CongregationST 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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EXTERNAL LINKS

Local
Seal C of E School
Seal Parish Council
Churches Together

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.

 

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Journey with Jesus
Anne's schools and children's work website
Rochester Diocese Spirituality Network

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. Anne Le Bas
Contact details below

Reader: Kevin Bright

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Contact details
Revd Anne Le Bas
ajlebas@gmail.com    01732  762955
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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ADVENT & CHRISTMAS AT SEAL CHURCH


ADVENT BREATHING SPACE

Mondays 4/11/18 Dec    8pm

Peaceful, small scale, candlelit Communion services for Advent.

 

CAROL SERVICE

Sunday 17 Dec             6.30 pm Traditional carols, readings and music.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE

Crib Service                 4 pm  Informal service for all ages.

Midnight Mass 11.30 pm (carols from 11 pm)

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

All Age Communion  10 am Joyful celebration with a Christmas story.

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ADVENT REFLECTIONS
“A child is born”. These daily reflections, looking at babies whose birth stories are told in the Bible will appear on the church blog each day from Dec 1. There is a printed version available in church, or you can download it here.

 

ADVENT “BREATHING SPACE”  Mondays 4/11/18 Dec 8pm
Quiet, contemplative, services of Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel. These candlelit services will have a short address, lots of silence, and some recorded music. A chance to stop and re-focus amidst the busy preparations for Christmas.


FRIDAY GROUP

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.


Seal Church Hall
Every Friday
10-12 noon

This group is for adults of any age, and it's free. (Donations welcome to cover the costs of refreshments)

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SINGING STARTERS



Music for young children 
every 3rd Sunday in the month. In church from 11.15am (straight after the 10 am service – refreshments at 11am).
Fun songs for children and their parents, with Anne Le Bas, to help them start singing and enjoy music. Open to any child – babies included - whether or not they come to church. Sessions will last 20-30 minutes and are FREE!


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


Our Knit Your Own Bible figures get a mention in  Woman Alive
October 16!
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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 £446 and £667 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.