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

Latest News and What's On

Caritas Consort will be performing at Brecon Cathedral on Saturday, March 23. Proceeds will go to Tenovus Cancer Care and Brecon Cathedral and ticket…
The challenge of being a Christian in a consumer society is at the heart of Dr Mark Clavier’s new book, which was launched at Brecon Cathedral last ni…
THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER  at 6.30pm CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Carols for Choir and Audience with the choirs of Brecon Cathedral and Priory School. Ticket…
Brecon Cathedral Brecon Heritage and Cultural Network   This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of a new, collaborative, digital in…
This year's Advent Procession will take place at 5pm on December 2. All are welcome.
There is a way you can raise money for Brecon Cathedral this Christmas at no cost to you. Every purchase you make through the Give as you Live scheme…
Cards for Good Causes are back at St Mary's Church in Brecon. The pop-up shop will be open until December 15.