Brecon Cathedral


Brecon Cathedral

Brecon Cathedral, in the town of Brecon, is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon in the Church in Wales, and seat of the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon. Previously Brecon Priory, it became Brecon Cathedral following the disestablishment of the Church in Wales in 1920, and the creation of the Diocese and Swansea and Brecon in 1923. The present Dean is the Very Reverend John Davies, who was appointed in 2000.

In recent years, some of the buildings in the Cathedral close have been converted into a Diocesan Centre, a Heritage Centre and exhibition, as well as a shop and "Pilgrims" restaurant.

Burials

* Charles Lumley (1824–1858) a winner of the Victoria Cross during the Crimean War, is buried in the cathedral churchyard [http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=city&FScityid=404391]

External links

* [http://www.breconcathedral.org.uk/ Brecon Cathedral]
* [http://a-day-in-the-life.powys.org.uk/images/c_cathedralb.jpgBrecon Cathedral photograph]


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