Raglan and Usk Deanery

Raglan and Usk Deanery activities

The Reverend Canon Tim Clement. tel: 01873 880258. email: timtherec@outlook.com, Address: The Rectory, Bettws Newydd, Usk, NP15 1JN

The Deanery of Raglan/Usk  

is in the Archdeaconry of Monmouth and includes 22 church buildings throughout the deanery …… Read More

St Cadoc's Church, Raglan

  • PCC:  Margaret Lawrence, Clare Bradly, Neville Crump, Jenny Swattridge, Sue Russell, Donald Spencer, Rural Dean - The Rev.  Tim Clement, 
  • Contact:  Neville Crump - 01291 690355

St John's Church, Llandenny

  • PCC:  Richard Moorby, Sue Russell
  • Contact:  Sue Russell - 01291 690380
  • Rural Dean - The Rev.  Tim Clement, 

St Peter's Church, Bryngwyn

  • Contact: Kay Spencer - 01291 690324   
  • Rural Dean - The Rev.  Tim Clement,  

Our Year: an overview of the services and activities shared by the Raglan Group of Parishes each year.  

  • St Cadoc's Ladies Group was founded over 40 years ago and was first known as St Cadoc's Young wives. The group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month and enjoy a varried programme including speakers, trips out, visiting gardens, places of interest and theatre trips 

  • Our Choir meets for practice at 7pm every Monday at St Cados'c Raglan.  Everyone Welcome. 

  • The Millennium Chimes ringers meet at 7:30pm on Mondays at St Cadoc’s Church, Raglan.  Their Junior Group practice from 7:30 until 8:00 pm, then the adults meet.  New ringers young and old are always welcome.  You don’t have to be able to read music, just have a desire to make music and have fun. Read more about Millennium Chimes

  • Living Well Family Church serves Bryngwyn, Llandenny & Raglan Churches.  The Living Well Family Church welcomes families to explore together the various tasks around the church, have the opportunity to participate in Communion and end with a short act of worship.

  • Mother's Union:  The Raglan Mothers’ Union meets in St Cadoc’s Church on the 2nd wednesday of each month at 2:30 pm.  New members are always welcome and can contact Sue Russell 690380 or Viv Davies 690047.  The Mothers’ Union has a membership of over 3 million worldwide and carries out a great many projects at home and overseas.  Any baptized Christian, male or female, single or married, with or without children and over the age of twelve can be a member.  More information can be found at www.themothersunion.org

  • History Detectives:  Since 2010, the Raglan VC Primary School History Detectives spent their time researching and tending the graves in our churchyard after school each Tuesday during term time.  When the weather is poor we carry on inside the Church.  We welcome anyone with stories or information about people that have links/interest about our Church and Churchyard - Learn More:  http://rlhg.wikifoundry.com/page/History+Detectives 

Overseas Partners:

Daveyton Parish, Highveld nr Johannesburg, South Africa:  Our parishes are linked with the Parish of St Albans, Daveyton, in the Diocese of the Highveld, near Johannesburg. In 2009 Revd Joan spent a week there staying with Talitha and her daughter Tumi. The priest, Father Louis, took her round to meet people and see what was happening there. She met the large group of teenagers who minister as ‘Servers’ in the church. She met child headed families, struggling to survive on their own. She met grandparents who are now sole carers of their grandchildren after the parents died from AIDS. She saw the work that was being done in the old ‘shipping containers’. One is used as a soup kitchen, and one as a sewing cabin. She joined both the African Women’s Fellowship and the Mother’s Union for worship. She took part in the long but enthusiastic Sunday morning parish worship, where each group wear a distinctive uniform. The service was in 3 local languages, not English. She also met the new Bishop, David Bannerman and his wife Joan and visited the Cathedral in Benoni city and saw some of the work being supported by the Diocese of Monmouth, especially the nursery schools and crèches which double as clinics for retro-viral drugs and after school facilities where children from the shanty towns, which have no services or electricity can use electric light and computers and complete their school work. The young people are all aware that a good education is worth working hard to achieve and many make it to university, even from the townships. They said how much they would love to come and visit us here but the fare is of course a big barrier. Revd Joan says ‘They made me so welcome and took me as family. I will always feel a part of me is there in Daveyton. From my side I think it was the first time they had got close to a white person, who was willing to live with them and accept them as equals. My one sadness is that I seldom find the time to write back.’

Gideon in Uganda:  Gideon has received awards for his work across the African continent with communities affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He did some training at St Michael’s College here in Wales and got to know the folk of Llandenny parish. They have supported him ever since, especially by paying for his daughter’s education.