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

Services                                                                                      A Merry Christmas to all our readers

Dec 2nd            11.15am       Bettws United CWHC                                   Rev Simon

Dec 9th        6.30pm       Newcastle Carol Service with School     Rev Simon

Dec 16th      7.30pm       Bettws Carol Service                                    Rev  Simon

Dec 23rd        4.30pm      Bettws Evening Prayer                                Jude

Dec 24th         3.00pm      Clun Crib Service                                           Rev  Simon

                     6.30pm       Clun CWHC                                                      Rev  Simon

                    11.30pm      Clunton Midnight Mass                               Rev  Simon

Dec 25th    11.15am       Newcastle United CWHC                            Rev  Simon

Dec 30th   10.00am      Clun B.U.S                                                        Rev Simon

Jan 6th           11.15am       Newcastle United CWHC                            Rev Simon

Jan 13th        11.15am       Bettws Family Service                        Sandra and Lawrence

Jan 20th       11.15am       Bettws United CWHC                                   Rev Simon

Jan 27th        4.30pm       The Old Vicarage Evening Prayer            Valerie

Feb 3rd           11.15am       Bettws 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 Jude Powell for hosting the October Coffee Morning in the ParishHall.The results of the 100 Club draw were: 1st David Hill, 2nd Steven Barrett, 3rd Trevor Edwards. There is no Coffee Morning in December and the draw will be held after the Carol Service.

Many thanks to everyone who decorated the Church so beautifully in autumn colours for the Harvest Festival and to all the cooks and helpers who created a Harvest Supper in the best traditions of the Bettws. Especial thanks to Sheila Davies and Delphine Whately who kept the plates flowing at the feast and to Richard and Ted Whately who ran the bar with such good cheer.

The final Bettws Flick for the year will be Mamma Mia – Here We Go Againto be shown on Saturday 15th December at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets on the door. Adult £4.00. Child £2.00 Family £10.00

The Carol Service will take place in the Church at 7.30 pm on Sunday 16th December,followed once again by an open invitation to Punch and Mince Pies at the Old Vicarage, always a most happy occasion which brings all the parish together and for which we are indebted to Anne Beesley who is rushing back from another family occasion to keep up the tradition.

Evening Prayer on Sunday 23rd December will be heldat 4.30 in the Church, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

On the morning of Christmas Day itself we shall be joining our friends in Newcastle for the Service.

The January Coffee Morning will be hosted by John and Thelma Davies in their new home, Finale, West Road, Newcastle on Saturday 19th, 10.30 – 12 pm, followed that evening by a special event in the Parish Hall that has become another great tradition, the

Bettws-y-Crwyn Hot Pot Supper and Quiz

on Saturday 19th January, 2019

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

Evening Prayer from January to the end of Marchwill be held at 4.30 at the Old Vicarage, an earlier time chosen so that everyone set out in daylight, even if they have to return in the dark warmed by the spirit of fellowship around Anne’s kitchen table.

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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