Llandeilo is an attractive country town set on a hill overlooking the scenic Tywi (Towy) valley. It is 15 miles east of Carmarthen, the county town, on the A40, and 20 minutes from the M4. The parish takes in the town and surrounding rural area, with a population of about 3,000 in total. Dairy farming has been the mainstay of the local economy for many years.
The area retains a substantial
Welsh-speaking population, though the town is, for historical reasons,
rather Anglicised in character. While the Nonconformist denominations are
almost entirely Welsh-speaking, the Church uses English pastorally and
liturgically, though some hymns are sung in Welsh, and parts of the
liturgy are also said in Welsh.