Friday, December 25, 2009
The story which I told in our Christmas Morning service - the Christmas Branch - can be found on the church website. Click on the link on the right hand side of the page.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
SUNDAY 20 DEC
10 am All Age worship with an angelic theme
NO Matins this morning
6.30 pm Traditional Carol Service
4pm Crib Service
11.30 pm Midnight Mass (Carols from 11pm)
10 am All Age Communion
And here's a picture of a festive visitor to the vicarage patio...
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The follow up report is here, in case you are interested.
Monday, September 28, 2009
boy who insisted on including the dinosaur that it might eat the other animals. "Perhaps it is a herbivorous dinosaur - one that only eats plants?" I asked. "No, its a T.Rex!" he retorted. Why am I not surprised...
The session certainly lived up to its name - it was exceedingly messy - but as you can tell, great fun.
Future sessions are from 4-5.30 on:
April 2 - Good Friday morning in the Church (10-11.30)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Many thanks to all who worked so hard to make this a success!
Sunday, August 09, 2009
In accordance with guidelines issued by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York,we will only be giving the bread at Communion services for the time being.
You can find out more about the Church's response to the current flu pandemic here.
If you think you have flu and need a "flu friend" to collect Tamiflu or other essentials, please contact us and we will do our best to help.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Whether the bones discovered there are Paul's or not, Wilson does a very good job of putting Paul's significance into a nutshell, and talking about his relationship with St Peter too.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
We are marking our Patronal Festival in several ways this year.
We begin on Friday 26 with a sleepover in the Vicarage garden for our children and young people (8 years and over). I must be mad to have suggested it, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. I am hoping there might be at least a little sleep involved … Parents need to fill in a permission form if they want their children to take part.
On Saturday June 27 we have an organ concert by Keith Hearnshaw. He will be bringing a big screen on which the audience will be able to watch him playing, so if you’ve ever wondered how organists manage to produce such a wonderful sound (and play with their hands and feet at the same time!) this is the event for you. The programme will be of popular organ classics, so there’s sure to be something for everyone in it.
Tickets (on the door) cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and profits go to church funds.
On Sunday 28th we’ll be celebrating the feast of St Peter and
Sunday, April 12, 2009
During Good Friday morning, in case you wonder what was going on, we made Easter Bonnets (a symbol of newness, since people would often wear new clothes or hats on Easter Sunday), painted crosses, made an Easter Garden for the porch, and made a "wall" ,broken down the middle to symbolise Jesus defeating the "walls of hostility" between people. (And there were hot cross buns to sustain us - thank you, Vanessa, for serving these!
Monday, April 06, 2009
MON, TUES, WED, FRI, SAT
8 pm Compline (Night Prayer)
8 pm Holy Communion and Tenebrae
10 – 11.30 am Children’s craft activities
12– 8pm Time for reflection
Drop in at any point for as long as you like. There will be focuses for prayer around the church for you to ponder.
2.30 – 3pm Good Friday Service
8 pm Compline
8 pm Compline
10 am Parish Communion for Easter Day
6.30pm Festal Evensong
more detail on www.sealpeterandpaul.com
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I have pasted the text of his letter to the clergy and laity of the diocese below:
From The Bishop of Rochester, to clergy and laity in the Diocese of Rochester.
I have decided that the time is now right for me to step down as Bishop of Rochester as from 1 September 2009. I will have been Bishop in the Diocese for nearly 15 years and during this time have valued my modest part in the life of the Church locally, nationally and globally.
I am hoping to work with a number of church leaders from areas where the church is under pressure who have asked me to assist them with education and training for their particular situation. Details of this arrangement are still being worked out.
We thank God for his blessings and for friends we have made in the Diocese in the past 15 years. I am so grateful to God for the friendship and loyalty of those around us and ask for your prayers as we take this step of faith 'not, knowing where we are going' (Heb II: 8).
Although I will be around, my official engagements in the diocese will cease after I have completed the Visitations in June, giving time for handover, some holiday and moving. My farewell service for the Diocese will be held at Rochester Cathedral on 12th September 2009 at 3.15 p.m. and further details will be circulated at a later date. Details about the process of appointing a new Bishop and the arrangements during the interregnum will also be published later.
Thank you for your fellowship in the Gospel these many years and I pray that God will continue to bless your own ministry as you proclaim Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
In Christ's service"
Monday, March 23, 2009
We are a friendly church with a long musical tradition. The organ is good, and there is a robed choir of adults and juniors. The incumbent REALLY ENJOYS good music (and is a passable sop. herself) and is inclined to say an enthusiastic YES to musical ideas. Pay is negotiable within RSCM rates, and over the last few years there have been about 6 weddings per year - 8 this year - and some church funerals too. We are prepared to be flexible if you can only offer part of the package we are looking for.
All in all it is an organist's dream! If you are an organist we'd love to hear from you.
More details here.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
You can find out more about our school here
Monday, March 02, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
“THE WEEK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD”
Our Lent discussion groups this year will look at the events of Holy Week and explore what they have to say to our lives today.
Mondays 9, 16, 23, 30 March at Seal Vicarage
1.15pm - 2.45 pm
(Especially for those with small children – bring them with you!)
Mondays 9, 16, 23, 30 March at Seal Vicarage
8pm - 9.30pm
Thursdays 7.45pm 12, 19 & 26 March & 2 April at 57 Seal Hollow Road
Groups 1 & 2 led by Revd Anne Le Bas
Group 3 led by Kevin Bright
To book a place sign the list at the back of church phone 01732 762955
or email email@example.com