The New Year will bring with it much excitement at the Priory.
In July we both hope to unveil the Jesse Memorial Window and welcome the start of the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
On July 31st – day 1 of the Eisteddfod- Dr Rowan Williams will be the preacher at the main morning Service. Earlier in the year the Anglican churches in the town will host a number of fundraising events to support the National Eisteddfod. Next month (February 6th) we are happy to host “Messiah from scratch” in aid of the Eisteddfod funds.
The New Jesse Window designed by the nationally renowned designer Helen Whittaker of Barley Studios is on course to be installed this spring and will be ready to be unveiled in July.
Helen Whittaker is Creative Director of the renowned Barley Studios in York. Helen’s stained glass windows can be seen in many churches and cathedrals throughout the country. Helen is an alumni of The Prince of Wales School of Architecture and is a visiting tutor for their School of Traditional Arts. Her MA thesis was on Jesse Trees. Fr Mark said, “The window will be fitting memorial to my predecessor Dean Jeremy Winston who served this parish faithfully for 18 years until he was appointed Dean of Monmouth”.
We will join with the nation in giving thanks for HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday with a Concert on April 23rd. The New Year will also see the return of Elvis (aka Keith Davies)to the Priory to raise funds for your sister church, St Peter’s at Llanwenarth Citra.
The Priory Church will mark the great Christian Festivals through out the year and we will again be involved in the Abergavenny Food Festival.