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

Archbishop John Enthroned

About 600 people from all over Wales filled Brecon Cathedral for the enthronement of Archbishop John on Saturday afternoon, 2 December 2017. The service began with a long procession, which included clergy, visiting bishops, diocesan legal officers, ecumenical and interfaith guests and representatives of academic institutions.

During the service, the Archbishop made his declaration and oath on the historic William Morgan Bible, specially brought from St Asaph Cathedral for the occasion, and he was placed in the Archiepiscopal chair (or throne) by the Bishop of Bangor, the Senior Bishop, who then presented him to the congregation.

For a gallery of images by Angela Hewitt, click on the Archbishop.

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