Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Brecon Cathedral (Brecon)

The cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is the cathedral in the old Welsh town of Brecon, serving the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon.

It was raised to cathedral status at the foundation of the see in 1923.

The cathedral is a massive cruciform building of red sandstone, and formerly served a Benedictine priory.

The present building dates from the Norman period, and from this period the font and nave walls remain.

The cathedral is not far from the remains of Brecon Castle.

The famous writer Gerald of Wales was Archdeacon at the priory.

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