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. Caroline Bullimore. 01588 640813


Valerie Whately 01547 510681


Nancy Adams, Anne Beesley, Sheila Davies, Thelma Davies, Margaret Garfitt, Gwlithyn Gough, Joy Greenall, Valerie Whately. Tina Harkin. 

Secretary: Nancy Adams 01686 671126

Treasurer: Christine Smith

Chairperson : Revd. Caroline Bullimore

Lay Co  – Chairperson: Valerie Whately


      Sunday Nov 27th     6pm.                    Bettws.                    Evensong.                  Revd. Caroline

Sunday 4th Dec



Holy Communion

Revd. Caroline

Saturday 10thDec


Brook House Animal Sanctuary

Live Nativity Service


Sunday 11th Dec



Carol Service

Revd. Caroline

Thurs. 15th Dec




Revd. Caroline

Friday 16th Dec


Crown Inn Newcastle

St Nicholas Carols

Revd. Caroline

Sunday 18th Dec



Carol Service

Revd. Caroline

Saturday 24thDec

2 Benefice Services at St George”s Clun

3PM Crib Service: 11.30PM Midnight Mass. Both services will be taken by Revd. Caroline


From the Parish Magazine 

On Saturday 10th December the live Nativity will take place at Brook House at 3pm – with refreshments in the Christmas trailer and Santa in attendance.

On Friday December 16thCaroline – together with Bettws and Newcastle- will be celebrating Christmas with Old St Nicholas Carols and Santa’s Grotto from 4pm until 6pm at the Crown Inn, Newcastle.

£5 for each child to visit Santa.  The event is in aid of the Clun Valley AED Scheme

Later, on the 16th December, there will be the return of the popular Carols and mulled wine at the Crown Inn with Bobby Britnell and friends. This has always been a lovely evening and its post COVID return is most welcome.

On Saturday December 17th There will be a coffee morning in the Parish Hall 10.30 – 12pm, alongside coffee, biscuits, cakes, bring and buy, and a raffle.  It is a special one because the 100+

 Club draw will take place. The hosts are Peter and Josie Morris and Valerie Whately.

Carol Service   This takes place in St Mary’s Church on Sunday 18th Dec. Mulled wine and refreshments to follow.

UPCOMING Bettws Hall Events

Saturday November 19th 7.30pm

 Film – The Duke

 Saturday December 3rd 7.30pm

Film – Elvis

 December 11th 12.30pm

 Sunday Lunch – 2 courses:

 Beef/Nut Roast/Roast peppers with cream and Stilton veg.

Choice of two desserts.

Adults £20, Children half price

 Tickets from Delphine 01588 640233

Saturday 17th December 10.30am

Coffee Morning

Saturday January 21st 7.30pm

 Quiz and Hot Pot Supper


On Thursday November 10th the funeral of Harold Allaby, of Pentiken, was held in St. Mary’s Church. Our love and sympathy go to his family and friends, especially to Andrea, at this sad time.

Church cleaning and Flowers.

 DECEMBER                  Anne Beesley              Jude Powell – Hill

Valerie Whately.

And a Merry Christmas to all our readers!


What a busy autumn season, we have had so many new animals including, Terrapins, seven ducks, two pot bellied pigs and a cow due next week. Enquires are coming in every day and countrywide.

Our appeal for peelings, vegetables and apples has been met with much kindness, people traveling from across Shropshire with bags and boxes of goodies for the rabbits, pigs and horses. Thank you to all.

A fundraiser was held at the Crown Newcastle on Saturday 12th of November. There was wonderful music from Peacock Angell, a delicious hot buffet and a game of Mr and Mrs caused a few laughs. The raffle had amazing prizes and over £400 was raised in aid of the animals welfare.

A heartfelt thank you to all whom  supported and contributed to the event

We look forward to seeing you all on 10th December for the Live Nativity, if anyone would like to help at this event or would like to take part in the Nativity, please do be in contact. 640124.

Have a Wonderful Christmas

Tina Harkin


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