Wednesday 1 February 2023

Seal Church Clock


I am delighted to say that we have now reached our target, and hope to get the work underway as soon as we have all the necessary permissions in place.

Are you missing the chiming of Seal Church clock? So are we! The mechanism, which is over 150 years old, is badly in need of repair. It will cost around £6000 to do the job, which will involve dismantling the clock, getting it down the tower stairs and taking it to the clock repairers workshop, then doing the whole operation in reverse when it is complete.

If you can help with raising the money for this you can donate here, or by cheque payable to Friends of St Peter and St Paul Church" or in cash delivered to The Vicarage, Church Street, Seal, TN15 0AR

We're hoping the repairs can be started as soon as possible!

poster for the clock appeal showing Seal Church clock. Text as above.

Saturday 17 November 2018

Churchyard and Church hall clean up

Many thanks to all who turned out recently to help do some routine maintenance and clearing up in the churchyard, and to clear a large patch of undergrowth outside the church hall and paint the doors.

Thursday 19 April 2018

Repairing the roof

If you've noticed scaffolding up around the church in recent months, don't panic - it is just some minor repairs to broken roof tiles, which we are doing gradually!

Saturday 13 February 2016


If you've been wandering around the churchyard recently you may have noticed some bollards on the North side of the church, and work going on there. We have been investigating drainage problems, which have caused a lot of dampness on the North wall of the church, and found that an old soakaway was very blocked. It has now been redug, and filled with plastic crates to prevent problems in the future. Fortunately, there were no graves in this area, as it has always been a soakaway, so the work went along very smoothly. We're hoping that will sort out the problem of the dampness, and that the North wall will gradually dry out. When it is dry we will think about replastering and painting the wall.

Thursday 8 October 2015

Organ repairs about to start

The Organ at Seal Church is badly in need of cleaning and maintenance. We've been hard at work raising £5600 for this - many thanks to all who "sponsored a pipe". The work is about to start, on Monday 12th Oct.

During the work, lasting about three weeks, the church will be locked when no one is there in order to safeguard both the exposed machinery and the general public.

Services will go ahead as normal, but please take care and keep a special eye on any children in church during this time.

 If you need access to the church at other times, please contact the vicar who will arrange for you to be let in. Keyholders are asked to take care in the church if they need to be there, and to be careful to lock up when they go.

Monday 22 June 2015

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Time stands still...

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