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St Teilo's church stands on a site where there has been Christian worship for nearly fifteen centuries, dating back to the mission of St Teilo in the sixth century. Our roots therefore go deep in Celtic Christianity and the Age of the Saints. We believe that as the church in this generation we are called to the tasks of spiritual renewal among God's people, and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in Llandeilo and the Tywi valley. We dedicate ourselves to the Gospel, to fellowship, prayer, worship and witness, and to the service of others.

Saif Eglwys Sant Teilo yn yr union fan lle bu addoli Cristnogol am bron bymtheng canrif - a hynny'n dyddio 'nol i genhadaeth Sant Teilo yn y chewched ganrif. Mae ein gwreiddiau felly yn ddwfn yn Oes y Saint a'r Gristnogaeth Geltaidd. Fel yr Eglwys yn yr oes bresennol, credwn ein bod wedi cael ein galw i sicrhau adnewyddiad ysbrydol ymhlith pobl Dduw - gan gyhoeddi'r Newyddion Da am Iesu Grist yn Llandeilo a Dyffryn Tywi. Cyflwynwn ein bywyd i'r Efengyl, i gymdeithasu, i weddio, addloi a thystio, ac i wasanaethu eraill.

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Monthly Newsletter: February 2016
For the latest news about what's happening in the Churches of Llandeilo Fawr, Taliaris and Maesteilo, please view our monthly newsletter:
PDF newsletter February newsletter

New website under development: www.parish.churchinwales.org.uk/d675
Let us know what you think - suggestions welcome.

Latest News

St John’s Church, Maesteilo Thursday 18th February at 7.30pm
Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay. An illustrated update on this exciting project will be given by Ioan Jenkins, Development Officer. £4 including refreshments.

Lent Course starting Tuesday 6th February
We shall be following a five-part course produced by Steven Croft, Bishop of Sheffield, entitled, “Experiencing God’s Love: Five Images of Transformation”. This looks at ‘five different pictures of what it means to live the Christian life’, drawing on passages from the Psalms and John’s Gospel.

Mayor’s Charity Concert Saturday 12th December
7.00pm Mayor’s Charity Concert in St Teilo’s. Works by Robat Arwyn and R Vaughan Williams sung by Cantorion Llandeilo Singers as well as carols for choir and audience and items by soloists Helen Pugh and Aled Edwards.

Coffee Morning Saturday 21st November
10.30am - 1.00pm St Teilo's Church. Cakes, Tombola, Home Produce, Room Raffle, Children's Lucky Dip, Children's Craft.

St John’s Church, Maesteilo Community Event Thursday 19th November
7.30pm. Illustrated talk by renowned wildlife photographer Richard Rees on “Life at the bottom of the world - exploring Antartica”. £4 including refreshments.

Christians Against Poverty Briefing Meeting Wednesday 18th November
1.00pm - 3.30pm, in St Teilo’s Church Hall. Open to all who are interested in finding out more about the work of CAP.

Harvest Thanksgiving Services
Sunday 27th September at 9.45am Holy Trinity Church, Taliaris
Sunday 4th October at 9.45am St John’s Church, Maesteilo
Sunday 4th October at 11.00am St Teilo’s Church, Llandeilo (followed by a simple lunch in aid of Tearfund)

Holiday Club Holiday Club 25th - 28th August 2015.
There will be Holiday Club running in St Teilo's Church, Llandeilo from 25th - 28th August 10.00 - 12.30 for children aged 5 to 11.
Application forms are available from Eve's Toy Shop.

See our Facebook page for latest information: www.facebook.com/stteiloschurchllandeilo

Music Festival Llandeilo Fawr 15th Annual Festival of Music 11th - 19th July 2015.
Come and enjoy a series of free Lunchtime and Coffee concerts, which will provide a platform for some of Wales’s most talented young performers, especially this year the violinists Charlie Lovell-Jones, Abigail Hammett and James Jones and the Festival will again feature a number of School Workshops.

