St Mary's Priory Abergavenny: The Priory Centre

The month at St Mary's Priory, Abergavenny


Advent Carol Service

December 3rd at 6pm: Advent Carol Service: Festival of Light

Bishops on the Sacrament

 The series of addresses on the Sacraments will be during the 11am Parish Eucharist at St Mary’s Priory:

 December 3: Bishop Dominic Walker OGS (author of Healing Ministry) on Healing

 December 10: The Sub Prior on Christain Initiation

 December 17: Bishop Roger Jupp (Superior-General of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament) on The Holy Eucharist

December 24: Bishop of Monmouth (The Church in Wales Ministry Bishop) on Ordination




We think it is important to take the Christmas message out in action, as well as in song, so we have planed the following programme.


We started doing so already!  We have dispatched over 80 shoe boxes containing gifts for the needy in Romania, with the help of Blythswood Care.

We are now collecting gifts for young adults who have recently left the care of Monmouthshire County Council Social Services.


Church without walls Carols

In the week before Christmas we will be taking the good news of Christmas out of our Church buildings:

Saturday, December 16th

During the afternoon we will take the Nativity story out on the streets of Aberagavenny as we walk from Holy Trinity Church, Baker Street to St Mary’s Priory Church, Monk Street via  Red Square and the Market.


Tuesday, December 19th

We will be singing Carols in Public Houses in the town


Wednesday, December 20th

Belmont Nursing Home and Sheltered Housing is where we will be found in the afternoon singing carols and telling the Christmas story.


Thursday, December 21st

We will visit  the following Nursing Homes to sing carols:

Cantref, Rozelle and Avenue Road




December 4th

7pm St John Gwent Carol Service with the Archbishop of Wales, including a Christmas Fair in the Priory Centre


December 5th

6pm Cantref School’s Carol Concert & Christingle Service


December 8th

7pm Tenovus Light up a Life


December 10th

4.15pm Carols in the Tithe Barn Courtyard as part of the Abergavenny Winter Food Festival.


December 13th

11am Abergavenny Wives Fellowship Advent Carols


December 16th

Vision of Hope Carol Concert with Dr Rowan Williams


December 18th 

7pm Carols by Candlelight at Christchurch, North Street

December 20th

6pm Deri View School Carols and Christingle Service


December 21st

7pm King Henry VIII School Christmas Concert and Carol Service


December 22nd

6pm Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols with the Priory Church Choir


December 24th

4pm Christingle Service, including the Holywell Community’s Nativity Play

11.30pm First Eucharist of Christmas


Christmas Day

8am Holy Eucharist

11am Sung Eucharist with Carols




Photo Competition


 The theme of the Competition  is The Spirit of Christmas and there are three age groups— 11 and under, 12- 18, and adult.

The closing date is December 29, but we hope people will send in their photographs before that, so they can be mounted on boards to display in St Mary’s, and in the other churches after judging.

This is for amateur photographers only and entries are limited to one per person, no larger than A4 prints. All entries should be submitted as a print— sorry, we cannot take email entries.

Aplication Form 



Dedication of Lewis Chapel Altar & Blessing of Jesse Plinth

The Bishop of Monmouth will Consecrate the Lewis Chapel Altar and Bless the Plinth at a service at 2.30pm on November 21st (the 6th Anniversary of the Death of Dean Jeremy Winston, the previous Vicar).

During the Ceremony the Chapel will be renamed St Joseph Chapel. 

This is a ticket only service. (Applications for tickets have now closed)

More information

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