More Tea, Vicar !

Seal is a welcoming church. We like drawing people together and building community.

At the moment, though, if we want to serve tea and coffee we have to boil water in an urn, filled and emptied by hand, which is not very safe, and then wash up in plastic washing up bowls, which have to be carried outside to be emptied. We have limited space to chat after services or socialise at other times in church. It makes entertaining hard work!
That’s why we are trying to build new tea and coffee making facilities at the back of church, with a plumbed-in boiler and a sink to wash up in, enclosed in a purpose-built wooden cabinet which can be closed when not in use.
The tea and coffee station will be in the area now occupied by the Children’s Chapel, which will be moved further forward in the North Aisle, by removing the pews there. We will also take out the back pew in the central area of the church to give us more flexible space there.

We have a grant for £7500 towards the Tea Station project, but will need around £3000 more to pay for it.

Could you help us to pay for this?

•    Donate in cash – please put donations in the teapots at the back of church (during or after services), or in the wall safe at other times.

•    Donate by cheque made payable to St Peter & St Paul, Seal PCC, marking the cheque Tea Station on the back, and sending it to The Vicarage, Church Street, Seal, TN15 0AR

•    Donate by texting TEASTATION to 70085 to donate £10.This costs £10 plus a standard rate message. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20 by texting TEASTATION followed by the amount in numbers. (e.g.TEASTATION3 to donate £3)

•    Please gift aid your donation if possible. There are gift aid envelopes in church, but you can also download and print the following text and include it with your donation if you are sending it by post.
House no/ Name
OR Seal Church Contributor's no.
I wish Gift Aid to apply to the enclosed donation. I am a UK taxpayer & understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Please tick  here.
Thank you!

Canon Anne Le Bas - Vicar