Archive for April, 2018

ON The Feast of the Blessed Virgin May, our Patron Saint we are re-launching our Church Guidebook to include the amazing developments that have happened in the church over the last decade.

The previous Guidebook was acclaimed as the Best Church Guidebook by the Church Monuments Society in 2013, following judging by Sir Simon Jenkins.



The Guidebook is produced by RJL Smith of Much Wenlock and costs £3.50.

The Guidebook opens with a message from our Royal Patron , HRH The Prince  of Wales.

In his welcome to the book the Vicar & Prior, Canon Mark Soady reminds the reader that the Priory has ” evolved to meet the needs of the community it is called to serve, moving from enclosed monastic community to a Parish Church”. He also makes mention of the creation of the Holywell New Monastic Community reflecting, “Many have commented on the sense of prayerfulness that the rejuvenation of the Benedictine lifestyle….has enabled”.

  • As Lady Day (The Feast of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary) could not fall on Palm Sunday it has this year been translated to the first available date after Easter Week, ie Monday, April 9th.



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