ST PETER & ST PAUL, SEAL
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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...
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adults and children
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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
SUNDAY WORSHIP DURING THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC
In church, online and on the phone
SUNDAY WORSHIP IN CHURCH
Recorded music - no singing in church, but we sing a hymn in the churchyard
at the end of the 10 am service.
We request that you continue to wear facemasks during worship,
unless you are exempt, and socially distance where possible.
WORSHIP ONLINE & BY PHONE
No podcasts on July 25 and Aug 1, but you can find the Church of England's national service online here and phone worship on the Daily Hope line 0800 804 8044
AUDIO WORSHIP PODCAST each Sunday (except July 25 and Aug 1) click here to find the links.
Available every Sunday morning from 8 am onwards. Hymns, readings, prayers and a sermon. You can sign up to our email list in the box below, and receive the link in an email every Sunday morning with other news and resources for reflection.
By Phone (no computer needed): "Dial a podcast" - shortened podcast from each Sunday morning's service. Phone 01732 928061. Calls cost the normal rate for dialing an 01732 (Sevenoaks) number.
WEDNESDAY ZOOM CHURCH 11 am every Wednesday. (No Zoom Church on 21, 28 July or Aug 4) A 20 minute service of prayers, Bible Reading and a short talk. Email sealpandp@gmail for the link. You can also join in with this service by phone - please contact the vicar if you would like the details of how to do this.
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 email@example.com
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Revd Canon Anne Le Bas
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Youtube Church channel
Youtube Anne's Channel
Know Your Neighbours blog
We will be meeting in the churchyard, by the war memorial, every Sunday afternoon at 4pm, from June 13.
All ages are welcome. There will be hymns, informal prayers, and a Bible story. The service will last no longer than 30 minutes.
Donate to Seal Church
Like all charities, and many individuals, Seal Church finances are being affected by the coronavirus.-------------------------------------------------------------
If you can give so that we can keep the church and its service to our local community thriving, please would you consider doing so, either by standing order, or with a one-off donation, gift aided if possible.
Our treasurer, Vanessa Griffiths will be pleased to answer any questions you might have. Donations can also be made directly to our bank account:
Seal Parochial Church Council
Sort code: 30-97-49
More details about giving here.
DO YOU NEED HELP during the coronavirus epidemic?
Ring the vicar on
07510 522292 or email email@example.com
and we will respond however we can.
DO YOU WANT TO OFFER HELP?
Sevenoaks District Council are organising helpers across the area, and you can sign up as an NHS volunteer here.
We can't take on new volunteers from the community to help through the church for safeguarding reasons.
If you are volunteering informally to help neighbours, you may like to check out the guidelines from Age UK for neighbourly volunteering to keep you and those you help safe.
For details of online worship and reflection see the top of the page.
WOULD YOU LIKE A “VIRTUAL VISIT”?
One of the biggest problems of this time is likely to be boredom and loneliness. If you’d like a weekly phone call from me, or someone else from the church’s pastoral team, please let me know. You don’t have to have a particular need – it can just be a friendly chat - but if you need shopping, or a prescription collected, we will try to find a way of getting those things to you safely.
HOW CAN YOU KEEP IN TOUCH?
• Phone: 07510 522292 (preferably between 9 and 6pm, and not on Tuesday, my day off), but at any time in an emergency).
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• I am also on Skype, whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter.
• Church email list: Sign up for this in the box in the middle of this page and a weekly newsletter will appear in your inbox, as if by magic!
Look out for further news on the noticeboard, on the church website, blog, facebook and twitter.
Keep praying. Keep loving. Keep serving!
Canon Anne Le Bas
Talking village sessions are cancelled for the time being. Please keep in touch with those you might have seen there by phone or other means. This is the time when the community we have built during the "good times" through Talking Village comes into its own, and is most needed!
I am offering a weekly phone call to ANYONE in the parish or the congregation who would like it, either from me or from another trusted member of the congregation.
Please email me with your phone number at email@example.com
or phone 07510522292
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.