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, Gwlithyn Gough, Joy Greenall, Jude Powell, Valerie Whately.
Secretary: Nancy Adams 01686 671126
Treasurer: Margaret Garfitt 01547 510619
Lay Co – Chairperson: Valerie Whately
Mar 25th 9.45 Clun Process from STG to
Palm Sunday CMG FOR United HC Rev Don Pickard
Mar 30th 12 noon Bettws Hour around the Cross Lawrence
April 1st 11.15 Newcastle United HC Rev Simon Easter Day and Lawrence
April 8th 11.15 Newcastle Family Service
April 15th 11.15 Bettws CWHC – with Baptism Rev Simon
April 22nd 6.30 Bettws Evening Prayer TBA
April 29th 11.15 Bettws Benefice United Service 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
This year Easter Sunday falls on April 1st and begins with a Dawn Celebration at 6.30 a.m. in St Mary’s churchyard so that the congregations from all the Clun Valley parishes can watch the sun rise over the Valley as Jesus rises from the dead.
For the traditional Easter Sunday service we will join our friends at St John’s, Newcastle, at 11.15 a.m.
The APCM will be held on April 12th at 7 p.m. in Clun School and everyone is most welcome to attend this annual gathering of all the PCCs in the Benefice.
Thankfully, at the time of writing, the roads are passable again and we can hope for a warm Spring. Here in the hills the snow was deep, crisp and extremely uneven. Snow clearing became almost impossible and Steve Richards worked 17 hours a day for eight days to clear it. When his snow plough just couldn’t cope and broke down, he worked on through daylight and darkness to clear paths through tunnels of snow. Our thanks go to him and to all the other local people who did their best to keep roads open.
Many thanks to Lisa and Mark for holding the February Coffee Morning at Castlegates Farm. The results of the 100 Club Draw were: 1st Sheila Davies, 2nd Joy Greenall, 3rd Bonnie Dobson.
The April Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 24th April, 10.30 – 12 pm, at Ireland Cottage, giving us another chance to walk out into Gill’s beautiful garden as it shakes off the attentions of the Beast from the East.
The Benefice United Service will be held at St Mary’s at 11.15 on Sunday April 29th and we look forward to welcoming our friends from down in the valley as they drive up once more to the heights of the Bettws.
Flowers and Cleaning for April: S. Adams and A. Troth.
STOP PRESS – UPDATE
Sadly Simon has been ill and there have been alterations in some of the services – see your local notice boards for updates. The Dawn service mentioned above will not take place this year. Perhaps next year…
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