Feast of BVM Celebrated and new Holywell Community Commissioned.

St Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny

On the Sunday (August 20th) in the Octave of the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary our celebration of our Patronal Festival came to its climax.

IMG_3203.JPG Srs Jennii & Joanna swear their Oaths to the Bishop prior to the service

With The Bishop of Monmouth (The Holywell Community’s Episcopal Visitor) Celebrating and Preaching  we gathered for a Eucharist sung by our Holiday Choir and attended by Anglicans from across Abergavenny.

In the presence of  Sisters from the TyMawr Convent, the High Sheriff of Gwent, The Chairman of Monmouthshire County Council and  The Mayoress of Abergavenny ; Joanna Hollins was Commissioned  and Jennii Shaw was Re-commissioned as Lay Members of the Holywell Community. Also Fr Tom Bates appointment as Sub Prior was recognised prior to his formal Licensing later.

Having heard a portion of the Rule of St Benedict read to them by the Prior, Canon Mark Soady, Bishop Richard…

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