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

Christmas Tree Festival 9 - 12 December 2016
A CD recording of favourite Christmas music, featuring the Cathedral Choirs

This Week's Diary

Latest News and What's On

Christmas Service Times 2016Download PDF
An evening of Christmas music for all the family, featuring the Cathedral Choirs and children from local primary schools.
Christmas Tree Festival 9 - 12 December 2016More than 40 Christmas trees will be lighting up Brecon’s cathedral later this week representing local sch…
Judge Christopher Vosper Licensed as Chancellor
St Mary's Charity Christmas Card SalesDownload PDF
‘A warm welcome and a real privilege’: Rev Liz Wilson Reflects on her Time at the Cathedral
Bishop's Lent Appeal Cheques Awarded at Mission and Ministry CelebrationBrecon Street Pastors and Shelter Cymru were among four charities who have ben…