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ST PETER & ST PAUL, SEAL
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WORSHIP

SUNDAY        
10 am and 6.30 pm

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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...
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Annual reports & Financial statements 2019

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EXTERNAL LINKS

Local
Seal C of E School
Seal Parish Council
Churches Together
Sevenoaks Deanery

Wider Church
Ekklesia 
Thinking Anglicans
The Church Times
Partners in World Development
Rochester Mothers' Union
Diverse Church a supportive community for young LGBT+ Christians
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Seal Church is registered with Inclusive Church and supports its aims and values.

 

Christian Faith
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lorefaith.org
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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

HELP
Organisations to turn to if you need help

West Kent Debt Advice
Sevenoaks Christian Counselling
Kenward Trust (Substance misuse and homelessness)
Domestic Abuse Helpline
(Tel.01892 570538)
Samaritans
Childline 0800 1111
Silverline:a helpline for older people

0800 4 70 80 90





WELCOME


St Peter and St Paul is the Church of England parish church for Seal, near Sevenoaks. Whoever you are, you'll find a warm welcome at our services and activities.  We believe that everyone is loved by God and is  part of his family. Whatever your background, age, ability, disability, gender or sexuality, whatever your level of faith or doubt, whatever the story of your life, we'll be glad to see you.

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.


Vicar: Revd. Canon Anne Le Bas
Contact details below

Reader:Kevin Bright

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Contact details
Revd Canon Anne Le Bas
sealpandp@gmail.com    07510 522292
The Vicarage, Church Street, Seal, Kent, TN15 0AR


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.



SAFEGUARDING  - Past Cases Review

We are committed to making our church a safe space for all.

Churches across the Diocese of Rochester are currently undertaking a comprehensive safeguarding review to establish that all known past cases of concern relating to church abuse have been considered and dealt with appropriately.
If you are concerned about something you have experienced in a church, now or in the past, or you are worried about another person - perhaps a vulnerable adult or a child – there are people you can talk to and you will be taken seriously.

Anyone who needs to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocese of Rochester’s Safeguarding team on: 01634 560000 or visit: www.rochester.anglican.org/safeguarding/

Recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated telephone helpline, operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, is available. Calls can be made free on 0800 80 20 20.  Thank you.




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CHRISTMAS WREATH & TABLE DECORATIONS
WORKSHOPS 
Friday 29th Nov  7.30 in the hall for Christmas Wreaths
Friday 6th Dec for Table Decs £20 per session, or £30 for both. All materials supplied inc.wine & mince pie! Contact Chris 01732 763585 or Maggie 01732 762840 to book a place.
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WHAT’S ON AT SEAL THIS ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS?

ADVENT BREATHING SPACE
Mon 2/9/16 Dec 8.15pm

VILLAGE CHRISTMAS PARTY & CAROL SINGING
Sat Dec 7 2.30-5pm
Seal Village hall.
Bring a small plate of food

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE
Sunday 15 Dec    10am
Followed by cake and gift stalls

CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 22 Dec 6.30 pm

CHRISTMAS EVE
Crib Service    4 pm
Midnight Mass    11.30 pm

CHRISTMAS DAY
All Age Communion
10 am
with Christmas story
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Talking Village
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Talking Village on Monday
Birch's Cafe 1.45 - 3pm

Come and join us every Monday from 1.45 in Birch's Cafe in Seal High Street for a chat and
coffee.

Talking Village on Friday
Seal Church Hall
10-12noon
Drop in for coffee and chat. There will be some activities and board games on offer if you would like them, but you can just sit and chat if you prefer.
This group is aimed at adults of any age, and it's free. (Donations welcome to cover the costs of refreshments)

Talking Village on Saturday
Seal Library 10-11 am
Refreshments and good company. Drop in and join us!

 Talking Village with Tiddlers
Seal Church Hall
9.30-11.30am
Every Thursday in school term-time

For parents/carers and children
£1.50 per family



WHAT IS TALKING VILLAGE? Seal’s “Talking Village” sessions are places where anyone can come along to chat.  No agenda, just a friendly welcome!

Stay as for as long or short a time as you like at any session.

Watch this space for more times and venues – coming soon!

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CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Every Wednesday in term time in the Church hall.
Fun songs, relaxed atmosphere, musical skills.
For children from about school YR to Y5
Led by Anne Le Bas

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KNIT YOUR OWN BIBLE
knitted bible characters
Pattern and suggestions for characters here


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Seal Church Hall


Seal Church hall


Are you looking for…

  • Somewhere for your group to meet?
  • Somewhere to hold a dance or exercise class?
  • Somewhere for musicians to rehearse (sorry – no amplified instruments.)
  • Somewhere to run a children’s group?
  • Somewhere to host a family gathering?
The church hall is available for hire on most days and some evenings. Very reasonable rates.
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Link to Church of England Weddings site

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 you 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.

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
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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.