The new Vicar of Abergavenny will be Inducted on the Feast of Epiphan, January 6th. Among the floral displays will be one featuring three kings by members of Abergavenny Floral Society which was previously used at a regional flower festival of the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies, which Fr Mark helped arrange at Newport Cathedral in 2008.
Music at the service includes a piece composed by the Priory Church Choirmaster, Tim Pratt, based on words from the Book of the Wisdom of Solomon. “Be not wise in your own eyes. Lean not on your own understanding, trust in the Lord”, words which form Fr Mark’s personal motto.
The service will be lead by the Bishop of Monmouth, assisted by the Archdeacon of Monmouth and the Area Dean of Abergavenny. Wardens from the four churches (St Mary’s Priory, Christchurch, Holy Trinity and St Peter’s, Llanwenarth) will present him with ceremonial keys for the four churches to be put in to his care. Civic, local church and political leaders, along with representatives from all organisations Fr Mark is involved with are expected to attend.
The Service which starts at 7.30pm is open to all.