For more information and to view the full programme: www.llandeilomusicfestival.org.uk

Prayer Week 2015. 7th to 13th June
Prayer week starts on Sunday 7th June with a Bring & Share LUNCH following the 11 o'clock service at St. Teilo's Church and ends with a Church & Chapel Prayer Relay on Saturday 13th June. To see the full timetable and details, click on the link below:
PDF document Prayer Week 2015 timetable

to a bi-monthly house group meeting at Suzanne and Amanda’s house in Milo.
Study: Scripture Union’s A Life Builder Bible Study, "Decisions,"  seeking God's Guidance;
Dates: 2nd & 4th Fridays of every month 8th & 22nd May; 12th & 26th June
Time: 9:30am for 10:00 start, for approx 2 hours
Contacts: Suzanne Davies and Amanda Toogood.
Venue: Old Hunt Kennels, Milo, Nr Llandybie. A Warm Welcome to all.

Llandeilo Fawr Gospels Llandeilo Fawr Gospels Exhibition Opening Tuesday 7th April
By means of sophisticated digital technology, the Llandeilo Gospel Book can be seen again in Llandeilo, where it spent such a significant part of its early history. Opening times. Easter - September. Tuesday to Saturday 11.00am - 4.00pm. More

St John’s Church Maesteilo Thursday 12th March
The Restoration of Llanelly House. 7.30pm Community event in St John’s Church, Maesteilo. Illustrated talk by Claire Deacon, Chief Exectutive of the Carmarthen Heritage Regeneration Trust. £4.00 followed by refreshments.

Course in St Teilo’s Upstairs Hall on identifying and using our God-given gifts Tuesday's 7.30pm
It’s not too late to join the course at St Teilo’s on Tuesday evenings. It is being led by Clive and Gaynor Pritchard, Christians of wide experience of Christian churches in this country and overseas, and its aim is to enable us to recognise the gifts God has given us and see how they can best be used to serve him in the life of our churches and communities today.

Christmas Carols and Readings 9.45am, Sunday 21st December
St. John’s Church, Maesteilo, Capel Isaac
Followed by Mince pies and Mulled Wine. Do come and join us: all are welcome. What better way to start the week of Christmas?

Church Coffee Morning 22nd November
Everyone seemed to enjoy our Coffee Morning last year so Lorna Shufflebottom has been persuaded to organise another one this year! It will be on 22nd November 10am - 2pm to coincide with the town’s Festival of the Senses. Please support Lorna and the church by doing all you can to help.

St John’s Church Maesteilo Tuesday 14th October
History Paintings of the High Renaissance. Raphael's Frescoes for the Pope's study in the Vatican, Rome.
Illustrated talk by Beverley McCartney, £4 including refreshments.

CMJ Day WalesCMJ Day Wales. Saturday 27th September 2014
Israel at the Crossroads? The Autumn Feasts
10am - 4.30pm
St Teilo’s Church, Llandeilo

Dr Don Stanley, Director of CMJ Israel.
CMJ -The Church’s Ministry amongst Jewish People is one of the nine Anglican Missionary Societies. However, our work crosses all denominations. We have a vibrant work in the UK and Israel and in many countries worldwide. Come along and find out about the work we do.
PDF document View the flyer and programme

Gŵyl Lenyddiaeth Dinefwr Literature Festival 2014 Llandeilo Fawr 14th Annual Festival of Music 12th - 20th July 2014.
Come and enjoy Coffee Concerts at 11am on Tuesday and Thursday. Lunchtime recitals at 1pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Concerts by professional musicians every evening, beautiful flower arrangements, tea/coffee and cakes.

More information: www.llandeilomusicfestival.org.uk

Prayer Week 2014 Sunday 25th May to Sunday 1st June
We are holding our annual Prayer Week over the Summer half term week and hoping that many in our church and wider community will be able to participate. We invite you to join in as many of the Prayer week activities as you can during the week! Click here to view the Prayer Week Programme.

Llandeilo Fawr Gospels
By means of sophisticated digital technology, the Llandeilo Gospel Book can be seen in Llandeilo, where it spent such a significant part of its early history. The exhibition space will be open from Tuesday 22nd April until the end of September. Click here for more details.

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Alpha Course
The Alpha Course itself will begin after Easter and run on Tuesday evenings from April 22 to July 8. It begins with the ALPHA SUPPER, an introductory, no-strings-attached evening designed to allow anyone interested to “dip their toe in the water” and see whether they think Alpha is for them. This will take place on Tuesday 8th April, starting at 7.30pm, and invitations will shortly be available to give people.

