Celtic GloryHistory

St Teath

St Teath

St Teath was reputedly another of King Brychan’s daughters and gave her name to the village of St Teath in north Cornwall. The parish church appears to be on a ‘lan’, a circular enclosure indicative of an early Christian prayer oratory site and it is thought she established a hermitage here,  although not much is known about her life. She is mentioned as a companion to Breaca.

St Teath Celtic cross

A tall Celtic cross stands in the graveyard of the parish church near to where her oratory would have been.

Inside the church there is a tangible peace of God and a settling in the spirit. It is very easy to enter into deep reflective and meditative prayer here and it suggests a deep well of prayer has been dug over the centuries. It’s a special place to linger.

St teath church altar