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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: December 2017
For the latest news about what's happening in the Churches of Llandeilo Fawr, Taliaris and Maesteilo, please view our monthly newsletter:
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Christmas Services
December 11th, 6.30pm Community Carol Singing, Civic Corner, with Llandeilo Town Band
December 17th, 6pm, Carols by candlelight with members of Llandeilo Town Band
December 24th, 11am, Christmas Eve Service
December 24th, 11.30pm, Midnight Communion
December 25th, 10am, Christmas Day Family Communion

Bore Coffi Bore Coffi, Coffee Morning Saturday 18th November
10.30 to 1pm
During the Llandeilo Festival of Senses, joing us for a Coffee Morning at St. Teilo's Church.
Teisennau, cakes, raffle, tombola, cynnyrch cartref, home produce.

Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal
Empty boxes can be found at the back of church and contain an instruction leaflet. Completed boxes will be collected from the church in early/mid November. Donations also welcomed - to Bryan Williams or Church Wardens. Let’s remember the plight of children worldwide.

CAP Celebration Service Sunday, 15th October
At 11am on Sunday, 15th October there will be a CAP Celebration Service. The Guest Speaker will be Catherine Cole from Swansea Christians Against Poverty Centre.
PDF newsletter CAP October newsletter

The Prayer Course The Prayer Course Tuesday 4 July
Come and join The Prayer Course starting in St Teilo's on Tuesday 4 July, at 7.30 (or earlier if you'd like coffee).

It will be a journey through the Lord's Prayer designed to fuel discussion and deepen our prayer life.

Strawberry Tea Saturday 24th June
2.30pm to 4.30pm at St. Teilo's Church, Llandeilo. £4.50 includes strawberries and cream with a cup of tea, proceeds to Christians Against Poverty (CAP).

Men's Breakfast 18th March
8.30am in St Teilo’s Church Hall. The Speaker will be Keith Towler, recently retired from the post of Children's Commissioner for Wales

Vivaldi by Candlelight 14th January
All Saints Church, Ammanford on Saturday, 14th January at 7.30pm performed by Cantorion Llandeilo Singers with Chamber Orchestra and soloists including Helen Pugh and Ffion Haf Jones. Tickets £12 from Eleri Davies (07971 950946) or available at the door. Proceeds to Wales Air Ambulance.

Christmas Services 2016:
December 18th (Advent 4)
Llandeilo Fawr: 6pm Carols by Candlelight.
Maesteilo: 9.45am Carols and Readings
December 24th (Christmas Eve)
Llandeilo Fawr: 11.30pm Midnight Communion.
Taliaris 6pm Christmas Communion
December 25th (The Nativity of our Lord)
Llandeilo Fawr: 10am Christmas Communion.
Maesteilo: 9.45am Christmas worship.
Taliaris: 9.30am Christmas worship

Llandeilo Festival of Senses Llandeilo Festival of Senses 18th - 20th November
We will be having our usual fund-raising coffee morning during the weekend of the town’s Festival of the Senses. You can help by: providing items for the Cakes and Produce stall; bringing bottles/tins etc for the Tombola; providing prizes for the Room Raffle. [These can be brought in on the day before (Friday 18th Nov) between 2pm and 4pm or before 10am on Saturday 19th.]

Most importantly, please come along and support the event. Invite your friends and neighbours and enjoy a chat over a cup of coffee and some delicious home-made cake!
More information about the festival: www.fos.wales

Charity Car Boot & Garage Sale Saturday 29th October, Carmarthen Rd Business Park, Llandeilo.
10am for Sellers, 10.30am for Buyers. Tea - Coffee - Cake. £10 per car and £10 per table (subject to space). Proceeds to CAP and Romanian Aid. Contact Lorna on 07968 709 101 for more information.

Bible Study/Prayer Meeting
Bible Study at Old Hunt Kennels, Milo: Life builder Bible Study. Time: 9:30 for 10:00 am start; finished approx. 12:00 mid-day. Dates: 2nd and 4th Friday each month
Prayer meeting at Church. Time: 9:30 am (payer requests can be written in the book) Dates: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. All welcome
PDF Autumn Term Diary of Events

Open the Door The Civic Hall, Crescent Rd, Llandeilo
Quiz a Christian Sunday 31st July, 3 - 4.30pm
Safe from Slavery: What is human trafficking? Sunday 14th August, 3 - 4.30pm
Afternoon Tea and Testimonies Sunday 28th August, 3 - 4.30pm

Llandeilo Fawr 16th Annual Festival of Music 9th - 17th July
As usual, many helpers will be needed to get the church ready make cakes to sell for refreshments serve refreshments help in the kitchen welcome visitors during the day act as stewards for coffee, lunchtime and evening concerts. Please sign up on the lists at the back of church and help make this year’s festival a resounding success!

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Crisis Centre launch 19th June
We shall be having a special service at St Teilo’s at 11am on Sunday June 19th to launch the new Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Crisis Centre, of which St Teilo’s is one of the sponsoring churches. The visiting speaker at the launch service will be Jim Allen from CAP’s Head Office in Bradford. The service will be followed by a free buffet lunch in the upstairs hall and we hope as many people as possible will stay for this.

