The Parish Church of St.Teilo occupies the site of one of the earliest Christian settlements in Wales. The Welsh name of the village is Llandeilo Ferwallt. Which means “Church of St.Teilo in Ferwallt”, and has a number of interpretations.
According to the Book of Llandaff, the church dates back to 460-490 A.D. when Teilo established a Llan (Church) hidden in a dell above the stream. This was an enclosure, probably no more than a simple wooden fenced area, open to the sky, where the faithful met for worship and to celebrate the Eucharist. Later, a cell or small Chapel was constructed on the site.
In the year AD 1130 the Pope settled the patronage of the Church on the Bishop of Llandaff and it remained in that Diocese until 1920. Thus Bishopston derives its name from having been, “the Bishops Town”, an Episcopal Manor with its Court Leet, until 1923.
The Church, dedicated to St.Teilo, still keeps its ”mapsant” or Patron Saint’s Day which is on the 9th of February.
Worship at St Teilo's
1st Sunday Sung Eucharist
2nd Sunday In Rota with other churches in the Benefice
3rd Sunday Sung Eucharist
4th Sunday Said Eucharist Family Service
5th Sunday In Rota with other churches in the Benefice
4 pm Campion Gardens Service (Nazareth Chapel)
9.30 am - Celtic Communion at the Lamplighter
For more details on services please see calendar of events
St Teilo's, Bishopston has its own website which can be found here.