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

Bishop John Appointed as Archbishop of Wales

John Davies, who has served as the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon for the past nine years, has been chosen as the 13th Archbishop of Wales. Click on his image for more information.

Meet Our New Residentiary Canon, Dr Mark Clavier

For more about Mark, please click on his image.

This Week's Diary

Latest News and What's On

Brecon Singers: Come and Sing Brahms Requiem! Saturday 11 November 2017
St Mary's Charity Christmas Card Sales
Bishop John Appointed as Archbishop of Wales
Brecon Cathedral Appoints Dr Mark Clavier as its New Residentiary Canon
Free Lunchtime Concerts take place on Fridays during June, July and August. A retiring collection is taken to raise money towards the running costs of…
Thomas Coxhead is the new Assistant Organist at Brecon Cathedral and Christ College