ST PETER & ST PAUL, SEAL
10 am and 6.30 pm
Contact us (and map)
This week's notice sheet
Safeguarding at Seal Church
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 2019
ACTIVITIES AND INFO
Blog news & comment
Latest Parish Magazine
Exploring Faith: Home Groups and more
Children at Seal
Church Trail leaflets for
adults and children
Organisations we support
Know Your Neighbours blog
Archive - odds and ends, old courses,handouts etc.
Current Rota for services
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
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
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. Anne Le Bas
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Revd Anne Le Bas
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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.
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HOLY WEEK SERVICES
PALM SUNDAY April 14
10 am Holy Communion & Procession
Evensong (said, with hymns)
MON, TUES, WED
8pm Compline (night prayer, lasting about 15 minutes)
MAUNDY THURS April 18
8pm Holy Communion & Tenebrae (a series of Bible readings during which the church is gradually darkened – Tenebrae means shadows.)
GOOD FRIDAY April 19
10 am Messy Church (till 11.30)
12noon Reflective displays in church – drop in as you wish (till 8pm)
2.30pm Good Friday service of hymns, readings and prayers
HOLY SATURDAY April 20
EASTER SUNDAY April 21
10 am Holy Communion
6.30pm Evensong (said, with hymns)
Everyone is welcome at everything.
Join us on the journey through Holy Week in whatever way you can.
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 HallDrop 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
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!
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
KNIT YOUR OWN BIBLE
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 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
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.