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


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


Mar 3rd       11.15am    Newcastle                              Rev Simon

Mar 10th.  11.15           Bettws – United Family     Rev Simon

Mar 17th.  11.15.          Bettws – United CWHC.      Rev Simon

Mar 24th.   4.30            Bettws-The Old Vicarage – Evensong

Mar 1st.    11.15.          Newcastle – United CWHC.  Rev Simon

Apr 7th     11.15.          Bettws.                                       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


Warm thanks once more to John and Thelma for hosting the January Coffee Morning in their new home in Newcastle. The snow and ice held off and it was wonderful to see so many packed into the house and eagerly following the progress of the Raffle, so generous in its provision that there seemed to be prizes for everyone. The results of the 100 Club Draw were: 1st Alan Wilson, 2nd Harold Kinsey, 3rd Sheila Davies.

There is no Coffee Morning in March but we will be gathering at the Old Vicarage for the last of the Winter Evensongs, followed by tea and cakes around Anne’s kitchen table. Many thanks, Anne, for hosting this each year, one of the occasions that makes the Bettws such a special community.

Another way to show our strength together is to join the Electoral Roll for St Mary’s, which entitles you to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and to stand for election to the Deanery Synod if you would like to become more involved in the life of the Church. The Roll is revised every few years and Nancy will be emailing the forms for you to return by the 24th of March and delivering some by hand to those who are not on email. If you are not on the Roll and would like to be, please email Nancy, or ask someone to email her for you.

Has there ever been such a resplendent spring for snowdrops? Rich rides of them either side of the drive to the back gate of the church and bright pools of them in the churchyard itself, all thanks to Sheila Pearson who planted them with the help of Lily Roberts.

Next winter we should be able to step out of church into light, thanks to a generous grant from the Windfarm that will pay for lights along the paths to both gates and enable us to buy a new lawnmower to keep the churchyard in trim. We are very grateful, both to the Windfarm Trust and to Valerie Whately who campaigned for the much-needed lighting and saw the application through.

Flowers and Cleaning for March (Cleaning only during Lent): A.Steadman, D. Gough, T. Davies.

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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