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
January 5th 11.15 am Bettws CWHC Rev Simon
January 12th . 11.15 am Newcastle Family Service Sandra
January 19th 11.15 am Newcastle CWHC Rev Simon
January 26th 4.30pm Bettws Evensong Jude
February 2nd 11.15am Bettws CWHC Rev Simon
February 9th. 11.15am. Bettws. Family Service. Sandra
February 16th 11.15am. Newcastle. CWHC Rev Simon
February 23rd. 4.30pm Bettws. Evensong. Valerie
February 26th. 7.00pm. Newcastle. Ash Wed Rev Simon
March 1st. 11.15am. Bettws. CWHC. Rev Simon
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
ST MARY’S CHURCH, BETTWS-Y-CRWYN
This Christmas saw a most welcome new feature, a Nativity with real animals held in a barn at the Animal Sanctuary Tina and James have opened at Brook House. The Nativity was acted out by local children to an inventive script written by Tina’s sister. It drew a good audience who stood comfortably on a deep bed of straw and were able to move on to mulled wine and mince pies and to visit the Sanctuary’s animals, with the four red deer proving particularly sociable. Warm thanks to Ruth Gittins who rehearsed the children and most of all to Tina and James for creating such a delightful event in aid of St Mary’s and St John’s.
Warm thanks to everyone who made the Carol Service so memorable, to the Rev Simon for his thoughtful sermon, to Ruth for playing the organ, to Lawrence and the children who read the lessons and to the Bettws Ladies Choir for the beautiful arrangements they sang, and warm thanks once again to Anne Beesley and her family for another convivial evening of Punch and Mince Pies in the Old Vicarage after the Service.
The February Coffee Morning will be hosted in the Parish Hall by Nancy Adams on Saturday 22nd, 10.30 to 12 pm., and we hope everyone will turn out in support.
Flowers and Cleaning: Diana Lavers & Jane Christie
We are always grateful for contributions to the Parish Magazine. They should be sent to me by the 13th of each month, please: firstname.lastname@example.org 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