More Than Just a Place to Meet

Centre Manager


Ange was born in London 1963, brought up in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean and trained as a Psychiatric Nurse in Coney Hill Training Hospital, Gloucester. She travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East, including a year on a Kibbutz. Ange undertook a two-year Foundation Course in Biblical Studies, Grace Church, Hereford; and a one-year course at the Leadership Academy, Kings Church, Newport. She is an active member (Soldier) in the Salvation Army and is trained as an Active Listener; Level 3 Child Counselling and Level 3 Christian Counselling. She is also trained as a Restorative Justice Practitioner via Youth Offending Team.

Our Patron


Andrew Tuggey CBE DL is Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent and former High Sheriff. He is Chair of Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund Panel, ScoutsCymru, and Aneurin Bevan UHB Ffrind-i-Mi Advisory Panel. He is a previous Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at Houses of Parliament. He is a former Army Officer.

Our Trustees


Peter Millward, BSc, PGCE, has lived in Abergavenny since 1973. He is a chemist by training, and a Methodist Local Preacher by calling. A teacher for twelve years, from Stowe School to Vaynor and Penderyn Comprehensive School, he was then a professional long-term foster carer and lately a self-employed copy-editor and proofreader. He has been married since 1964 with two adult daughters. 

Alan Freebury -Treasurer


Dr Huw Morgan is a retired GP and medical missionary. He was in practice in a socially deprived area of inner-city Bristol for over twenty years before working in India, Nepal and Eastern Europe supporting medical education. He moved to Abergavenny in 2011 (having previously lived here from 1977-80 doing post-graduate training).


Fr Mark has been involved with young people through most of ministry as a University and Army Chaplain. For his thesis on his ministry in this field he was granted a MCGI. He is currently Area Dean of Abergavenny and Prior of a new Monastic Community.

Prior to ordained ministry he worked as a Registered Mental Nurse, and later as Head of Office for the only UK President of the EU, Roy, Lord Jenkins of Hillhead.


Alison Stroud

Dr Alison Stroud is Head of Speech and Language Therapy in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Head of Wales Office for Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

She regularly gives advice and evidence to Welsh Government committees across Health and Education and is influential on early language strategies for children and the links between poverty and deprivation.  She champions early prevention measures as well as support for those in youth offending services.


A journalist by profession, Caroline has worked for BBC Radio and local newspapers, including as Chief Sub Editor of the South Wales Argus. She is currently Production Manager for Newsquest Group Editorial Services.

She is churchwarden for St Mary’s Priory Church, a member of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales, and Chair of the Fr Ignatius Memorial Trust. She has one daughter and two granddaughters.

Our other trustees are:

Mary Kennedy

The Reverend Andrew Willie

Peter Nuttall

The Reverend Michael Marsden