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Plwyf/Parish of Llandeilo Fawr, Maesteilo and Taliaris

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: April 2014
For the latest news about what's happening in the Churches of Llandeilo Fawr, Taliaris and Maesteilo, please view our new monthly newsletter:
PDF newsletter April newsletter

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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.

Community Event St. John’s Church, Maesteilo, Capel Isaac Tuesday 22nd October, 7.30pm
Passage to India: the birds and wildlife of Northern India, illustrated talk by Derek Moore £4.00, followed by refreshments.

Community Event St. John’s Church, Maesteilo, Capel Isaac Saturday 27th July
Community Walk in Dinefwr Park & Deer Park Led by Wyn Davies Lead Ranger, Carms. N.T. Saturday 27th July 1.30pm Gather in the car park by the Allotments, near Home Farm, Dinefwr No Dogs or Buggies please Stout shoes/boots recommended Nominal entrance fee – approx £1 This will be followed by Tea at St. John’s Church, Maesteilo, Capel Isaac from 4.00pm onwards

Llandeilo Fawr 13th Annual Festival of Music 13th - 21st July
Now in its 13th year, the Llandeilo Music Festival goes from strength to strength. Confirmed artists include: Sir Willard White, Claire Jones, Mark Bebbington, Salena Jones, the Chilingirian Quartet and many more. For more information and details on how to purchase the tickets please ring 07760 984423 or 01269 594303 or visit:

Penlan Park Prayer Picnic Sunday 26th May 013
On Sunday 26th we start the week with a Prayer Picnic at Parc Penlan (or in the church hall if it is wet) after the 11 o’clock service. Leaving from the church after the 11 o’clock service coffee time. Bring your picnic and some to share!
link View the Prayer Week Blog

Prayer Week at St. Teilo's Sunday 26th May to Sunday 2nd June 2013
This year we 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! As an act of worship we are setting aside time in this focussed communal WEEK OF PRAYER at St Teilo’s asking God to bless and work in our church family and communities. If you can’t make it to an event or pop in to church during the week to the Prayer Café open between 11am and 4 pm (from 2 - 4 on Wednesday), you can join in by praying at home or wherever you are! Visit the church website to post a prayer or share in the prayer for the day posted at 7:30pm.
PDF document View the Prayer Week Programme

Open Church and Gospels Exhibition
This year, the church and Gospels Exhibition will be open from the beginning of May to end of September at the following times:
Tuesdays 11am - 4pm
Wednesdays 11.30am - 1.30pm
Thursdays 11am - 1.30pm
Fridays 11am - 4pm
Saturdays 11am - 4pm

St. Teilo Singers and Festival Orchestra Saturday 16th March at 7.30pm
Overture to Don Giovanni (Mozart); Chandos Anthem - O Praise the Lord with One Consent (Handel); Harmoniemesse (Haydn). Tickets £10 at the door, from Choir members or Peppercorn.

Plygain service 27th January
Join with singers from a wide area to sing traditional Welsh carols in the Plygain service, followed by supper in the hall

Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol Sunday 23rd December
S4C broadcast of the Christmas edition of Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol recorded in St. Teilo's in November.

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 April 2014

13th April (Lent 6, Palm Sunday)
11am Morning Worship
6pm Holy Communion
9.45am Holy Communion
9.45am Holy Communion

17th April (Maundy Thursday)
7.30pm Holy Communion

18th April (Good Friday)
10am All-Age Service
12 noon - 3pm Watch at the Cross
Six half-hour sections led by the Rev. Doug Constable. Feel free to enter or leave during the singing of any of the hymns.

20th April (Easter Day)
8am Holy Communion
9.30am Cymun Bendigaid
11am Holy Communion
6pm Evening Worship
9.45am Holy Communion
9.45am Holy Communion

27th April (Easter 2)
11am Family Communion
6pm Holy Communion
9.45am Morning Prayer

Diary for April
15th 6.30pm Prayer Meeting in St Teilo’s upstairs Hall
7.00pm for 7.30pm The Jesus Lifestyle course in upstairs hall, "How to handle ambition"
18th 7.30pm Bell Ringing Practice at St Teilo’s.
19th/20th8pm - 8am Easter Vigil
24th7.30pm Community Event at St John’s Maesteilo Illustrated talk by Peter Mitchell : “Burma - the Jewel of Asia. £4 at door, including refreshments.
25th7.00pm PCC Meeting at St Teilo’s upstairs hall.
7.30pm Bell Ringing Practice at St Teilo’s
29th 10.00 - 11.30am MOPS (Mothers - or Carers - of Pre-schoolers) in St Teilo’s Church Hall.
7.00pm for 7.30pm: ALPHA COURSE BEGINS in upstairs hall

St. Teilo's Church

Holy Communion: Wednesdays at 10.30am
Powerpack & Lumen: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday at 11am

Advance Notice
Wednesday 14th May St Teilo’s PCC Meeting

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

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