AN ENERGETIC and enthusiastic young couple have come to live in Abergavenny to lead the local Salvation Army church.

Lieutenants Nick and Jenni Pryor are both 29-years-old and Abergavenny is their first ever posting as Salvation Army officers.

Since moving to the Monmouthshire market town in late summer, the pair have been getting to know Abergavenny and its people.


Nick is originally from West Yorkshire and studied at Loughborough University. He formerly worked as an assistant to an MP.

Jenni was raised in Cannock, has worked in the care sector and her parents are church leaders for The Salvation Army in Wrexham in North Wales.

The couple have two young children – Charlie who is 4 and Eliza who is 2-years-old.

They have spent the last two years living and studying at The Salvation Army’s William Booth College in London.

Nick said: “We are both excited to have taken up our new positions in Abergavenny. We’ve been lucky to have been able to spend the lovely warm summer getting out and about and getting to know our new community.

“The Salvation Army is an international Christian Church and charity which is dedicated to living out the gospel by caring for people who are vulnerable or in need in every community. The Salvation Army in Abergavenny is no different and we are here when you need us with compassionate support and practical help.”

Jenni said: “Abergavenny is our first posting as Salvation Army officers. It’s a lovely town and we have been made to feel very welcome here and are extremely happy. Since we’ve been here, it’s been a joy to witness the commitment and dedication of the members and volunteers at our church and our charity shop. It’s really made a big impression on me and we’re looking forward to working with them to serve our new community.”

Family worship takes place at The Salvation Army hall on Victoria Street at 10.00am on Sunday.

At 2.00pm on Monday is CAMEO - short for Come And Meet Each Other. This is a session for older people involving worship, bible study and topical discussion with a cup of tea and a biscuit.

On Friday at 5.45pm, there’s a Kids Alive Youth Club at the hall for children aged 5 – 11-years-old.

The Salvation Army charity shop at 30 Frogmore Street is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Saturday and sells a range of goods including clothing and jewellery.  

For more information about The Salvation Army in Abergavenny, visit: