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, 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                  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

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