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         The Barham Downs Group of Church

 Adisham • Barham • Bishopsbourne • Kingston • Wymynswold


                   Notice Sheet for 19th January Service 2020

                                      756, 347, 379, 221


2nd Sunday in Epiphany


9.30 am

Methodist Holy Communion


9.30 am

Holy Communion


11.00 am

Morning Prayer


11.00 am

Holy Communion




Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



Reading- Isaiah 49:1-7


Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away!

The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” But I said, “I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.”

And now the Lord says, who formed me in the womb to be his servant,

to bring Jacob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him,

for I am honored in the sight of the Lord, and my God has become my strength— he says, “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel;

I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations, the slave of rulers,

“Kings shall see and stand up, princes, and they shall prostrate themselves,

because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

This is the Word of the Lord, Thanks be to God.

Gospel- John 1:29-42                                                

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.       

Glory to you, O Lord.                                                                                     

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.” The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).                     

This is the Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to you, O Christ

Our Prayers this week                                                                  

For any who are sick or in particular need at this time;              

Richard Bellamy, Maureen Baker.

We remember those who have died and those who mourn their Passing;          

Maureen Bicker, Geoffrey Street, Marjorie Langdon.


and those who we remember on the anniversary of their death:

Harry Jarvis, Allan Kerry, Tony Moorhouse, Brian Wright,                Elizabeth Piersall, Pam Perry, Rick McBride, George Lepiorz, Jim Baker, Gladys Bates.


Post Communion  Prayer

God of glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life: fill us with your Holy Spirit that through us the light of your glory may shine in all the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.



Events this week from 20th to 24th January







6.45 pm

Bell ringing.







10.00 am

7.15 pm

7.30 pm

Barham Holy Communion

Prayer and Praise

Choir Practice





9.00 am

2.00 pm

6.30 pm

Benefice office open

Oasis (Uppingdene house, Barham)






26th January       3rd Sunday in Epiphany


9.30 am

Holy Communion


11.00 am

Holy Communion


11.00 am

Family Communion



Upcoming Events and notices

Prayer and Praise Wed 22nd  January 7.15pm at 4 Farmhouse Close.

If you are interested and want more information, please contact Brian on 07976 362975 or

Deepening Discipleship Course - Sittingbourne - February to March 2020 - Closing Date for application 21 January 2020

An 8 session course for those wishing to explore their journey of discipleship & calling. Revised course with emphasis on Ministry in the everyday.
Venue: St Michael’s church, Sittingbourne
Dates: 4th, 11th, 13th February and 3rd, 10th, 17th March 2020
               Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm
               Facilitated by; Revd Lesley Jones & Revd Alan Pinnegar

            For more information contact or visit