Welcome to Brecon Cathedral

the-dean.jpgCathedral Vision

We proclaim God's love in worship so that holiness can dawn and lives be transformed

The purpose of this magnificent Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist is to worship God. We pray here every day, following the pattern of St Benedict. The Cathedral welcomes everyone who passes through, if you are visiting as a tourist, come to offer your personal prayers and light a candle, or interested in history, architecture or stained glass windows. There are many things to see and learn about.

I hope as you visit the Cathedral you will come to know something of Christ's peace where Christians have worshipped for 900 years. I also hope that this will be a place where 'holiness dawns' in the hearts and lives of the guests and pilgrims who visit us.

We hope you will catch something of the mystery and peace of God here, and tell others so they may come to be welcomed too.

The Very Reverend Dr Paul Shackerley
Dean of Brecon

Cathedral Services


  • Eucharist 8.00 am
  • Cathedral Eucharist 11.00 am
  • Choral Evensong 3.30 pm

Daily Eucharist

  • Monday 5.00 pm
  • Tuesday 10.30 am
  • Wednesday 11.00 am
  • Thursday, and Saturday 9.00 am
  • Friday 12 noon

Daily Offices

  • Morning Prayer 8.30 am Monday-Friday
  • Evening Prayer 6.00 pm Monday-Wednesday
  • Choral Evensong 6.00 pm Thursday and Friday (in term-time, otherwise spoken) 

What's On

Trinity Baroque - A Birthday Feast Sunday 23 October 7.00 pm
Remembrance Concert Friday 11 November 8.00 pm
Sing the Messiah with Brecon Singers: Saturday 19 November 1.30pm
Stained Glass Monthly Workshops, Saturdays