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


The Dean and Brecon Cathedral are praying for Josh, his family, and his closest colleagues in the army, at a time of shock and sadness.

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

Petertide Ordinations of Deacons in Swansea and Brecon Diocese
Petertide Ordinations of Priests in Swansea and Brecon Diocese
Choral Evensong with the Signing of the Twinning Agreement Between the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon and the Diocese of Asante Mampong
Stained Glass Monthly Workshops, Saturdays
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..