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Distributing the Elements at Holy Communion.
Rev. Thomas H. Harbold
Welcome to St. Bede's! My name is (The Rev'd) Thomas H. Harbold, or "Father Tom." I am a Priest in the United Episcopal Church of North America, Missionary Diocese of the East, and Vicar of St. Bede's Anglican Mission, in Westminster, Maryland. I am very glad you stopped by our church profile! I hold a B.A. in Medieval Studies from (then) Western Maryland College, also in Westminster, and a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. Born and raised Methodist (a church with Anglican roots), I joined the Anglican tradition through the Episcopal Church in 1989, where I served for many years as a licensed lay reader, licensed lay preacher, and licensed Eucharistic minister, among other ministries. I was ordained Deacon in June of 2015 by the Rt. Rev. Rick Aaron Reid (Traditional Anglican Church of America), and Priest on November 11th, 2017, by the Most Reverend Peter Robinson, Presiding Bishop (Archbishop) of the United Episcopal Church of North America and Bishop Ordinary of the Missionary Diocese of the East. I seek to serve God and His people, as He gives me grace! Again, thank you for stopping by, and I hope to hear from you soon.
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