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.

Sub-Prior – Vacant


Deacon Sarah left us in June 2017 and the post is currently vacant.

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.


Adrian Price

20150913_124056_Richtone(HDR)Previously a manager of Statisticians, Chemometricians and SAS programmers at a Pharmaceutical company, I attained an MSc in Biometry at the University of Reading and went on to read Genomics for my PhD, although I didn’t complete it. I have been an active member of the church community of St Nicholas, Harpenden, as Sub-Deacon and Diocesan Synod member, among many other things, for the past ten years.

Adrian is currently on a six month secondment to Mucknell Abbey and will be clothed as a Novice there in July.

Concentor – Simon Pratt

simonSimon is responsible for music within the Community. A former Choral Scholar at the Priory, he is taking a year out from his Music Degree at Leeds University to join us.


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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