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.
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.
9.30 Sung Eucharist with sermon
11.00 Said Eucharist
Our worship in St Mary's is centred on the Eucharist, which is sung on a Sunday morning and includes a short sermon which takes its theme from the Bible readings. The Tuesday morning Eucharist is a said celebration without a sermon. We meet after both services for refreshments.
You can be assured of a warm welcome at either of our services as we strive as a Church community to be welcoming, open and inclusive. We would love to see you whether you are just visiting Brecon or live locally.
We meet on Tuesdays in church at 4.30. It is nothing very complicated. We simply sit in silence for 20-30 minutes. The idea is to have a chance to try and listen to God. In any conversation we both speak and listen. Often we think of praying as asking for things either for ourselves or others. There is nothing wrong with this. However perhaps God has things He wants to say to us. This is simply a chance for Him to get a word in edgeways.
So if you would like to join us please come. Everyone is welcome. We do lock the church doors at 4.30 otherwise people think that the Cafe is open and wander in wanting tea etc. so to save getting disturbed we shut the doors. You do not have to commit to coming each week. Just come as often as it suites you.
Any questions please contact me. Dennis Parry 01874 665400. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tower Café offers a warm Benedictine welcome to all its customers. Situated within the glorious setting of Brecon, the Café sits at the geographical heart of this Welsh market town. < Visit Our Website >