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, Gwilthyn Gough, Joy Greenall, Jude Powell, Valerie Whately
Secretary: Nancy Adams 01686 670737
Treasurer: Margaret Garfitt 01547 510619
Lay Co – Chairperson: Valerie Whately
July 9th 11.15am Bettws United Family Service
July 16th 11.15am Bettws United CWHC Rev.Simon
July 23rd 6.30pm Bettws Evening Prayer Valerie W
July 30th 10.00 am Clunton B.U.S Rev.Simon
Aug 6th 11.15am Bettws United CWHC Rev.Simon
Aug 13th 11.15am Newcastle United Family Service
Aug 20th 11.15am Newcastle United CWHC Rev.Simon
Aug 27th 6.30pm Bettws Evening Prayer TBA
Sept 3rd 11.15am Newcastle United CWHC Rev.Simon
Sept 10th 11.15am Bettws United Family Service
Sept 17th 11.15am Bettws United CWHC Rev. M Whittock
Sept 24th 6.30pm Bettws Evening Prayer TBA
Oct 1st 11.15am Bettws United CWHC Rev.Simon
Oct 8th 11.15am Newcastle United Family Service
Oct 13th 7.pm Bettws Harvest Rev.Simon
Oct 15th 11.15am Newcastle Morning Worship Lawrence G
Oct 22nd 6.30pm Bettws Evening Prayer TBA
Oct 29th TBA Hopesay Benefice United Service Rev.Simon
Nov 5th 11.15am Newcastle United 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
Many thanks to Chris & Dick Smith for hosting the May Coffee Morning at Badger Moor, a full house on a May morning so fine it might have come straight out of a folk song. The results of the 100 club draw were: 1st Roger Garfitt, 2nd Chris Spooner, 3rd Megan Williams.
This year it was the turn of the Bettws to host the Lambing Service on the last Sunday in May. We were pleased to be joined by our friends from Newcastle and Sheila Davies had organised two talented groups of children who read beautifully, Martha, Tilly and Isaac performing ‘The Lamb’ and the ten voices of Bronwen, Georgina, Ewan, Isabella, Ellin, Nia, George, William, Stuart and David animating the performance of Sheila’s own ‘Ten Cade Lambs’. Once again Joyce Stevens regaled us with a delicious punch for the gathering in the churchyard afterwards.
The WI will meet in the Parish Hall at 7.30 pm on Wednesday July 12th, when Martin Carruthers will give a talk on the geology of Shropshire, the ground under our feet being so rich in strata that it draws students from all over England and Wales. Members are invited to bring a friend or a husband, the two categories not being mutually exclusive, and the Competition will be to create an unusual Map.
The July Coffee Morning will be hosted by Peter and Josie at Sycamores Cottage on Saturday 22nd, 10.30 to 12 pm. We will hope for a good gathering, not only to admire Josie’s watercolours but to thank Peter for running the 100 Club, which, thanks to all his hard work, has now expanded to the 100 Plus Club!
Flowers and Cleaning for July: Delphine Whately and Chris Smith.
This month we can sign off with a flourish by saluting Fenella Monk for the Sky Dive she undertook for her 80th birthday, salute being the operative word because her instructor, Billy, was S.A.S. and a Red Devil, and her headfirst fall from the plane (yes, that’s the correct procedure!), was filmed by Simon, a Marine. Fenella found the experience exhilarating and she has exceeded her target of raising £7,500 for her daughter Lucy’s project in Afghanistan, Saving lives @ Birth. Well done, Fenella! May we all be so brave as you and Lucy.
Previous magazine news can be found in the archive section or by clicking here. .
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