Prayer Week 5th to 11th June
Pulse of Prayer Services at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 4.00pm daily. Saturday 11th Juine at 9.00am Ecumenical Breakfast, followed by Church and Chapel Relay, starting at 9.45am

Bishop Wyn wants to have visited every church in the Diocese before he retires later this year and will be visiting our grouped parishes on Tuesday May 17. The exact details of his program during the day have still to be finalised but will include a buffet lunch in St Teilo’s upstairs hall and opportunities as he visits our three churches to ask any questions we may have about the future of our churches and diocese. After lunch, having spent the morning in Llandeilo, it is hoped that he will visit Holy Trinity, Taliaris, and St John’s, Maesteilo, and further details about this will be announced in due course.

Community Talks at St John’s Church, Maesteilo Thursday 19th May at 7.30pm
First Aid in the Community
Speaker: Simon Martin,
Divisional Officer of the St John’s Ambulance.

Bible Study/Prayer Meeting
Bible Study at Old Hunt Kennels, Milo: Life builder Bible Study. Time: 9:30 for 10:00 am start; finished approx. 12:00 mid-day. Dates: 2nd and 4th Friday each month
Prayer meeting at Church. Time: 9:30 am (payer requests can be written in the book) Dates: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and Prayer meeting if there is a 5th (Friday) week in the month. All welcome
PDF newsletter Summer Term Diary of Events

Llandeilo Fawr Gospels Llandeilo Fawr Gospels Exhibition Opening Tuesday 3rd May
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 3rd May until the end of September. Click here for more details.

Open Church
Since the opening of the Gospels Exhibition in 2006 the doors of St Teilo’s Church have been open to parishioners and visitors at set times during the week. During those ten years we have welcomed thousands of visitors from all over the world. Please consider whether you could help by sparing a few hours either on a regular or occasional basis. You need no qualifications other than a welcoming smile and a willingness to serve.

The East Carmarthenshire Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre
is now in the process of coming into being, with the aim of serving the SA18 and SA19 postcode areas. The Partnership Churches are St Teilo’s, Llandeilo; Ammanford Evangelical Church; Elim Community Church, Ammanford; and the Talley Group of Parishes, though we hope that other churches and chapels will want to support the Centre, too, as news about it spreads.

Ian Tame, the Debt Centre Manager, is asking for volunteers from the Partnership Churches to help with all aspects of getting the Debt Centre up and running effectively. If you would like to find out more about how you might be able to help, please place your contact details on the sheet at the back of St Teilo’s and Ian will get in touch with you. To find out more about CAP, please go to their website at www.capuk.org

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.

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

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Services for December 2017

3rd December (Advent 1)
8am Holy Communion
9.15am Cymun Bendigaed
11am Holy Communion
9.45am Holy Communion

10th December (Advent 2)
11am Morning Worship
9.45am Holy Communion
9.45am Morning Prayer

17th December (Advent 3)
NO 8am Holy Communion this Sunday
9.15am Cymun Bendigaed
11am Morning Worship
9.45am Carol Service

24th December (Advent 4, Christmas Eve)
11am Christmas Eve Service
11.30pm Midnight Communion
6pm Christmas Communion

25th December (The Nativity of our Lord)
10am Family Communion
9.45am Holy Communion
9.45am Christmas Morning Service (not communion)

31st December (Christmas 1)
8am Holy Communion
11am Morning Prayer

7th January 2018 (Epiphany 1)
8am Holy Communion
11am Holy Communion
9.45am Holy Communion

Diary for December
8th9.30 for 10.00am House Group at Old Hunt Kennels, Milo The Prayer Course (6) Partnership in Prayer: Spiritual Warfare. This will be followed by a Bring’n’share lunch. The Milo Meetings will resume on Friday 12th Jan 2018 with a new study.
7.30pm Bell Ringing Practice at St Teilo’s.
11th6.30pm Community Carol Singing, Civic Corner, with Llandeilo Town Band
14th7.00 - 7.30am Prayer Meeting in St Teilo’s Prayer Room.
10.00am MOPS (Mothers - or Carers- of Pre-Schoolers) in St Teilo’s Church Hall. MOPS will re-start on Tues 16th Jan 2018.
7.00 for 7.30pm Tuesday Night Fellowship Meeting in Upstairs Hall.
13th10.30am Holy Communion
12.00pm Women’s Fellowship Lunch in Upstairs Hall
15th7.30pm Bell Ringing Practice at St Teilo’s.
16th8.30am Men’s Breakfast Christmas Special in St Teilo’s Upstairs Hall
19th7.00 - 7.30am Prayer Meeting in St Teilo’s Prayer Room.
7.00 for 7.30pm Tuesday Night Fellowship Meeting in Upstairs Hall.
20th10.30am Holy Communion
22nd7.30pm Bell Ringing Practice at St Teilo’s.
23rdCantorion Llandeilo Singers Concert in St Teilo’s at 7pm
27thNo 10.30am Wednesday Communion this week

St. Teilo's Church

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

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