Ministry Team

Here’s our wonderful Ministry Team

Rev Canon Jeremy Harris – Ministry Area Leader

Rev Jeremy Harris

Hello I’m Jeremy and I’m the Ministry Area Leader. I moved to Magor in 2009 having previously been the curate of Monmouth. After many years as a lay minister I began training for the ordained ministry in my early 40’s at St Michael’s college in Llandaff; with a degree in theology from Lampeter  and an MPhil from Cardiff Universities. Prior to ordination I spent 20 years working in finance having qualified as an accountant in the 1980’s and then going on to work in the public, charity and private sectors. I now describe myself as a ‘recovering accountant’! Although I’ve worked all around the UK (and a short time abroad) I’ve always considered South East Wales to be my home and it’s a great joy and honour to serve as a Priest here in Monmouth Diocese. In my spare time I’m passionate about hill walking and set myself the goal of walking at least 2,000 miles every year – you may have seen me out and about locally. I also enjoy travelling, history and genealogy.

Contact: or 01633 882266 or 01633 882551

Rev Samuel Patterson – Curate

Hi I’m Samuel and I’m the Curate here in the Magor Ministry Area. I grew up in Abergavenny where I met my wife Katy before leaving for University in Reading to study Robotics (hence you’ll often find me building or tinkering with things in my free time). After my degree I went back to Abergavenny for a few years as part of the Holywell Community doing outreach work with the churches there. I then went to train for Ordination in Cardiff, during which time Katy and I got married, before moving here to Undy. In my free time you’ll either find me in the garage building something or relaxing at home or in the cinema watching primarily Sci-fi or Comic book series/films. I also enjoy going out and exploring the gorgeous countryside we are surrounded by.

Contact: or 01633 882266 or 01633 882016

Rev Hilary Prest – Associate Priest

rev-hilary-prestI’m Hilary and In 2009 I retired from fulltime employment after working for 36 years in the insurance industry in South Wales and the South West of England.

Prior to ordination,  I was a Licenced Lay Minister from 2005, in the parish of Bassaleg and on retirement I became more  involved on a day to day basis in the parish. I also volunteered with the Chaplaincy Department at the Royal Gwent Hospital. I was ordained Deacon in 2015 and Priest in 2016 and continued ministry in Bassaleg. 

I moved to the Magor Ministry Area in May 2018.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends,  and also  visiting different parts of the UK for holidays.

Rev Allan Davies – Associate Priest

I’m Allan and I am an Associate Priest in the Magor Ministry Area. 

I hail from the beautiful city of Swansea, and moved to Magor in 2002. I started my working life as an apprentice Electrical Engineer and later joined the National Grid working in the Work Study and Planning Office.

In 1966 I married Gaynor, and we have two children Natalie and Gavin, who have blessed us with five grandchildren between the ages of 10yrs and 21yrs. I have always had a keen interest in sport, but now I tend to watch and be an ‘arm chair critic’.

My church background is Anglo Catholic, and I have been involved in the church all my life. After studying in St Michael’s College Llandaff, I was Ordained in 2012 and licensed to Magor Ministry Area, where it has been a privilege to serve in the church and community.

Mandy East – Curate

Assisting Clergy

We have a number of other clergy who assist from time to time in the Ministry Area with services and other events.

  • Canon John Heales
  • Rev Sue Collingbourne
  • Rev David Collingbourne

Licensed Ministers

We also have a number of lay ministers on our team who help with our weekly services.

Licensed Lay Ministers

  • Graham Lynch

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

  • Ian Benton