Monday, June 29, 2015

Patronal Festival Strawberry Tea

After last year's washout Strawberry Tea we were a bit nervous this year, and set up so we could hold it inside just in case. As it turned out, after early afternoon showers, it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon. Lots of people came, and enjoyed a lovely spread, and good conversation.
Many thanks to all who cooked, served and came along.

I put out a few large cardboard boxes, just in case some child might be able to think of something to do with them, which, predictably, they did!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Rochester Diocese Big Day Out at Leybourne

19th July 2015, 1 - 7pm 
at Leybourne Castle.  
Don't forget to book your place on this day.  It is a day for the whole family of all ages.  The day will start with a picnic at 1pm, (bring your own garden chair and or blanket)  followed by keynote speakers, workshops, BBQ, beer tent, afternoon teas, children's activities to include inflatables and youth activities including BMW bikes, climbing wall, bushcraft.  The day will end at 6pm with an All Age Act of worship which will be interactive !  To book your place,  or contact Sarah Cabella, 01634 560024, by 13th July. (Alternatively you can sign the list in church) 

Seal Primary School are going to be singing at this event, and I am leading a workshop on storytelling, so support would be appreciated!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Time stands still...

The good news is that the church clock is exactly right twice a day at the moment. The bad news is that it isn't right any of the rest of the time. It has stopped (at around 10.10, in case you are interested), and initial investigation - to wit, my lovely husband going up the tower to poke around in its innards - reveals that it has got itself in a thorough tangle. I don't quite understand it, but it is something to do with a bit of the mechanism getting jammed up with something like a bike chain which is a vital component. As you can see, clock maintenance is not a speciality of mine... We will be getting in some experts to see what can be done with it, but it seems likely that it will be out of action for a while, so those within earshot of its chimes will have to find some other way of telling the time as they lie awake in the darkness!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sealfest is nearly here!

Sealfest is less than a month away - July 11. Put the date in your diary and plan to be there! We need help with refreshments and bouncy castles, as well as with general setting up and packing away. If you can help, please let me or Marion Gilchrist​ know. Please share the poster ; if you can print it out and display it that will help. There will be more details of the line up in about a fortnight.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Strawberry Tea - Sunday June 28th

To help us celebrate our Patronal Festival, the feast of St Peter and St Paul, join us for our Strawberry Tea, with delicious strawberries from Stonepitts Farm, sandwiches and cakes. There will be activities on offer for children.We are hoping for better weather than last year, when it rained non-stop; if that happens the tea will take place in the hall. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, June 01, 2015

June News from the Church of England

In Review new editions


June's edition of InReview, including the the launch of the Church Commissioners annual report for 2014, and more, is available here.


June's edition of InFocus, including the Archbishop of York inviting more minority ethnic vocations, and more, is available here.