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


Anne Beasley   01547 510207.

Valerie Whately 01547 510681


Nancy Adams, Anne Beesley, Sheila Davies, Thelma Davies, Margaret Garfitt, Gwlithyn Gough, Joy Greenall, Jude Powell, Valerie Whately.

Secretary: Nancy Adams 01686 671126

Treasurer: Margaret Garfitt  01547 510619

Lay Co  – Chairperson: Valerie Whately


Mar 25th         9.45                 Clun              Process from STG to     

Palm Sunday                                                 CMG FOR United HC           Rev Don Pickard

Mar 30th          12 noon            Bettws         Hour around the Cross             Lawrence

Good Friday                                                                                                                        

April 1st         11.15                 Newcastle          United HC                              Rev Simon                  Easter Day                                                                                                              and Lawrence

April 8th        11.15                  Newcastle         Family Service                     

April 15th      11.15                  Bettws               CWHC – with Baptism         Rev Simon

April 22nd       6.30                  Bettws              Evening Prayer                     TBA

April 29th      11.15                  Bettws              Benefice United Service    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


This year Easter Sunday falls on April 1st and begins with a Dawn Celebration at 6.30 a.m. in St Mary’s churchyard so that the congregations from all the Clun Valley parishes can watch the sun rise over the Valley as Jesus rises from the dead.

For the traditional Easter Sunday service we will join our friends at St John’s, Newcastle, at 11.15 a.m.

The APCM will be held on April 12th at 7 p.m. in Clun School and everyone is most welcome to attend this annual gathering of all the PCCs in the Benefice.

Thankfully, at the time of writing, the roads are passable again and we can hope for a warm Spring. Here in the hills the snow was deep, crisp and extremely uneven. Snow clearing became almost impossible and Steve Richards worked 17 hours a day for eight days to clear it. When his snow plough just couldn’t cope and broke down, he worked on through daylight and darkness to clear paths through tunnels of snow. Our thanks go to him and to all the other local people who did their best to keep roads open.

Valerie Whately

Many thanks to Lisa and Mark for holding the February Coffee Morning at Castlegates Farm. The results of the 100 Club Draw were: 1st Sheila Davies, 2nd Joy Greenall, 3rd Bonnie Dobson.

The April Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 24th April, 10.30 – 12 pm, at Ireland Cottage, giving us another chance to walk out into Gill’s beautiful garden as it shakes off the attentions of the Beast from the East.

The Benefice United Service will be held at St Mary’s at 11.15 on Sunday April 29th and we look forward to welcoming our friends from down in the valley as they drive up once more to the heights of the Bettws.

Flowers and Cleaning for April: S. Adams and A. Troth.


Sadly Simon has been ill and there have been alterations in some of the services – see your local  notice boards for updates. The Dawn service mentioned above will not take place this year. Perhaps next year…


Church Flowers and Cleaning

The list for this year can be usually found by clicking  on this link – Flower Rota

Dorothy Gough is always on the lookout for new volunteers, so would be very happy if any who would like to help would contact her on 01588 640902

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