St Mary’s Church is part of the Clun Valley Benefice comprising Bettws y Crwyn, Newcastle, Clun,Clunton, Clunbury and Hopesay.
Vicar: We are between vicars at the moment.
Valerie Whately 01547 510681
Nancy Adams, Anne Beesley, Sheila Davies, Thelma Davies, Margaret Garfitt, Gwlithyn Gough, Joy Greenall, Valerie Whately. Tina Harkin.
Secretary: Nancy Adams 01686 671126
Treasurer: Margaret Garfitt 01547 510619
Lay Co – Chairperson: Valerie Whately
Sun Nov 7th. 11.15am. Bettws. CWHC. Revd. Preb. Dr J Daniels
Sun Nov 14th. 10.45. Clun. Joint remembrance. Revd. Robert Payne
Sun Nov 21st 11.15. Newcastle CWHC. The Venerable Fiona Gibson
Sun Nov 28th. 10.00. Clun. Joint Service at Methodist Church
Sun Dec 5th. 11.15. Bettws. CWHC. Revd. Preb. Dr J Daniels
Sun Dec 12th. 6.30pm Newcastle Carol Service Lay Led – Sandra
Sun Dec19th 7pm Bettws Carol Service Lay Led – Valerie
Sat Dec 25th. 10.30am Clun. CWHC. The Ven. Fiona Gibson
Sun Dec 26th. 10am. Clun Methodist Church Joint Service
Sun Jan. 2nd 11.15. Bettws. CWHC. Revd. Preb. Dr J Daniels
Sun Jan 9th. 11.15. Newcastle. Family Service. Lay Led – Sandra
Sun Jan. 16th. 11.15. Newcastle. CWHC. Revd Prep. M Whittock
Sun Jan. 30th 10.00. Clun. B.U.S. Revd. Robert Payne
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
St Mary’s Bettws Y Crwyn
The lifting of restrictions meant that our Harvest service was able to go ahead Almost as normal. I say ‘Almost as normal’ because, at the time we were planning it we were uncertain whether people would come to parish hall for the usual supper, and, if so, how many we should cater for. The decision was made to and those attending to contribute food to share, and this worked very well. We specified ‘finger food’ on paper plates! Many thank especially to Joyce, who provided punch which she brought all the way from Bishop’s Castle, arriving early despite extensive road works en route. The service was led by Ian Ball, who brought with him Trevor and Kay who, together with Ruth and Lawrence, performed harvest themed songs, which made the service very special. As always the church looked lovely, thanks to the arrangers who, aside from doing wonders with the flowers, make the day they are arranged, a happy social occasion in itself. Many thanks to them all.
Many thanks, also, to those who attended. It is a long time since we had over 40 people in the congregation.
The churchyard will receive its biannual cut soon. When this has been completed we shall be asking for volunteers for grass gathering and tidying up round the graves. I should be very grateful if volunteers for next year’s rota would make themselves known to me. The more the merrier.
Cleaning and Flowers
November: Josie Crompton-Morris Valerie Whately
December: Anne Beesley Jude Powell-Hill
Coffee Morning and Draw
There will be a coffee morning and hundred Club draw at Bettws-y-Crwyn parish hall on 11thDecember 10-12 noon.This will be the first for what seems like an age and we are looking forward to getting together once again.
We would welcome contributions from anyone wishing to support the event, and would appreciate cakes, produce, bring and buy/raffle prizes anything is super. Pete will be doing the big draw for the 100 club, which promises to be exciting.
Do come along for what should be a welcoming festive event, meet with friends and neighbours who have been hidden away for months. Let’s celebrate finally getting together.
Brook House Sanctuary for Animals
We are delighted to announce the ˋLive Nativity´ will be going ahead this year on 18th December at 3pm. Mulled wine, mince pies and other festive treats will be served from Santa’s workshop and there will be a raffle with splendid prizes.
We would welcome any budding actors wanting to play a king, shepherd or even the shining star.
The animals are already in training and Poppy the donkey has a surprise for everyone.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the day.
Tina and James x
We are always grateful for contributions to the Parish Magazine. They should be sent to Tina Harkin by the 13th of each month, please: email@example.com. 01588 641024.
The churchyard ‘wild’ area has now had a basic cut. We now need to rake up the grass and trim round the graves.
Weather permitting – can we have a working group on the morning of Saturday Nov 6th?
It will be lovely to have a large group there. Bring rakes, strimmers etc. if you have them.
Rich will bring a trailer to load grass. I shall bring tea, coffee and biscuits.
Hope to see you there.
Please pass the word on to any who may not see this.
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