ST PETER & ST PAUL, SEAL
10 am and 6.30 pm
Contact us (and map)
This week's notice sheet
Latest Parish Magazine
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
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
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
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
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Revd Canon 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.
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.
Know Your Neighbours blog
CHRISTMAS WREATH & TABLE DECORATIONS
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.
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
Sunday 15 Dec 10am
Followed by cake and gift stalls
Sunday 22 Dec 6.30 pm
Crib Service 4 pm
Midnight Mass 11.30 pm
All Age Communion
with Christmas story
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.