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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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Revd Canon Anne Le Bas    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:

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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Feb 26

Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes

"Friends on the Journey"
Exploring the stories of
Saints Peter  & Paul

Four sessions on
Monday evenings
from March 2nd @ 8pm
Wednesday mornings
from March 4th @10.30am

Please email  to reserve a place.
"In their own words"
Forty reflections on the words of Peter and Paul,
starting on Feb 26th .
These will appear, day by day, on the church blog, and in printed form in the church. You can download a copy here to print at home
Lent Outing – Exploring the saints at the V & A

Thursday March 19th,
Saturday March 28th

Join us for a trip to the V & A museum to look at their wealth of exhibits which tell the stories of how Christians have expressed and experience their sense of the saints as “friends on the journey”. I’ll be telling some of the stories of the saints as we go around, and talking about some of the exhibits.

Anyone is welcome, whether or not they come to one of the Lent Groups, but you must book a place, as space is limited.
On both days we will travel from Sevenoaks Station to Charing Cross, and then take the tube from Embankment to South Kensington.  Admission to the V & A is free, but you will need to buy your own train tickets, and make your own arrangements for lunch.


Talking Village
Talking Village
Talking Village on Monday
waiting for a permanent venue while Birch's Cafe is being transferred to new ownership. Please see weekly notices for venue. 1.45 - 3pm

Come and join us every Monday from 1.45 for a chat and

Talking Village on Friday
Seal Church Hall
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
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


knitted bible characters
Pattern and suggestions for characters here


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.

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

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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.