ST PETER & ST PAUL, SEAL
10 am and 6.30 pm
1st Wed - Good Book Club Bible discussion in the hall
2nd, 4th & 5th Weds - Zoom Church - email for link.
3rd Wed - Lavender Fields Care Home Communion
Morning Prayer in church
Contact us (and map)
Safeguarding at Seal Church
Keeping children and adults safe is of paramount importance to us at Seal Church. If you have any concerns about safeguarding, you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Marshall Kent by email at
or contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser here.
The Safeguarding Handbook can be found here.
More information about safeguarding, with links to helplines and resources, on the Diocesan website here.
ABOUT OUR WORSHIP
Planning a funeral
Burial in Seal churchyard
Prayers for times of need
Resources to help you pray
Did you know...We depend entirely on the donations of the congregation. We receive no money from the government! It costs over £1300 per week to keep Seal Church running! Here's how you can help...
Supporting the church financially
Becoming a "Friend"
Annual reports & Financial statements for the APCM 2021
Electoral Roll Application form
ACTIVITIES AND INFO
Blog news & comment
Children at Seal
Church Trail leaflets for
adults and children
Know Your Neighbours blog
Archive - odds and ends, old courses,handouts etc.
Seal C of E School
Seal Parish Council
The Church Times
Partners in World Development
Rochester Mothers' Union
Diverse Church - a supportive community for young LGBT+ Christians
Seal Church is registered with Inclusive Church and supports its aims and values.
Journey with Jesus
Anne's schools and children's work website
Rochester Diocese Spirituality Network
WHAT THE VICAR DID ON HER SABBATICAL...
Click below for pictures and info on Anne's sabbatical project
Here: Local Saints and the
Sanctity of Place
Anne's Poetry Blog
Organisations to turn to if you need help
West Kent Debt Advice
Sevenoaks Christian Counselling
Kenward Trust (Substance misuse and homelessness)
Domestic Abuse Helpline
Childline 0800 1111
Silverline:a helpline for older people
0800 4 70 80 90
In church, online and on the phone
ONLINE & BY PHONEWorship podcast
Available online each Sunday from 8 am on our church blog here.Available by Phone (no computer needed): on 01732 928061. Calls cost the normal rate for dialing an 01732 (Sevenoaks) number.
Also available on Spotify and other podcast platforms - search for "Worship from Seal Church".
WEDNESDAYS@10am - midweek worship and reflection
1st Wednesday of the month Good Book Club Bible discussion in the Church hall
2nd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays Zoom Church A 20 minute service of prayers, Bible Reading and a short talk. Email sealpandp@gmail for the link. You can also join in with this service by phone - please contact the vicar if you would like the details of how to do this.
3rd Wednesday Lavender Fields Care Home Holy Communion 10.30 (non-residents welcome)
Our ancient church is normally open during the day - many people use it - and the peaceful churchyard has beautiful views over the North Downs. It's a great place to be, and a great place to be yourself.
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Church hall bookings: Maggie Fox : 07517 234557
PLEASE NOTE: There are a lot of churches dedicated to St Peter and St Paul in Kent (17 in the Diocese of Rochester alone). We are often confused with St Peter and St Paul, Shoreham, Ash or Teston (East Malling). There is also another church near Seal, called Seal, St Lawrence, which is a couple of miles away in the village of Stone Street. Please check that this is actually the church you are looking for, especially if you are coming for a special event or service.
Diocese of Rochester
Church of England
Youtube Channel - podcasts
Know Your Neighbours blog
HOLY WEEK & EASTER
PALM SUNDAY April 2
10 am Palm Sunday communion service, with procession from the lychgate
MON, TUES, WED, FRI, SAT
8 pm Compline (Night Prayer)
MAUNDY THURS April 6
8 pm Holy Communion and Tenebrae
GOOD FRIDAY April 7
10 – 11.30 am Messy Church for Good Friday
12– 8pm Time for reflection
Drop in at any point for as long as you like. There will be focuses for prayer around the church for you to ponder.
2.30 – 3pm Good Friday Service
8 pm Compline
HOLY SATURDAY April 8
8 pm Compline
EASTER SUNDAY April 9
10 am Parish Communion for Easter Day
6.30pm Evensong, (said, with hymns)
Please join us at any of our services in Holy Week
SEAL CHURCH CLOCK REPAIRS
Help us collect the £6000 it will take to make our village church clock ring out again.
TO DONATE :
Cheque and Cash:
in cash in an envelope marked" Seal Church Clock"
or by cheque made payable to "Friends of St Peter & St Paul Church" sent to Seal Vicarage, Church Street Seal TN15 0AR
Please Gift Aid if possible - forms available here.
Donate to Seal Church
Like all charities, and many individuals, Seal Church is struggling for money.-------------------------------------
If you can give so that we can keep the church and its service to our local community thriving, please would you consider doing so, either by standing order, or with a one-off donation, gift aided if possible.
Donate online here or by scanning this QR code.
More details about giving here.
Join our choirs!
CHILDREN'S CHOIR - fun FREE singing sessions for primary age children - Weds in term time from 4.30-5pm in the church hall
ADULT CHOIR - 7.15-8.15pm Weds in term time in the church hall
Every Monday in Deniz' cafe in Seal High Street between 2 and 3.30pm
You will find people there ready to chat. It's open to anyone, of any age, so if you're working from home, or are at home caring for children, or are retired and fancy meeting some new faces, come along and join us.
Saturday morning Talking Village session in Seal Library from 10.15-11.15 on the first Saturday of each month.
You can also join us in the Church Hall (on the other side of the road from Seal Church) for coffee and chat at our Friday Group, every Friday from 10.30 - 12 noon.
MESSY CHURCH DATES 2022
of every month (except Aug and Dec) 3-4.30pm.
In Seal Church hall.
Age activities, crafts, story, worship and cake.
Join our mailing list to get reminders, or pick
up a leaflet with dates from the church porch or
the church hall.
Seal Church Hall
The church hall is available for hire on most days and some evenings. Very reasonable rates.
Love in the air?
Would you like to get married at Seal Church?
We'll be delighted to help.
It is nearly always possible for opposite sex couples to be married here at Seal Church, even if you don't live in the parish. Just get in touch with the vicar to talk about it. Sadly, we aren't allowed to marry same-sex couples yet.
Weddings cost between £489 and £774 depending on what "extras" you have, but if money is a problem we may still be able to help, so don't let that be a barrier.
Church weddings don't have to be big or fancy. Brides don't have to wear white. You don't have to be churchgoers. We'll be happy to help you plan a wedding that suits you, as far as it is legally and practically possible to do so.
More about weddings at Seal
Church of England Wedding website
Friends of Seal Church
Would you like to contribute to the maintenance of our lovely building as a focus for our community life?
If so, find out more about becoming a "Friend of Seal Church" here.
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