Service Times and News

St Mary’s Church is part of the Clun Valley Benefice comprising Bettws y Crwyn, Newcastle, Clun,Clunton, Clunbury and Hopesay.

Vicar:  The Revd. Simon Mondon  01588 640380


Valerie Whately 01547 510681


Nancy Adams, Anne Beesley, Sheila Davies, Thelma Davies, Margaret Garfitt, Gwlithyn Gough, Joy Greenall, Valerie Whately. Tina Harkin. Anne Jones.

Secretary: Nancy Adams 01686 671126

Treasurer: Margaret Garfitt  01547 510619

Lay Co  – Chairperson: Valerie Whately


All services are cancelled until further notice

Some funerals, weddings and baptisms may take place – with a limited congregation 

We are without a vicar at the moment. Please contact the church warden if you require any information

CWHC            Common Worship Holy Communion              

BCPEP            Book of Common Prayer Evening Prayer           

MW                 Morning Worship                                                

BCPHC           Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

BUS                Benefice United Service

From the Parish Magazine          

Stephanie has asked me to write about the scam I almost fell victim to earlier this month.  It has since been relayed by Which? and some newspapers, so I will just give a basic account of what happened as a warning for anyone who has not heard about it.

An email from a neighbour asked for a favour. She wanted me to purchase Amazon gift vouchers for her niece’ s birthday. The amount was £200. The email came from an email address that was so like hers that it fooled me completely. We exchanged emails questions, answers and instructions which appeared completely authentic. I almost sent the money, but wanted to question something and tried to tried to telephone her.  She  did not reply  so Richard left a message asking her to phone. When she did we realised that she knew nothing about it. It was the cleverest scam I have ever come across. Moral: never part with money on behalf of a friend without actually speaking to her or him.  The scary thing was that the person clearly knew my neighbour’s email address. He or she used the first part and substituted ‘gmail’ for ‘btinternet’, which made it look completely authentic. I have reported it to Action Fraud.

Stay safe – online and off.


I am happy to report that, thanks to the generosity of our Planned Givers and donors, St. Mary’s has come through this difficult year without having to dip into our reserves.  I wish to thank all of them most sincerely.  They have proved that we are not just a congregation but a community and I hope that we can carry this spirit forward into what is likely to be another trying year.

I shall be standing down at the next APCM and send my very best wishes to Dick and Christine as they take over.  Thank you again for all your support.

Margaret Garfitt

We are always grateful for contributions to the Parish Magazine. They should be sent to me by the 13th of each month, please: or phone 01547 510619.

Church Flowers and Cleaning

The list for this year can be downloaded by clicking  on this link – Flower and Cleaning Roster

Valerie Whately is always on the lookout for new volunteers, so would be very happy if any who would like to help would contact her on 01547 510681

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