MAC St. Michaels

Welcome to the Monmouth Marches Ministry Area Website


Today's Monmouth Marches Ministry Area inherits a thousand years and more of Christian history. Our churches are ancient centres of worship and 21st century resources for our communities. Some have been reshaped by generous Victorians. Others remain simple chapels built for monks before Henrey VIII dissolved the monasteries. All are beautiful in their different ways. Please visit them and share in their beauty and peace when you can: access can be arranged by using the places page on this website. And we have created video tours of some of them, which you can find on the resources page of this website.

Notices from the Monmouth Marches Ministry Area

Bee Kind to Bees at Llandogo

By Dan | 30th May 2023

‘Bee Kind to Bees’ nature day at Llandogo churchyard. Join us from 11 am to 4 pm – fascinating facts, refreshments, stalls treasure hunt, prizes.

Ministry Area Away Day

By Tim Dack | 30th May 2023

Join us for Monmouth Marches Ministry Area Away day: 9am to 3pm on Saturday 14th October at Llanarth Village Hall  

Meet n Eat

By Tim Dack | 27th May 2023

Hi, from this week, Meet n Eat is on Monday and Friday lunchtimes at Ty Price Community Hall (opposite St Thomas’s). Free food and company. Llovely toasties, jacket potatoes and more. It’s for everyone, come and try it!

4pm at the Priory this Sunday

By Tim Dack | 27th May 2023

Come to our 4pm at the Priory service this Sunday

Trellech Teas

By Tim Dack | 27th May 2023

Trellech Teas at St Nicholas Church, Trellech. Everything freshly home baked. 2nd and 4th Fridays 2.30pm to 4.30pm (break during August)

Choral Evensong

By Tim Dack | 27th May 2023

Come to Choral Evensong at St Mary’s Priory Church on Sunday 4th June at 6pm and support the church choral tradition.

Cwmcarvan Quiz

By Tim Dack | 26th May 2023

Cwmcarvan Quiz 2023 Cwmcarvan QUIZ!! Friday 2nd June – Round 1 of 5 starts 7:00pm at Cwmcarvan Church. Teams of up to 5, £5 Adults, £2 Children, which includes a hot dog. Drinks available. Please advise intended attendance to 01600-860938 or , so we can cater correctly.

Quiz and Hot Dog Evening

By Tim Dack | 25th May 2023

Quiz and Hot Dog Evening In aid of St. Martin’s, Penyclawdd Saturday 24th June at 7.00pm in the Hall Tickets – £8.00 Hot Dogs, onions and other refreshments The hall is not licensed so please, if you want them, bring your own alcoholic drinks.  

Monmouth Marches Ministry Area is Official!

By Dan | 10th December 2022

Working Together, Building Together, Worshipping Together. Monmouth Marches Ministry Area is launched.

Church Street and St. Mary’s Making Movies

By Dan | 14th November 2022

When Soho moved to Church Street


Monmouth Marches Ministry Area Inauguration Service

Friends from the 19 churches of the Ministry Area gathered when Bishop Cherry officiated at a service in which the Monmouth Marches Ministry Area and its 19 parishes became a single benefice. The Reverend Timothy Dack was installed as Team Rector and all priests holding the Bishop's license were relicensed to the Ministry Area.

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Reverend Tim & Karen arrived in Monmouth at the start of the pandemic. Karen is a Team Vicar whilst Tim serves as Team Rector/Ministry Area Leader and Area Dean

The Reverend Timothy and the Reverend Karen Dack

Karen, Tim, Catherine, Dan, Dominic and so many others were involved in producing videos to encourage and support our congregations during the pandemic. Click on the 'resources' button below to watch these videos.


One of our churches, St Nicholas, Trellech

This beautiful church serves the community of Trellech and its surrounds. For more information about this and our many other churches please click on the blue 'places' button at the top of this page.

St Mary's Priory Church, Monmouth

St Marys Dusk by Rhiannon

Meet our Team Priests and Deacons

Tim Dack garden

Reverend Timothy Dack

Dean and Team Rector (MAL)

Tel +07958 022782



Simple cross and stained glass at St Maughans

Reverend Dan Damon

Team Deacon for Llandogo, Cwmcarvan and Dingestow

Tel +07879 817090


Reverend Canon Colin Wilcox

Team Priest for Tregare and Penyclawdd


Reverend Janet Bromley

Team Priest, St Thomas's and Pastoral Visitor Co-ordinator

Karen Dack celebrates Christmas Communion

Reverend Karen Dack

Team Vicar and Central Group Leader

Tel +07495 445807



Reverend Owen Williams

Team Priest, Mitchel Troy & St Wonnows

Tel +01600 711518


Reverend Julie Barrell

Team Priest, Llanvihangel Ystern Llewern


Reverend Margaret Cooling

Team Priest, St Cenedlon, Rockfield

C Haynes

Reverend Dr. Catherine Haynes

Team Vicar, St Thomas's and Community Engagement Priest

Tel +07791 389962


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Reverend Liz Perry

Team Vicar, Llanishen Group

Tel + 01600 860350


St Nicholas Trellech inside altar and east window

Reverend Rosemary Dagger

Team Priest, Trellech and Penallt

Simple cross and stained glass at St Maughans

Paul Stafford

Team Lay Minister,

Llandogo and St Maughan's




Bishop Dominic preaching at St Wonnows

Bishop Dominic Walker

Team Priest St Maughan's

Tel +01600 772151


entrance to st Maughans

Reverend Jane Avery

Team Priest, Llandogo

Tel +01594 837013


St Michaels Tintern Parva

Reverend Jan Pain

Team Deacon, St Michael's, Tintern

Tel +01291 624017

Penallt Old Church with Daffodils

Lyn Harper

Team Lay Minister,

Old Church, Penallt




Our pastoral team is happy to visit those in the community who, because of their present circumstances cannot attend church to receive Holy Communion, especially those in residential homes. If you would like one of our pastoral visitors to bring extended communion please get in touch with the Reverend Catherine our Community Engagement Priest who will pass on your details to the pastoral team.

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