2015 sees us marking the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, in which Welsh bowmen from this area played such a big part. Among those at the Battle was William ap Thomas, who with his wife Gladys are buried in St Mary’s Priory Church.
As part of a series of activities throughout June at Brecon, Tretower Court and Raglan Castle we will hold our Medieval Family Day on Saturday, June 6th at the Castle.
On Sunday, October 25th (the actual anniversary day) a wreath will be blessed at a Service at Brecon Cathedral at 3pm and transported to Abergavenny for Evensong at the Priory Church at 6pm, when it will be laid on William ap Thomas’ Tomb.
We are excited to be hosting the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies Regional Arrangers Competition on June 17th & 18th.
Arrangers, in different categories will do arrangements under the overall title of Ancient & Modern.
Spring Half Tern week will see us hosting different Choirs on different days, singing music from different centuries.
In addition to these events we will also mark the great Christian Festivals of the year with relevant liturgies. Our Lent Preaching Series this year will look at the Celtic Saints and preachers will include the Prior of Caldey and Bishop of St Asaph. We are the last stop on the Diocesan Walk with Mary on July 1st before the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham in late August. The Holywell Community are introducing some new church gatherings : Cafe Church at Christchurch on Sunday at 3pm(starting January 11th) and on Tuesday evening every month at Hoy Trinity Creative Pray Space (starting January 13th).