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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.



The work on our roof has now been completed and the Church and Cafe are now open for business as usual.  Our first Sunday service will be at the usual time of 0930am this coming Sunday 24th September.  I would like to thank everyone who has helped in the project. Fr Steven

Sunday: The Parish Eucharist - 9.30am.

Tuesday: Eucharist - 11am.

Holy days: As announced.

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.



September Summary. See Newsletter for details. 

Cheryl Kingsley starts as manager on the 1st Sept.

11th-16th moving furniture and equipment into St Mary's

18th.  The Tower Cafe.  WE ARE OPEN. We shall be so pleased to see all our customers.


Tues.19th at 11.00 said Eucharist. OUR FIRST SERVICE. Then Sun.24th Sung Eucharist at 9.30 a.m.

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

TOWER CAFE Today Tues.19th.Sept we had a Hygiene Inspection and had the top score 5. This is a great  credit to our staff as the builders were still working in the Kitchen last Friday. Well Done.


11-13th Tower Art Group Exhibition

16th. Cards for Good Causes 

Tower Café


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