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Eucharist

‘Eucharist’ comes from the Greek word for ‘thanksgiving’. At the Eucharist the Church remembers Jesus’ last supper where he gave bread and wine to be his body and blood, a sign of his saving love. See also Holy Communion.

Home Brecon Cathedral Opening hours

Opening hours

From November 1st, the Cathedral is open only for services.

Sunday Services

8.00am Said Eucharist (1984 Rite).

11.00am Cathedral Eucharist (choir in term time).

3.30pm Choral Evensong (term time only).

Mid-week Services

Wednesday 12.00pm Said Eucharist

Thursdays and Fridays 6.00pm Choral Evensong (term time only)

The Cathedral shop is only open on Saturdays from 11am-4pm.


The town is situated on the main A40 trunk road, midway between Abergavenny to the East and Llandovery to the West. It is also accessible from the South (Cardiff) via the A470 and the North East (Builth Wells, Hay On Wye, Hereford etc.) via the A470 and the A465. The Cathedral is situated on the B4520 and is well signposted as you enter the town - just follow the brown signs.

Access, Parking, Toilets etc.

There is a pay-and-display car park next to the Cathedral (we receive income from ticket sales but not from fines), and this includes disabled parking and space for two coaches or buses. There are toilets inside the south west entrance to the Cathedral and also behind Pilgrims restaurant. The north door (from the graveyard) has steps through the porch into the Cathedral. The south west door (accessed from inside the Close) has lift access. There are no other steps in the Cathedral (excepting areas which are normally out of bounds to visitors).