ST PETER & ST PAUL, SEAL


WORSHIP

SUNDAY SERVICES     
10 am and 6.30 pm

More details...

WEDNESDAY@10am
1st Wed - Good Book Club Bible discussion in the hall
2nd, 4th & 5th Weds - Zoom Church - email for link.
3rd Wed - Lavender Fields Care Home Communion - residents only at the moment

FRIDAY
9.30 am
Morning Prayer in church



INFORMATION

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Safeguarding at Seal Church
Keeping children and adults safe is of paramount importance to us at Seal Church. If you have any concerns about safeguarding, you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Marshall Kent by email at
safeguardingsealpandp@gmail.com
07867 537181
or contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser here.

The Safeguarding Handbook can be found here.

More information about safeguarding, with links to helplines and resources, on the Diocesan website here.

ABOUT OUR WORSHIP
Services
Sermons
Baptism (Christening)
Confirmation
Weddings
Planning a funeral
Music
Burial in Seal churchyard
Prayers for times of need
The Bells
Resources to help you pray

CHURCH FINANCE

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 for the APCM 2021
Electoral Roll Application form

ACTIVITIES AND INFO
Blog news & comment
Children at Seal
PCC
Church Trail leaflets for
adults and children
Family History
The Churchyard
Church Hall
Know Your Neighbours blog
Cookie policy


Archive - odds and ends, old courses,handouts etc.
 

EXTERNAL LINKS


Local
Seal C of E School
Seal Parish Council
Churches Together
Sevenoaks Deanery

Wider Church
Ekklesia 
Thinking Anglicans
The Church Times
Partners in World Development
Rochester Mothers' Union
Diverse Church a supportive community for young LGBT+ Christians
Inclusive Church
Seal Church is registered with Inclusive Church and supports its aims and values.

 

Christian Faith
Exp
lorefaith.org
ReJesus.c
o.uk
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

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




SUNDAY WORSHIP
In church, online and on the phone

IN CHURCH
10 am Holy Communion
or All Age Worship (Non Eucharistic Worship - 2nd Sunday)
  6.30pm Evensong
Or Breathing Space Holy Communion (2nd Sunday)
You must wear a facemask during worship, unless you are exempt. We ask people to socially distance where possible and to conduct a Lateral Flow Test regularly. Please do not come to church if you feel at all unwell.

ONLINE & BY PHONE
Worship podcast
Available online each Sunday from 8 am on our church blog here.
Also available on Spotify and other podcast platforms - search for "Worship from Seal Church".
Available by Phone (no computer needed): on 01732 928061. Calls cost the normal rate for dialing an 01732 (Sevenoaks) number.
 

WEDNESDAYS@10am - midweek worship and reflection

1st Wednesday of the month  Good Book Club Bible discussion in the Church hall
2nd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays  Zoom Church
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.
3rd Wednesday Lavender Fields Care Home Holy Communion 10.30  (non-residents welcome)
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WELCOME

Seal ChurchSt 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   sealpandp@gmail.com
Contact details below

Reader: Kevin Bright
LLM: Jess Heeb


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Contact details
Revd Canon Anne Le Bas
sealpandp@gmail.com    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.  P
lease 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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Donate to Seal Church
Like all charities, and many individuals, Seal Church is struggling for money.

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.

QR code to give to seal churchDonate online here or by scanning this QR code.

More details about giving here.
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Join our choirs!
CHILDREN'S CHOIR - fun FREE singing sessions for primary age children - Weds in term time from 4.30-5pm in the church hall

ADULT CHOIR - 7.15-8.15pm Weds in term time in the church hall

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Talking Village

Every Monday in Deniz' cafe in Seal High Street between 2 and 3.30pm
Y
ou will find people there ready to chat. It's open to anyone, of any age, so if you're working from home, or are at home caring for children, or  are retired and fancy meeting some new faces,  come along and join us.

Saturday morning Talking Village session in Seal Library from 10.15-11.15 on the first Saturday of each month.

You can also join us in the Church Hall (on the other side of the road from Seal Church) for coffee and chat at our Friday Group, every Friday from 10.30 - 12 noon.

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MESSY CHURCH DATES 2022


3rd Sunday of every month (except Aug and Dec)  3-4.30pm. In Seal Church hall.


All Age activities, crafts, story, worship and cake. Join our mailing list to get reminders, or pick up a leaflet with dates from the church porch or the church hall.

May 15
June 19
July 17
No Messy Church in Aug
Sept 18
Oct 16
Nov 20
No Messy Church in Dec 

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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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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 opposite sex couples 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. Sadly, we aren't allowed to marry same-sex couples yet.

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
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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.


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KNIT YOUR OWN BIBLE


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