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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. The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal basin at Brecon, the starting point of the Taff Trail. ... A cathedral is a religious building for worship, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Roman Catholic, Anglican and some Lutheran churches, which serves as a bishops seat, and thus as the central church of a diocese. ... The Diocese of Swansea and Brecon was established as a Diocese of the Church in Wales in 1923 with Brecon Priory as the Cathedral. ... Flag of the Church in Wales The Church in Wales (Welsh: Yr Eglwys Yng Nghymru) is a member Church of the Anglican Communion, consisting of six dioceses in Wales. ... List of Bishops of Swansea and Brecon 1927 Edwin Lathan Bevan 1934 John Morgan 1939 Edward William Williamson 1953 William Glyn Hughes Simon 1958 John James Absalom Thomas 1976 Benjamin Noel Young Vaughan 1988 Dewa Morris Bridges 1999 Anthony Edward Pierce Categories: Bishops ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...

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.

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Charles Lumley was a Welsh recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Victoria Cross medal, ribbon, and bar. ... Combatants Allies: Second French Empire United Kingdom Ottoman Empire Kingdom of Sardinia Russian Empire Bulgarian volunteers Casualties 90,000 French 35,000 Turkish 17,500 British 2,050 Sardinian killed, wounded and died of disease ~134,000 killed, wounded and died of disease The Crimean War (1854–1856) was fought...

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List of Anglican Cathedrals in the United Kingdom and Ireland
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Brecon is a historic market town in mid Wales, with a population of roughly 8,000 with around 6,000 in the surrounding area.
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Brecon is an historical Cathedral town located in an area of natural beauty.
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Brecon is steeped in history, with many conflicts between the Welsh and the Romans, and later the Normans.
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