Archive for September, 2015

St Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny

Charity Christmas Cards go on sale in the Tithe Barn from 6th October – 23rd  December:
Monday-Saturday 10.00-16.00.


Canon Mark Soady:

It is great to welcome back Cards for Good Causes. Do support them please!

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A group of volunteers meets every Tuesday morning to make Tudor clothing which can then be used by schoolchildren visiting the Tithe Barn. Under the leadership of Rosemary Carter the group are now in their ninth year.ABBOTS GARDEN 2010 034

Rosemary explains the importance of the work by emphasising. “It is important for children to be able to feel what it might have been like to wear these costumes.”

If you school would like to find out more about arranging a morning doing our Tudor workshops please call Rebecca on (01873)858787 or email enquiries@stmarys-priory.org.

Other workshops include:

  • a day in the life of a Tudor Monk – led by our present day New Monastic Community Members
  • Tudor Music
  • Tudor Games & Past times
  • Tudor food & medicine, including a visit to our specially constructed monastic gardenworkshops1

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We are pleased to be again hosting part of the Food Festival of on our site, see what the church is laying on as welcome also.

During the Festival Cream Teas will be available on the Vicarage Lawn.ff3

The Holywell Community will host a series of prayer stations at St Mary’s, for example, a fruit tree to tie messages on, opportunity for giving thanks.  At the  display on the local  food bank there will be a collection point where visitors can leave donations for those for who struggle financially to feed themselves.

A special  ‘fast’ menu will be available at the Tithe Barn Food Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Fair Trade Tea and Coffee will be on sale- and a Fair Trade stand will  open on the site for the Festival weekend.

The Exhibition and Tapestry will be open all weekend for visitors to see.

The inner Courtyard will again be transformed in to the Souk , where new traders will have their stalls, while Fish, Oysters and Champagne will be available in the outer courtyard.

Details of MASTER CLASSES in the Priory Centre

Details of STALLS


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The Adjourned AGM of the Priory House Company at which the Annual Accounts will be received will be in the Tithe Barn on September 15th at 6pm

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