The date of the Commissioning Service for the new Lay Members of the Holywell Community will be on Sunday August 12th, being the Sunday before The Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Service will be at St Mary’s Priory Church and our Episcopal Visitor, Bishop Richard, will Celebrate.  HCCross


Goodbye Sr Jennii

At the end of May, Sr Jennii will leave us at the end of her two year stint with us.


Sr Jennii will be moving to Aberavon where she will be taking up a new pioneer role. She will become Community Engagement Mission Officer with responsibility for assisting the existing clergy team deliver a more determined and focused missionary outreach programme into the Sandfields estate combined with work at The St Paul’s Centre, to combat poverty, digital inequality, unemployment, isolation, literacy and numeracy.

The Prior, Fr Mark wishing her well in her new role said, “I am sure her time at Holywell will stand her in good stead for the new challenges in Aberavon”.

Hospitality shown to Syrian Refugees on Benedict’s Feast Day

In keeping with the Rule of our Holy Father Benedict we marked the Anniversary of his death by showing hospitality to Syrian refugee families who have  settled in Abergavenny

The Prior, Fr Mark Soady said.” Hospitality is at the heart of the Rule of St Benedict, so how better to mark his Feast than to show hospitality to those who have lost everything.  It was a real pleasure to have them for coffee this morning”.