We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.
St Teilo’s is in the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen and part of the Bro Dinefwr LMA.
A local ministry area (LMA) is a geographical area made up of a group of parishes which will be a collaborative area of Christian witness, worship and work. The new LMAs will enable the churches within the groupings to support one another in mission and ministry and so encourage sustainability and growth. Each LMA will provide priestly and pastoral oversight within their communities. Each LMA will also reach out to share the good news of Christ, grounding all our mission in the example set by Jesus Christ and those who, in His name, built the early church seen in scripture by the guidance of the Holy Spirit through devotion and prayer.
Each church within the LMA, whilst working together on the bigger picture of mission and evangelism, will retain its own identity. The LMA Council will delegate to Church Committees care of the day to day matters related to the running of the local church. The responsibilities of these Church Committees will include maintenance of church buildings, fundraising, cleaning, grounds, church yards etc. Each church within the LMA will have such a Committee and will therefore require a chairperson, treasurer, secretary, usually church wardens and representatives of the congregation.
The LMA Council is the representative body of the churches within the Local Ministry Area (i.e. a council of people made up of members from each worshipping church in the LMA structure). Each LMA Council will have, as well as its clerics, two wardens, a secretary, and a treasurer. It will be convened by a lay chairperson. Oversight and policy on outreach, ministry and evangelism within the LMA will be taken by the LMA Councillors representing all the churches within the LMA, with a view to sharing the Good News of the Gospel and finding new ways of serving the specific needs of their local communities.
The LMA council delegates day to day running of St Teilo’s to the church committee (CC) in order to address the issues facing the church at the present time. The new committee met for the first time on 24 February 2022 and has already been pro-active in organising two ‘spring cleaning days’ when a large group of members cleared the church of years of accumulated rubbish, enough to fill a large skip. The building is much cleaner and more attractive for dispensing with the clutter. Under the guidance of the Archdeacon, the CC organised a number of special services over Easter 2022 and the large attendance indicated how glad people were to return after the disruption of Covid.
The following sub-committees have been formed:
|Rev Jonathan Parker||Church Office: 01558 822371
Vicarage: 01558 822390
|Chair||Brett Hatfield||07976 309889
|Treasurer||Rhodri Stone||07789 394570
|People’s Wardens||Liz Williams*||07515 834591
|Irene Geary*||07890 203237
|Vicar’s Warden||Rob Jones*||07845 785811
|Sub - committees|
|Worship, Pastoral and Mission||Chair: Doug Constable|
|Maintenance||Chair: Brett Hatfield|
|Communications||Chair: Rob Jones|
|* Key Holders|