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

Cards for Good Causes are back at St Mary's Church in Brecon. The pop-up shop will be open until December 15.
This is the programme for ringing in Brecon on Remembrance Sunday:   Half-muffled ringing 9.00-9.30 St David's (before the service) 10.00-10.45 St…
There was a royal visitor at this morning's Eucharist at Brecon Cathedral. Queen Mpumi from KwaZulu Natal, Gugu Ngcobo, Brigadier General Edward Rama…
Examples of how churches across Wales are reaching out and taking the Christian message to those around them can be seen in a film which was…
If you've ever fancied playing the organ at Brecon Cathedral, there's a workshop with Director of Music Stephen Power in September. Details of how t…
Brecon Cathedral's lunchtime concert series for 2018 will end with a performance by the famous Mousehole Male Voice Choir from Cornwall. The Choir fo…