Welcome to Brecon Cathedral

Dean's Welcome


"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

What's Happening

After new guidelines were published  by the Church in Wales, all public services at the Cathedral have now been cancelled. Clergy will be available for pastoral support via phone or email. We are also exploring other ways to provide support within the parameters of Government recommendations and Church guidelines. We will keep you updated.

In the meantime, we ask that you hold the Cathedral community in your prayers as we uphold the world in ours.

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jn 16.33.

Easter Day service with the Archbishop of Wales from Brecon Cathedral

Click here to watch the service.