Community Events Spring 2014, St John’s Church, Maesteilo                       
  • Tuesday 11th Feb 7.30pm Illustrated Talk by Sharon Naylor: “Everest: In the steps of Tenzing and Hillary – or at least some of them!”
  • Thursday 20th March 7.30pm Illustrated talk by Frank Kitt: “Carmarthen Borough’s new Police: Servants to the Community or Class Oppression”
  • Thursday 24th April 7.30pm  Illustrated talk by Peter Mitchell: “Burma: The Jewel of Asia”
  • Tuesday 20th May 7.30pm Talk by Bishop Wyn, Bishop of St David’s: “St David’s Cathedral  and its role in today’s society”

St. Teilo’s Church Coffee Morning St. Teilo’s Church Coffee Morning Saturday 23rd November, 10.30am - 1pm
Bring and buy, room raffle, Children's lucky dip, tombola proceeds to Church funds.

Community Event St. John’s Church, Maesteilo Thursday 21st November, 7.30pm
Cadw Gwyl, Plygain Carols sung and explained by Cor Plygain Llandeilo Fawr. £4.00 followed by refreshments

Y Llyfr : The Book Y Llyfr : The Book 30th October to 16th November
The artists: Bethan Lewis and Richard Higlett.
This art project reflects the journeys made by the Llandeilo (or Chad) Gospels between Llandeilo and Lichfield.

What you can see
In Llandeilo and Lichfield each artist has made new work that is shown at each location at the same time. They respond not simply to the idea of the book, its resonances and meanings, but also to the journeys made between each location.
link www.colmcillespiral.net/the-book

Surexit Text
You can download 'Teilo' created from the handwriting of the person which is cited as the earliest evidence of written Welsh. Named Teilo after Saint Teilo. This typeface is a recreation of letters from an inscription found in the Gospels:
link www.richardhiglett.wordpress.com/teilo

On 16th November, Cardiff artist Richard Higlett will talk about his 'Teilo' typography at 11am and again at 2pm when it will be followed by a concluding discussion and evaluation with the artists. All Age Worship Once a month!
All Welcome, just an hour! Child Friendly and Adult Friendly too! Helping everyone to see the difference Jesus makes.

Services for February 2016

10th February (Ash Wednesday)
10.30am Holy Communion

14th February (Lent 1)
11am Morning Worship
6pm Holy Communion
9.45am Holy Communion
9.45am Holy Communion

21st February (Lent 2)
8am Holy Communion
9am Cymun Bendigaid
11am Morning Worship
6pm Compline / Evening Prayer
9.45am Morning Prayer

28th February (Lent 3)
8am Holy Communion
6pm Holy Communion
9.45am Morning Prayer
9.45am Morning Prayer

Diary for February
9th10.00am MOPS (Mothers - or Carers- of Pre-Schoolers) in St Teilo’s Church Hall.
10th 12.00 noon Ladies’ Fellowship Lunch in St Teilo’s Church Hall.
12th 9.30am Milo House Group Meeting
7.30pm Bell Ringing practice at St Teilo’s
16thNo meeting of MOPS - Half Term
7.30pm Lent Course in St Teilo’s Church Hall
18th 7.30pm St John’s Church, Maesteilo Community Event
19th 7.30pm Bell Ringing practice at St Teilo’s
20th 8.30am Men’s Breakfast in St Teilo’s Upstairs Hall. Bernard Llewellyn of Carreg Cennen Farm will speak on “Farming and the Environment” (postponed from November).
23rd10.00am MOPS (Mothers - or Carers- of Pre-Schoolers) in St Teilo’s Church Hall.
7.30pm Lent Course in St Teilo’s Church Hall
26th 9.30am Milo House Group Meeting
7.30pm Bell Ringing practice at St Teilo’s

St. Teilo's Church

Holy Communion: Wednesdays at 10.30am
Mosaic, Children & Young People's Sunday School: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday at 11am

Advance Notice
PCC Members please note that the next meeting will be on Thursday 10th March

Contact the Vicar:
e-mail: mssadler@macunlimited.net
Telephone: 01558 823862

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