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

Brecon Cathedral’s annual Choristers’ Concert will feature a performance of ‘Grenfell from Today’, which was recorded by Truro Cathedral Choir as a sp…
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.
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
Free Lunchtime Concerts take place on Fridays during June, July and August. A retiring collection is taken to raise money towards the running costs of…