Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (transferred)

First Reading: Daniel 10: 9-10, 13-14

As I watched:

Thrones were set in place

and one of great age took his seat.

His robe was white as snow,

the hair of his head as pure as wool.

His throne was a blaze of flames,

its wheels were a burning fire.

A stream of fire poured out,

issuing from his presence.

A thousand thousand waited on him,

ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.

A court was held

and the books were opened.

I gazed into the visions of the night.

And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven,

one like a son of man.

He came to the one of great age

and was led into his presence.

On him was conferred sovereignty,

glory and kingship,

and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants.

His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty

which shall never pass away,

nor will his empire ever be destroyed.

Responsorial Psalm 97 ———————–

The Lord is king, most high above all the earth.

The Lord is king, let earth rejoice,

let all the coastlands be glad.

Cloud and darkness are his raiment;

his throne, justice and right.

The Lord is king, most high above all the earth.

The mountains melt like wax

before the Lord of all the earth.

The skies proclaim his justice;

all peoples see his glory.

The Lord is king, most high above all the earth.

For you indeed are the Lord

most high above all the earth,

exalted far above all spirits.

The Lord is king, most high above all the earth.

Second Reading: IIPeter 1: 16-19

We did not follow cleverly devised myths
when we made known to you
the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.
For he received honour and glory from God the Father
when that unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory,
"This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased."
We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven
while we were with him on the holy mountain.
Moreover, we possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable.
You will do well to be attentive to it,
as to a lamp shining in a dark place,
until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

Gospel: Matthew 17: 1-9
News From St Michael's - 7th August, 2022.

Today we welcome as our guest celebrant Fr Derek Mottershead, who will also be celebrating next Sunday, !4th August - when we shall be keeping the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. On Thursday, 11th August, we shall be welcoming as celebrant Fr Paul Matthias. We are most grateful to them both for their kindness and support during our interregnum.

Society Parishes' Barbecue:

Bishop Norman and FiF chairman the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield, on a break from the Lambeth Conference, added extra lustre to a splendid Society Parishes’ Barbecue at St Michael and All Angels’, Harbledown on July 31st. The well-supported event closed with Evensong and Benediction as the sun began to set on a memorable occasion. Thanks to the Rector, Fr Peter Harnden, and all at Harbledown for a wonderful spread.

News From Our Tower:

Kent County Association

Maidstone, Kent

St Michael and All Angels

Friday, 22 July 2022 in 43m (6–1–24 in C)

1440 Kelso Surprise Minor

1 Terry Barnard

2 Jacqueline Barlow

3 Janice Byrne

4 Stephen Coaker (C)

5 Pam Thomas

6 Neil Jones

Rung in thanksgiving for the life of Irene Horton.

Kent County Association

Maidstone, Kent

St Michael and All Angels

Sunday, 31 July 2022 in 41m (6–1–24 in C)

1280 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)

352 Cambridge, Yorkshire; 288 Rutland, Superlative; 36 com.

1 Doug Davis

2 Caroline Stockmann

3 Jacqueline Barlow

4 Mark Elvers

5 Rona Joiner

6 Rupert Cheeseman

7 Pam Thomas

8 Neil Jones (C) 

Remembering Jason Adam Orwin, 3/8/2020. R.I.P.

New ringers always welcome – contact Jacqui Barlow!

It could be your Pilgrimage of a Lifetime…. Bishop Norman Banks and Canon Adrian Ling will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land on 16^th\ _^25th November, 2023. This is being arranged through McCabe Pilgrimages, and for bookings before January 31st there is an early-bird discount which brings the price down to £2425 per person (based on 2 sharing) – including flights, coach travel, all meals, accommodation at two excellent family-run hotels (one in Jerusalem, one in Galilee), entrance fees and gratuities. This pilgrimage follows the same pattern as the truly wonderful pilgrimage of November 2019. For an itinerary, booking form or further information, email Eleanor (eleanorgrelle\

Don't Forget: Saturday 13th August is Richborough Family Festival Day at St Albans. Mass in the Cathedral at 12 noon will be followed by Bishop Norman's garden party – bring your own picnic, drinks kindly provided by the Bishop. An inspiring occasion in a lovely setting, and a chance to experience the liveliness and mutual encouragement of the group of Society parishes under the care of Bishop Norman. Alas, rail strikes are expected on that day; if driving, can you offer someone a lift?

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