Welcome to the website of God the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Newtown, and Our Lady and St Richard Gwyn in Llanidloes, in the diocese of Wrexham.   We hope you will find the information you are looking for about our parishes.  Mass times are given on the dedicated page.

Site Updated on August 9th. 2020

Fr Johnson Kattiparampil CMI


If you wish to receive a copy of the parish Newsletter by e mail, please e mail Fr Johnson at his new e mail address:




Dear Brothers and sisters

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith. In ac-cordance with the instructions provided by the government, The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, having consulted the Ordinaries of the Dioceses, has agreed that the cessation of public liturgies should begin from Friday evening 20th March 2020 until further notice.

In the meantime, we also request everyone to make use of the various on-line platforms to pray and be a part of the liturgical services offered and also remind you that it is our responsibility to help our brethren who are in need. Let us all pray for God’s healing touch on to them who suffer from this contagious virus and also remember to strictly follow and obey the measures instructed by the government officials. Always remember to refer our diocesan website for up-dates: http://www.rcdwxm.org.uk

Online Holy Mass helpline:

PLEASE NOTE New Parish Email Address. priestwelshpool@rcdwxm.org.uk

To be compliant with General Data Protection Regulations Act/GDPR 2018, our diocese is rolling out a new IT programme (with Office 365) and it will be in place in all parishes of the diocese from April 2020. As a first step, each parish will have a unique ‘diocesan’ address and all parish commu-nication will be from & to the parish email address in contrast to the personal email address of the parish priest. With the new system, all communication and parish data will be securely saved ‘in the cloud’ with encryption.

No parish priest is to hold any data of any parishioner (contact details and communication etc..) without his/her consent. So if you are happy to share your contact details for me to hold as Contact Information Data, please send me both your email address and phone number/landline or mobile to the new parish address as soon as you can. If you would like to receive the weekly bulletin by email, please let me know. My personal email address will not in use for parish communication from 1st August 2020. Please don’t send me any parish matters, or even personal matters to my personal email address from 1st August. All communication to the parish address please: priestwelshpool@rcdwxm.org.uk