ST PETER & ST PAUL, SEAL
10 am and 6.30 pm
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
Morning Prayer in church
Contact us (and map)
Safeguarding at Seal Church
ABOUT OUR WORSHIP
Planning a funeral
Burial in Seal churchyard
Prayers for times of need
Resources to help you pray
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
ACTIVITIES AND INFO
Blog news & comment
Exploring Faith: Home Groups and more
Children at Seal
Church Trail leaflets for
adults and children
Organisations we support
Know Your Neighbours blog
Archive - odds and ends, old courses,handouts etc.
Current Rota for services
Seal C of E School
Seal Parish Council
The Church Times
Partners in World Development
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
WORSHIP ONLINE & BY PHONE
Available online each Sunday from 8 am on our church blog here.
Available 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.
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 Holy Communion (sorry, residents only at the moment)
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.
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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.
Diocese of Rochester
Church of England
Youtube Church channel
Youtube Anne's Channel
Know Your Neighbours blog
A series of reflections on images of the Virgin Mary.
Click here to follow
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS at SEAL CHURCH
ADVENT WINDOWS to spot around the village. List will appear on church website and on the noticeboard.
PICTURING MARY: Daily Advent thoughts on
images of Mary, on
the church blog
CHRISTINGLE SERVICE -
DECEMBER 12th at 10 am
CAROL SERVICE - DECEMBER 19th at 3.30pm
We will start outside the church with some congregational carols. Crib procession into church for some Christmas songs from the choir, prayer and Bible reading, and ending with a final carol inside. Please wear a face covering inside the church and be aware that we won't be able to guarantee social distancing. There will be a few folding chairs available in the churchyard for those who can't stand for long, but please come prepared for rain, as we will sing outside whatever the weather!
CHRISTMAS EVE CRIB EVENT. Drop in between 3 & 5pm to see the crib, add a prayer to the tree and pick up a family Christmas activity bag. Stay for as long or short a time as you like.
HOLY COMMUNION 9pm The first Communion of Christmas, with carols and music from the choir. Please note the time – there will not be a “midnight” mass.
NOTE - all these arrangements are
on whatever government advice is in
place at the time. It won't be possible
guarantee social distancing at these
services, so it is especially important
wear face coverings inside the church
unless you are exempt, use hand
and take regular Lateral Flow Tests if
you plan to come to services.
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.
Talking Village is back!
We will be restarting on Monday Sept 20 in Deniz' cafe in Seal High Street.
Drop in between 2 and 3.30pm any Monday, and you will find people there ready to chat. It's open to anyone, of any age, so if you're working from home, and feel the need for that "water cooler moment" you used to have in the office, or are at home caring for children, or are retired and fancy meeting some new faces, come along and join us.
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.
We hope to restart the Saturday morning Talking Village session in Seal Library soon - watch this space for more details.
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.