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
Jan 7th 11.15am Newcastle United CWHC Rev.Simon
Jan 14th 11.15am Bettws. United Family Service Rev Simon
Jan 21st 11.15am Bettws United CWHC Rev.Simon
Jan 28th. 6.30pm Bettws Evening Prayer. V Whately or L Gittins. (The Old Vicarage)
Feb 4th 11.1 Bettws United CWHC Rev.Simon
Feb 11th 11.15 Newcastle United Family Service
Feb 18th 11.15 Newcastle United CWHC Rev.Simon
Feb 25th 6.30pm Bettws Evening Prayer TBA – at Old Vicarage
Mar 4th 11.15 Newcastle United CWHC Rev.Simon
From the Parish Magazine
ST MARY’S CHURCH, BETTWS-Y-CRWYN
The draws for the 100 Club for November and December were held at the Old Vicarage after the Carol Service: for November the results were, 1st Brenda Lewis, 2nd Frances & David Morris, 3rd Valerie Whately; for December they were 1st Geoffrey Mathews, 2nd Terry Bufton, 3rd Andrea Wood.
Once again we would like to thank Anne Beesley and her family for their generosity in hosting the gathering after the Carol Service and the Young Farmers for their readings in the Service itself. That phrase from the Bible, generation unto generation, comes to life when we see the whole community of the Bettws packed into the Old Vicarage and the grandchildren darting between the knees of the grandparents.
The February Coffee Morning will be hosted by Lisa and Mark at Castlegates on Saturday 24th, 10.30 to 12 pm. It is a most handsome space, always worth exploring, and we thank Lisa and Mark for their warm hospitality.
A reminder that in the winter months Evensong is held at 6.30 in the warmth of the Old Vicarage, after which we all gather around Anne’s kitchen table for soup and rolls and a glass of wine.
Flowers and Cleaning: Diana Lavers & Jane Christie
3 of the 4 Amblecote Cottages have been empty for some time. There has been concern by many parishioners, and by the Parish Council, as to their future.
The Parish Council has learned of the intention of the Housing Association to sell the properties and is anxious to ensure that local people are given the opportunity to buy or rent them. With this in mind, we wish to establish if there is local need – particularly to provide accommodation for young couples and families. If any of you have any interest in buying or renting these properties, please let us know as soon as possible by contacting any Parish Councillor or myself on 01547 510681. Details of other councillors’ phone numbers may be found on the website: https://bettws.org/bettws-y-crwyn-parish-council/
Valerie Whately, Chair, Bettws-y-Crwyn Parish Council.
The January Coffee Morning will be hosted by John and Thelma Davies at Maes-y-Garn on Saturday 20th, 10.30 – 12 pm, followed that evening by a special event that is rapidly becoming a tradition, the
Bettws-y-Crwyn Hot Pot Supper and Quiz
on Saturday 20th January, 2018
Teams of 4 or Family Group
£7.50 per person / Children £3 (including hot supper)
Entry is by booking only
Flowers and Cleaning for January: Nancy Adams and Dorothy Gough
Once again we would like to thank everyone for all the time and effort that has gone into maintaining the Church, the Churchyard and the Parish Hall, especially John and Thelma Davies, who work tirelessly to keep everything looking at its best.
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