Archive for July, 2016


During the Eisteddfod the Tithe Barn will have extended Opening hours

Monday – Friday 10am -6pm

Saturday 6th 10am – 4pm

Yea re closed on Sundays


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Among those presented to HRH The Prince of Wales on his visit to St Mary’s Priory were Staff and Volunteers.

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Volunteer gardeners and handyman are presented, while Site Manager Paul Thompson looks on

Canon Mark Soady said “We could not run this site without the vast hours of volunteer help we get – we are very grateful to them.

If you’d like to volunteer to help email: enquiries@stmarys-priory.org

We are always looking for volunteers:-

  • welcomers
  • gardeners
  • Learning Service assistance (DBS Checks necessary)


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As HRH The Prince of Wales arrives today (July 7th) for his third visit since the year 2000, Sir Trefor Morris, Chairman of the St Mary’s Priory Development Trust is pleased to announce that the Prince of Wales has graciously accepted the Trust’s invitation to continue as its  Patron.


HRH and Sir Trefor in July 2000


             The Prince of Wales has been patron of the Trust  since its beginning, and His Royal Highness has most recently taken a keen and key interest in the design of the Jesse Window. The window has been designed by Helen Whittaker, a graduate and now visiting lecturer The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, and will be dedicated later today as Phase 1 of the development of the Lewis Chapel into a more accessible place of worship, and to provide further facilities for learning and community use in conjunction with those in the Tithe Barn.

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The newly installed Jesse Window in Memory of Dean Jeremy Winston has at its base flowers and plants from the Abbot’s Garden it overlooks.


The Garden is maintained by volunteers and is both a place of quiet reflection and a resource for our Learning Service.

Medicinal plants

  •  Wounds and skin healing (plantain, St Johns wort, comfrey, calendula) and a bumble bee
  •  Headaches and mental strain (rosemary, feverfew and lavender)
  •  Nervous system (borage, lemon balm, tansy)
  • Coughs and colds (elecampane, lungwort, chamomile, hyssop) and a Jersey Tiger moth (a rare moth spotted in Wales)

Teachers wanting to plan a school visit for the new academic year are asked to email Catherine at enquiries@stamrys-priory.org

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