Who We Are

Episcopal Visitor – The Rt. Rev’d Richard Pain, Bishop of Monmouth


Prior – The Rev’d Canon Mark Soady

The Vicar of Abergavenny and one of the creators of the Holywell Community, Fr Mark spends most  of his time in and around the parish carrying out his various duties. When he’s not doing that he  enjoys good food and good wine.


Fr Tom Bates  an Associate of the Community is acting in this capacity until he takes over as Sub Prior in the Autumn.


Lay Members

Jennii Shaw

Originally from Liverpool Jennii comes to us after spending A year for God at The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Joanna Hollis

Joanna joined the Community in August 2017. She has an MA in  creative writing.



This post is currently vacant. We are open for applications. If interested please click here. Our first Concentor Br Simon will be returning to his BMus Studies at Leeds in the Autumn.


We also have a number of associate members among them our two founder lay members Samuel Patterson and Amy Pope.


Sam & Amy being admitted as Associates

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