounting steps ouside the main (rear) entrance to the church is an asset that we ought to appreciate. During the flower festival some of us considered enhancing this with a planted trough.

It would be nice to find a stone or old clay container for this.

Is there anyone who has one they would be prepared to donate?

If so, please contact Valerie Whately on 01547 510681

Coffee Morning

The details of the next coffee morning can be found here.


has been updated – here

Tea Towels 

100% cotton tea towels with a picture of St Mary’s Church, Bettws-y-Crwyn,are available to buy at the very reasonable price of £3.50 each or 3 for £10. They can be bought from Judy Powell: 01547 510367 or email


 Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the Community Centre, Newcastle at 7.30pm .There is usually a plant stall, a raffle and always refreshments.New members and visitors always welcome,  membership is £15 per year. Visitors £3.00 per meeting.


Lucie Pickard 640737, Gill Binks 640216Stan Wild 640241

Carol Gurney 640163, Angela Busfield 640822

(For enquiries about the programme please phone Carol or Angela)

 Please look at the blog on the History page, where an Australian family is looking for ancestors who lived here in the 18th and 19th centuries


Click here to see a demonstration of the defibrillator

Please email me at if you have any announcements you would like posted. Each page, of course, has a blog section that you can add to directly.

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