On Sunday night the Bishop of Monmouth Collated Fr Mark Soady as a Canon of the Cathedral Church of St Woolos, Newport before the Cathedral Dean Installed him in to the Canon’s Stall of St Teilo.
Speaking at the service the Bishop said:
“We are blessed with (his) ministry and (his) commitment to serve in God’s Kingdom. It is a reminder that becoming a Canon is not just an accolade, but a responsibility. It is an opportunity to promote Kingdom values through the Cathedral in its wider ministry to the Diocese.”
“Mark is a popular and well-known representative of Christ in Abergavenny and further afield. He has political connections which allows him an ongoing conversation with those in government. His work with the Army and local University as a chaplain has demonstrated his concern to be with people in all sorts of conditions. His passion and vision for setting up the Holywell Community has provided a clear example of the church serving through hospitality and prayer the needs of the wider society.”
Canon Soady served as Minor Canon at the cathedral from 2003-2008 and as Hon Priest Vicar from 2011.