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 worked as  a Psychiatric Nurse, for Rt Hon Lord Jenkins of Hillhead OM and in international relations prior to Ordination.


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.


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 Hollins

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 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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