Who We Are

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


Bishop Richard with the Prior 

Prior – The Rev’d Canon Mark Soady

The Vicar of Abergavenny and one of the creators of the Holywell Community, Fr Mark worked as  a Psychiatric Nurse, for Rt Hon Lord Jenkins of Hillhead OM and in international relations prior to Ordination.

Sub-Prior – Fr Tom Bates

Fr Tom Bates  a former  Associate of the Community, became Sub Prior in 2017. Prior to ordination he studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.


Prior & Sub Prior

Lay Members


2018/19 Community with Bishop Dominic OGS and Archdeacon of Monmouth 

Lay members stay with us for between 12 and 24 months normally.  After they leave us they go of to do a  variety of things.


Sr Joanna (2017-18)now at Ty Mawr Convent is joined by Br Adrian (Central) who was with us 2016-17 and is now at Mucknell Abbey  and Br Sam (Left) Founder Member is an Ordinand

Two on leaving us have taken up jobs in  ‘civvie street’, some go on to Theological College, the Novitiate in a traditional Monastic setting or to do Pioneering Outreach Work.



This post is currently vacant. We are open for applications. If interested please click here. Our first Concentor Br Simon retuned to his BMus Studies at Leeds in the Autumn of 2017.


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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