Crickhowell is a thriving business and social community with a full range of shops and offices on the high street. The town is served by a community primary school and a high school.
Services regularly take place in a number of churches in and around Crickhowell which are well worth a visit. The 12th Century St Edmund’s has two stained glass windows by Charles Kempe and several memorials to local families. Further afield Brecon Cathedral is north of the town on the A470. It has a visitor’s centre and small restaurant. For details of churches in the surrounding area visit www.churchinwales.org.uk.
- There is also a Catholic Church on Brecon Road, which was built in the 1930s and is known as St. Joseph’s. Tel: 01874 622046
- The Bethabara Baptist Chapel is at the lower end of Bridge Street. Tel: 01873 810324
- Danycastell Presbyterian Church can be found in Castle Street. Tel: 01873 811398
- The Evangelical church holds its services in Silver Lane behind the Market Hall. Tel: 01873 832134
An active university of the third age (U3A) meets regularly and welcomes people who are no longer in full time employment. The volunteer bureau which operates from the resource and information centre places people of all ages with volunteer organisations for a variety of experiences. The library, community centre and health centre are all within easy reach of the town centre. Local news items can be found on the what’s on pages and a regular community_times_issue_18 is produced by volunteers.