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, Jude Powell, Valerie Whately.
Secretary: Nancy Adams 01686 671126
Treasurer: Margaret Garfitt 01547 510619
Lay Co – Chairperson: Valerie Whately
Services A Merry Christmas to all our readers
Dec 2nd 11.15am Bettws United CWHC Rev Simon
Dec 9th 6.30pm Newcastle Carol Service with School Rev Simon
Dec 16th 7.30pm Bettws Carol Service Rev Simon
Dec 23rd 4.30pm Bettws Evening Prayer Jude
Dec 24th 3.00pm Clun Crib Service Rev Simon
6.30pm Clun CWHC Rev Simon
11.30pm Clunton Midnight Mass Rev Simon
Dec 25th 11.15am Newcastle United CWHC Rev Simon
Dec 30th 10.00am Clun B.U.S Rev Simon
Jan 6th 11.15am Newcastle United CWHC Rev Simon
Jan 13th 11.15am Bettws Family Service Sandra and Lawrence
Jan 20th 11.15am Bettws United CWHC Rev Simon
Jan 27th 4.30pm The Old Vicarage Evening Prayer Valerie
Feb 3rd 11.15am Bettws 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
ST MARY’S CHURCH, BETTWS-Y-CRWYN
Many thanks to Jude Powell for hosting the October Coffee Morning in the ParishHall.The results of the 100 Club draw were: 1st David Hill, 2nd Steven Barrett, 3rd Trevor Edwards. There is no Coffee Morning in December and the draw will be held after the Carol Service.
Many thanks to everyone who decorated the Church so beautifully in autumn colours for the Harvest Festival and to all the cooks and helpers who created a Harvest Supper in the best traditions of the Bettws. Especial thanks to Sheila Davies and Delphine Whately who kept the plates flowing at the feast and to Richard and Ted Whately who ran the bar with such good cheer.
The final Bettws Flick for the year will be Mamma Mia – Here We Go Againto be shown on Saturday 15th December at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets on the door. Adult £4.00. Child £2.00 Family £10.00
The Carol Service will take place in the Church at 7.30 pm on Sunday 16th December,followed once again by an open invitation to Punch and Mince Pies at the Old Vicarage, always a most happy occasion which brings all the parish together and for which we are indebted to Anne Beesley who is rushing back from another family occasion to keep up the tradition.
Evening Prayer on Sunday 23rd December will be heldat 4.30 in the Church, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.
On the morning of Christmas Day itself we shall be joining our friends in Newcastle for the Service.
The January Coffee Morning will be hosted by John and Thelma Davies in their new home, Finale, West Road, Newcastle on Saturday 19th, 10.30 – 12 pm, followed that evening by a special event in the Parish Hall that has become another great tradition, the
Bettws-y-Crwyn Hot Pot Supper and Quiz
on Saturday 19th January, 2019
Teams of 4 or Family Group
£7.50 per person / Children £3 (including hot supper)
Entry is by booking only
Evening Prayer from January to the end of Marchwill be held at 4.30 at the Old Vicarage, an earlier time chosen so that everyone set out in daylight, even if they have to return in the dark warmed by the spirit of fellowship around Anne’s kitchen table.
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