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         The Barham Downs Group of Church

 Adisham • Barham • Bishopsbourne • Kingston • Wymynswold


                            Notice Sheet for 23rd February Service 2020                   

646, 114, 636, 584, 359. Gibbons: Almighty and everlasting God


Sunday before Lent

9.30 am

Holy Communion


11.00 am
Holy Communion


11.00 am

Morning Prayer




Almighty God, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Reading- Exodus 24: 12-18

The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.” So Moses set out with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. To the elders he had said, “Wait here for us, until we come to you again; for Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a dispute may go to them.”

Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. 

Moses entered the cloud, and went up on the mountain. Moses was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.

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

Psalm 99

THE Lord is King, be the people never so unpatient: he sitteth between the cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet. The Lord is great in Sion: and high above all people. They shall give thanks unto thy Name: which is great, wonderful, and holy. The King's power loveth judgement; thou hast prepared equity: thou hast executed judgement and righteousness in Jacob. O magnify the Lord our God: and fall down before his footstool, for he is holy. Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among such as call upon his Name: these called upon the Lord, and he heard them. He spake unto them out of the cloudy pillar: for they kept his testimonies, and the law that he gave them. Thou heardest them, O Lord our God: thou forgavest them, O God, and punishedst their own inventions.O magnify the Lord our God, and worship him upon his holy hill: for the Lord our God is holy.

Gospel- Matthew 17:1-9                                          

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

Glory to you, O Lord.                                                           

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”  While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!”  When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear.  But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.”  And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”                                          

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, Terry Bradshaw, Kelly, Colin Richards.

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

Richard Parker, David Fowle, Peter Evans, Jean Bailey.

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

Joan Marriot, John Barley, Geoffrey Linnell.

Post Communion  Prayer

Holy God, we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ: may we who are partakers at his table reflect his life in word and deed, that all the world may know his power to change and save. This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Events this week from 24th to 28th February






6.45 pm

Bell ringing.







9.30 am

10.30 am

2.30 pm

7.30 pm

Barham Holy Communion

Adisham CEP Ash Wednesday service

Barham CEP Ash Wednesday service

Choir Practice


Adisham CEP




9.00 am

2.00 pm

6.30 pm

Benefice office open

Oasis (Uppingdene house, Barham)






1st March            Lent 1

8.00 am

Holy Communion BCP


9.30 am

All age service


11.00 am

Morning Prayer


11.00 am



11.00 am

Holy Communion


Upcoming Events and notices

Please note that the Wednesday morning Communion service in Barham will be at the earlier time of 9.30am to accommodate the schools Ash Wednesday services. 

Confirmation Classes

Anyone thinking about being confirmed whether young or old should contact RevT to express interest. A date will be set later this year for Bishop Rose to conduct. Confirmation follows on from Baptism in which the course explores what it means to travel as fellow pilgrims in the life of Christ and to witnesses of the Word. 

We have a provisional date of the Saturday 31st October at 5pm for Bishop Rose to conduct the confirmation service.

Lent Study 2020: Living With A World of Difference

Lent as a season of reflection in preparation for Easter allows us to discern what God is saying to us individually and as a community. With the Lambeth Conference taking place this summer in Canterbury attended by bishops and their spouses from all over the Anglican Communion the Lent Study will explore what it means to be diverse and yet unified as a Christian Community. All are welcome and the sessions will take place on Sundays 4pm at St John's Church, Barham on the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th March. RevT


Parishioners are reminded that if they wish to take part and vote at the Annual Parish Meeting on 12 March they must be listed on the electoral roll.  If you wish to add your name to the list you will find application forms in the rack at the back of the church.  Completed forms should be returned to the Parish Electoral Roll Officer (John Greig) by 5 March.  Contact him if you have a query – 01227 831841 or email  

We are opening the Charlton Park Snowdrop Wood again this year, on Sunday 23rd Feb 10am-2pm, with coffee/tea and biscuits in the house, in aid of St. Mary's Bishopsbourne, minimum suggested donation £2.50 per head.  Well behaved dogs on leads welcome in the wood.  Volunteers to help serve drinks welcome! Gubby 01227 831355

The Adisham Annual Meeting will be held on March 5th at 7pm at Holy Innocents, Adisham

The Kingston Annual Parish Church Meeting will be held at The Barn on Monday 9th March at 7pm. All welcome.

On Sunday March 8th Holy Innocents’ Adisham will stage a Giving Sunday.  There will be a special service at 11.00am that will include a presentation from Liz Mullins, Canterbury Diocesan Stewardship and Funding Adviser.  All are welcome.

Kingston will be marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a celebration of peace on Bank Holiday Friday 8th May. If you would like to join the village planning group please contact