Sunday, August 21, 2016
Sermons from St Peter & St Paul, Seal, Kent: Trinity 13: Sabbath holiness: Isaiah 58.9-14, Luke 13.10-17 I wonder what your feelings are about Sundays, the Christian Sabbath? It might depend on your age. In t...
We had a great parish outing to Hythe and Dymchurch last Thursday. About 40 of us went. The sun shone and everyone had a great day. Some went on the Hythe and Dymchurch railway, others explored Hythe or spent time on the beach. Many thanks to Marion Gilchrist, who masterminded the trip, and to all who came.
|Hythe Beach - still a working fishing beach.|
|Somewhere out to sea, some of our children are enjoying the water! I just stuck to paddling....|
|What would a seaside trip be without an icecream?|
|St Leonard's Hythe was a fascinating church to visit. It has an ossuary in the crypt, a place where bones were stored. It used to be a normal practice before the Reformation to disinter bodies when the flesh had disappeared and store the bones seperately. A very knowledgeable volunteer guide talked about the bones on display, and what they told scientists about the lives, and deaths, of those whose bones they were.|
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
We had a great Strawberry Tea to conclude our Patronal Festival weekend. A bumper crowd of people from the church and community came along, and the weather was kind to us. Many thanks to Stonepitts Farm for the strawberries, and to all who baked cakes and made sandwiches, served and washed up. It was especially good to see Barbara and Dave Martin, who were celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary.
Last Saturday a group of about 10 members of the congregation walked all (or some) of the way from Seal to Rochester. It was a great walk, wonderfully organised by Stephen Bloxham, to whom, many thanks. There are already plans afoot (!) for another walk next year.... Watch this space!
|Setting off from Seal|
|A welcome break for lunch and loos at Cuxton Churcn - many thanks for the hospitality!|
|Stephen came prepared for everything! Must have been a boy scout!|
|Temple Manor - an unexpected historic building in the middle of an industrial estate on the edge of Strood.|
|Our pilgrims carried chalk with them to mark anything that impressed them on their journey. This was the sign outside Temple Manor - a building where Knights Templar once lived.|
|There were narrow pathways, full of stinging nettles and brambles as well as sunlit poppy fields!|
|Dark clouds loomed before a sudden downpour.|
|The bridge leading into Rochester|
|Journey's end. We then enjoyed a beautiful Evensong. We were welcomed specially at the beginning.|