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

This Week's Diary

Latest News and What's On

A Franciscan Way of Life - a new book by Arthur Howells Former Chancellor of Brecon Cathedral Arthur Howells' book on the life of Brother Ramon has j…
Engaging in faith at cathedral’s popular Bible study classes The Bible study group at Brecon Cathedral, which meets every week, is proving popula…
Enjoy the Brecon Cathedral Virtual Reality (VR) Tour. Visit all 6 floors in this unique opportunity to explore the cathedral
Bishop John Appointed as Archbishop of Wales
Brecon Cathedral Appoints Dr Mark Clavier as its New Residentiary Canon
Thomas Coxhead is the new Assistant Organist at Brecon Cathedral and Christ College