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


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


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

Amblecote Cottages

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:

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

7.30 pm

Teams of 4 or Family Group

£7.50 per person / Children £3  (including hot supper)

Entry is by booking only


01588 640233

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

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