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St Mary's Church Brecon

Its perpendicular Buckingham Tower - the finest in Powys - dominates the landscape, making it the most prominent building in Brecon. Dedicated in honour of Our Lady, worship has been offered here for over 900 years. Following our Benedictine forbears, our open, inclusive and forward-looking community hopes to provide a place of prayer and refreshment where all are welcome. In so doing we are a living witness to the Good News offered by Our Saviour, Jesus Christ. 

Mission Statement


St Mary's is part of the Church, the Body of Christ; we seek to proclaim the Gospel in word and deed making known the presence of Christ through:

Worship -  which is both sacramental and scriptural; values our Anglican heritage; seeks to be inclusive and relevant to all; empowers us to a life of holiness and makes us alive to serve God in the world.

Welcome -  which recognizes in all the presence of Christ; reflects Christ as we strive to be a community of love; reaches out to all irrespective of race, gender, sexuality or creed.

Witness -   which nurtures a relationship with the people of our parish; exists for the transformation of the local community; serves that community through love and hospitality; gives glory to God.



Sunday: The Parish Eucharist - 9.30am.

Tuesday: Eucharist - 11am.

Holy days: As announced.

Centred on the Eucharist, our liturgy is in the liberal catholic tradition. It is offered simply and reverently with sacramental teaching and preaching.

The congregation is welcoming, inclusive and prayerful.

Unique among the churches of the diocese, St Mary's has music composed weekly for the Eucharist drawing upon Gregorian and plainsong influences.



Sunday 30th July. Although this is the 5th Sunday we will NOT be having the usual  joint ministry area service. Several members of St Mary's & St David's Llandew wish to attend Fr Michael's last service at 11am at the Cathedral. There will be the usual 9.30 service at St David's  Llanfaes.

Fr Michael will be licensed as Team Vicar at St Michael's Camden on Sunday 3rd September by the Bishop of Edmonton at 3pm and Judy is organising a coach from Brecon for those wishing to attend that service. We cannot say the cost until we know how many wish to go. If you do please give your name to Judy.(but note that she will be away from Monday until Saturday next week) 

August dates

Tuesday 1st August. Prayer Group meets at 8 Camden Crescent 4pm 

Sunday 20th August, Sunday lunch at The Castle. This should be last one before we meet once more at St Mary's. It is the 3rd Sunday this month to avoid the busy 2nd Jazz Sunday. Please let Liz Benning know if you wish to attend. 

Friday 29th September.  Choral  Evensong. To celebrate the reopening of St Mary's  


There is still time to add your name to the list of pilgrims. Contact Liz Benning  


UPDATE July 2017.

At the moment we are having major repairs to the roof. Hopefully this work will be completed by the beginning of September. More details at a later date

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