We are pleased that Tim Pratt our Director of Music has been awarded the Archbishop of Wales Award for Church Music.
The award is given to Tim for his contribution to music in the Diocese of Monmouth in general and at St Mary’s Priory Church in particular. Tim is Headmaster of Caerleon Comprehensive School having previously worked at St Teilo’s Church in Wales School, Cardiff.
The A.W.A.C.M. is a major award which is aimed very much at senior and professional level for those who are organists and choir-trainers.
It was originally created by Archbishop Alwyn Rice Jones in consultation with a former Cambridge choral scholar, the late Mr David Blott. For some years David was the Organist of Wimborne Minster in Dorset, and on his retirement he and his wife Margaret made their home here in Wales at Dyserth. The A.W.A.C.M. was first conferred in 1997, and amongst those who have been honoured are the organists of several of the Welsh cathedrals together with the organists of a number of parish churches in both North and South Wales.
The Award aims to encourage and recognize the work of those achieving exceptional standards in church music, and who have devoted a significant amount of their time serving within Wales.
The award will be presented by the Most Revd Dr Barry Morgan , Archbishop of Wales, at a Service in All Saints Church, Oystermouth on April 26th.