Sunday, October 30, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Website trouble

The main church website seems to be down at the moment. The webhosting service is having some sort of upgrade, so I suspect it is related to that. I earnestly hope it will be back soon, but in the meantime you can check out what is going on here, or on our facebook page.

UPDATE : Angelfire, which host the website have had an upgrade that ran into problems, followed by some sort of cyberattack, according to the information I've been able to discover (not a lot).  They are working on getting things back up and running.

UPDATE FRIDAY MORNING: HOORAY! The website is back up and running.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Seal Choir in action

Click on the link below for a track from the Choral Evensong on Sept 25th. The choir decided to do this as a one off treat, for themselves as well as for others. Many thanks to Philip Le Bas, our choir director, and Nicholas Castell, who played the organ for us. The choir is recruiting, and would welcome more singers of any voice. An ability (however basic) to read music helps, but you can learn as you go along, so if you can't read music don't let this put you off!

Nunc Dimittis by T.T. Noble.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Harvest at Seal Church

 Here are some photos of Seal Church's Harvest decorations.

At Messy Church last week we made four giant pictures representing the four seasons to decorate the church. God is with us in every season of the year, and every season of our lives. This is autumn....



...and summer.

At Sunday school this morning, the children made hedgehogs out of bread. Well done! They look really spiky!
Sunday school meets on the first Sunday of every month in the vicarage. Babs Bartholomew has some wonderful ideas to help the children explore and grow in faith.

They also made apple pigs!

There was space on the back of the service sheet, so I included a picture to take away and colour to help us think about the seasons of our lives and look for God's presence in them all. There are plenty of spare service sheets on the table at the back of church. If you live in or near Seal and would like one, feel free to pop in this week and pick one up.

... and the winners are...

Many thanks to Christine Mackinnon who judged our Scarecrow competition for us. 

Drum roll, please...
The winners were.... (with some comments from Christine in italics )

1st - The scarecrow crow, 41 Zion Street. Clever use of black binliners; a crow to scare
crows - cunning!; a very smart idea.

2nd -  BFG, 4 Childsbridge Way. Scary face!

3rd Ninja Turtle, Church Street Green. The face is just perfect - I loved him!

4th Toady Tony, 4 Middle Lane. A brilliant traditional scarecrow

5th Peg Leg Pirate Pete, Flat 4, Bretaneby.  Love the plank wedged into the window - good use of upper-floor window.

Also, Christine particularly loved
Hungry Caterpillar, Church Yard.  
Chez Seal, 41 High Street.  
Banana Man, Top-Banana Pre-school.  
and commented that ...
The mermaid (4 Childsbridge Lane) was appropriately disturbing, 
and 'Donald' (5 Childsbridge Road) was almost as scary as the real thing. 

She said that : Choosing between these scarecrows was tough. They were all superb.  

Thank you for making these impossible decisions for us, Christine. We really appreciate the time and trouble you took.