In the first half of 2016 we welcome four Bishops to the Priory.

Bishop Richard (Monmouth) is our first Preacher in the Lent Sermon Series on the Five Anglican Marks of Mission. He will preach at 6pm Evensong on February 14th.

Bishop Phillip North ( PEV Bishop of Burnley ) will Celebrate and Preach at the SSC Synod as Episcopal Visitor on Friday March 4th.

Bishop Richard Fenwick (who is Bishop of the Diocese which includes the Ascension Island) will be our Celebrant & Preacher at the Ascension Day Festal Eucharist. That service will take place in the grounds of the Holywell Community House.

Dr Rowan Williams (Former Archbishop of Wales & Canterbury) will be our Preacher at the Sunday Sung Eucharist on July 31st, the start of the National Eisteddfod at Abergavenny.

Holy Monday – Holy Wednesday 

6pm Holy Eucharist & Sermon

Maundy Thursday:

6.30pm Agape meal at Holy Trinity

7pm—Eucharist of the Last Supper, Washing of Feet, and stripping of altars at St Mary’s, followed by procession to Holy Trinity and the Watch of the Passion.


Good Friday:

9am Stations of the Cross at Christchurch

9.45am The Ecumenical Walk of Witness will start opposite Tesco’s again this year meeting at 9.45am and leaving at 10am prompt to walk to the United Reformed Church. Stations of the Cross will follow at Our Lady & St. Michael’s Church for those who wished to participate.

2pm Good Friday, The Last Hour, St Mary’s

6pm Good Friday Liturgy, St Mary’s 7pm The Seven Last Words, St Mary’s (The Choir’s Good Friday devotional offering)

Holy Saturday:7pm Pascal Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter, St Mary’s, followed by Compline service at Holy Trinity at 8.45pm


Easter Day

8am Holy Eucharist

9.30am All Age Eucharist

11am Choral Eucharist

6pm Evensong & Sermon

Gwent Federation of  Women’s Institute  will give thanks for its 95th Anniversary with a Service at the Priory Church at 2pm on February 20th.


The Gwent Federation planted a snow drop walk in 2011 to mark its 90th Anniversary following a service in the Priory Church.


During the week of January 18th -25th the Christian Churches will share in worship daily.

The week culminates with a service at the Priory Church at 12noon on January 25th.

Monday 18th: 12noon URC Castle Street

Tuesday 19th :12noon Methodist Church, Castle Street

Wednesday 20th:12noon  Salvation Army, Victoria Street

Wednesday 20th: 7.30pm Youth Event at Holy Trinity, Baker St.

Thursday 21st , 7pm Baptist Church (opposite War Memorial)

Saturday 22nd, 3pm Our Lady & St Michael RC Church, Pen-y-Pound



imagesOn Sunday evenings in Lent we will be looking at Mission – and in particular at the 5 Anglican Mark’s of Mission.

*To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom Feb 14th with The Bishop
*To respond to human need by loving service Feb 21st with  Revd Canon Carol Wardman, Church in Wales Bishops’ Officer for Church & Society

-Canon Mark Soady will preach on Mission & Evangelism on Feb 28th

*To teach, baptise and nurture new believers March 6th with  Deacon Sarah Gillard-Faulkner, Sub Prior at Christchurch, North Street.

*To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation March 13th  with Revd Canon  Aled Edwards, CYTUN General Secretary

*To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth March 20th with Huw Thomas, Head of Office, Christian Aid Wales
The services of Evensong starts at 6pm

Canon Mark Soady our Vicar and Prior was at the Vatican for the Feast of the Epiphany while Canon Andrew Willie and Canon Roger Williams celebrated the Feast here at the Priory.

Fr Mark saw the Feast celebrated in style with Camels, horses, bands and more in St Peter’s Square.


imageEarlier he attended a Pontifical Mass in St Peter’s Basilica.

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We will mark the Feast of the Epiphany with the following Services:

8.15am Lauds

10am Holy Eucharist

12noon Sext

4.30pm Vespers

6.30pm Holy Eucharist 1529708_10151815555886333_858413586_o


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