As an Anglican Parish, the rhythm of our life and worship is focused on Word and Sacrament. The worshipping community gathers to celebrate the Eucharist so as to be nourished and sustained at the Lord’s Table. Here the Spirit of God opens our ears, mind and hearts to the Word of God in the Scriptures. Gathered as the Body of Christ, we offer praise, worship and thanksgiving to God, and partake of the Living Bread of Life in Holy Communion.
As members of the Living Body of Christ we are also disciples and, as disciples, commissioned to go out and share the Good News with others. In the midst of all that is going on in people’s lives, we draw alongside them to remind them that they are loved by God and, that in God’s eyes, they are precious. In the power of the Spirit, we use our time, gifts and resources to share the love of God with our neighbours and friends in the community.
Trusting in God, we strive to live our lives in the light of God’s word—a ‘life worthy of our calling’. We do so in all humility knowing that it is the Spirit of God working in and through us so that others may come to know that ‘God so loved the world that he sent his Only Son so that all might be saved’. So, to God be the glory!
St Teilo’s is one of the many parishes that forms the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon and therefore part of the Church in Wales. The Church in Wales is one of the many Provinces that makes up the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The church is a modern building, designed by the famous Architect George Pace, and was opened in 1962 to serve the new estates that were been developed at that time. It has a very open-plan and spacious interior which provides a wonderful ambience for liturgical worship and social gatherings.
The Church in Wales maintains the threefold order of bishops, priests and deacons which it has received; and acknowledges as its supreme authority in matters of faith the Holy Scriptures as interpreted in the Catholic Creeds and the historic Anglican formularies set out in the Book of Common Prayer as published in 1662. Its calling is to nurture men and women in the faith of Jesus Christ and to aid them to grow in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, so that the good news of God's grace may be clearly proclaimed in the world and that God's Kingdom may be honoured and advanced.
The Rt Rev’d John Davies is the present Bishop of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon. Our Diocese is one of the six Dioceses that make up the Anglican Province of the Church in Wales.