On the day he is to host the Diocesan Farewell Service for the Bishop, Fr Mark Soady, Vicar of Abergavenny said “I wish to place on record my thanks to Bishop Dominic for his leadership. He has been a great preacher and teacher, not least in his Lenten Bible Studies. He has been a good Pastor to us pastors, and a living example of servant leadership and monastic hospitality”.
The service will include a special setting of the office hymn for the feast “Hail, harbinger of morn”, written by the Priory’s Director of Music Tim Pratt. The service opens with the Introit ‘Jesu the ver though of thee’, followed by a Hymn of Thanksgiving “Thy hand o God has guided’ and closes with another hymn of thanks “Now thank we all our God”. During administration of the Holy Communion the Choir wills ing the motet ” Beati quorum via” – Stanford.
Around 200 invited guests will attend a reception in the Priory Centre after the service at which a presentation will be
made to the Bishop.