Welcome to Brecon Cathedral

the-dean.jpgCathedral Vision

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

Cathedral Services


  • Eucharist 8.00 am
  • Cathedral Eucharist 11.00 am
  • Choral Evensong 3.30 pm

Daily Eucharist

  • Monday 5.00 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9.00 am
  • Wednesday 11.00 am
  • Friday 12 noon

Daily Offices

  • Morning Prayer 8.30 am Monday-Friday
  • Evening Prayer 6.00 pm Monday-Wednesday
  • Choral Evensong 6.00 pm Thursday and Friday (in term-time, otherwise spoken) 

Cathedral What's On

SATURDAY 11TH JUNE at 7.30pm BRECKNOCK SINFONIA CONCERT Conductor: Michael Bell Soloist: Jonathan Holmes Wagner: Prelude to Lohengrin, Poulenc: Or…
Cathedral Singing Weekend 3 - 5 June, 2016The Brecon Cathedral Singing Weekend 2016 will run from the evening of Friday 3rd June to Sunday 5th June. E…
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…
Events in the Cathedral including: Eucharist, Evening Prayer,Bell Ringing Practise, Organ Rehearsals, Bell Ringers and more..