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

The clergy will be at the Diocesan Clergy School from Monday 2nd July until Thursday 5th July. There will be no Morning Prayer or Evening Prayer on those days. Services resume as usual with Choral Evensong on Thursday 5th July at 6pm

This Week's Diary

Latest News and What's On

Brecknock Art Society's Summer Exhibition takes place from July 3 to July 17. The exhibition is open from 10am-4pm and after morning service on the Su…
Jon Pilgrim has been appointed as Assistant Organist of Brecon Cathedral. Jon began his experience of sacred music as a chorister at St Leonard's Chu…
Rev Alison Jones was installed as a canon of Brecon Cathedral at the weekend. Many thanks to Angela Hewitt for these photographs.
This year’s Cathedral singing weekend will take place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd  June.  The event is an opportunity for singers with some experien…
Sustainability, conservation and local heritage will be celebrated at Brecon Cathedral’s first Convivium Festival, which is taking place this summer…
Former Chancellor of Brecon Cathedral Arthur Howells' book on the life of Brother Ramon has just been published. This is the first biography of Broth…
The Bible study group at Brecon Cathedral, which meets every week, is proving popular. Canon Residentiary Dr Mark Clavier, who leads the classes,…
Enjoy the Brecon Cathedral Virtual Reality (VR) Tour. Visit all 6 floors in this unique opportunity to explore the cathedral