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  • Sunday 30 April 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Third Sunday of Easter

    Deaf Chaplaincy

    Deacon - Fr Stephen Flatt

    Hymns:
    124 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
    121 This joyful Eastertide
    280 Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness
    286 From glory to glory advancing, we praise thee, O Lord
    (if needed)
    First Lesson: Acts 2. 14a & 36-41
    Gospel: Luke 24. 13-35
    Mass Setting: Communion Service in G - Francis Jackson
    Motet: Victimae paschali laudes - William Byrd
    Voluntary: Intermezzo (Symphonie 6) - Charles-Marie Widor

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Nicholas Mole


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 7 May 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Children's Choir

    Hymns:
    120 Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son
    124 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
    121 This joyful Eastertide
    114 Now is eternal life
    (if needed)
    First Lesson: Acts 2. 42-47
    Gospel: John 10. 1-10

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 14 May 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Fifth Sunday of Easter
    Hymns:
    105 Christ the Lord is risen again
    ((Tune 2))
    104 At the Lamb's high feast we sing
    118 The Lord is risen indeed
    296 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor
    288 God everlasting, wonderful and holy
    (if needed)
    First Lesson: Acts 7. 55-60
    Gospel: John 14. 1-14

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 21 May 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Sixth Sunday of Easter
    First Lesson: Acts 17. 22-31
    Gospel: John 14. 15-21

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

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  • Sunday 23rd April 2017
    print email Baptism of Rodvin Emami & Arshan Qurashy

    It was a great joy to baptize these lively two year olds this afternoon. The boys are cousins. Their parents are from Iran and it was good to see other members of the family who have been associated with the Annunciation for a number of years.

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  • Friday 21st April 2017
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    During the week, London and this area in particular has come alive again as people return from their Easter holidays. If you went away I hope that you had an interesting and refreshing time. Indicative of the neighbourhood is the answer that I was given by a child at Hampden Gurney School when I asked if he’d been away. ‘Yes, Miami’. Beats my childhood weekends in Bognor!
     
    Offers of places in Reception at Hampden Gurney School were published this week. As always there was a mixture of smiles and tears. If your child hasn’t been offered a place it is worth going on the waiting list especially if you have been coming to the Annunciation for more than two years but just less than three. In my experience, not every place offered is taken up at the beginning of the new school year so if you are near the top of the waiting list it’s possible that your child may be offered a placed after all.
     
    If you are on the waiting list you should check in with the school office regularly to see whereabouts your child in on the list. Once you have been coming for three years I can sign a new Supplementary Inform Form giving the revised attendance. Please contact me if you would like to have a conversation about this.
     
    Sunday is the Second Sunday of Easter and the gospel tells us about the disciples being ‘shut in’ out of fear but liberated through the presence of the resurrected Christ. Doubting Thomas doubted no longer.
     
    Perhaps our problem today is not being ‘shut in’ but some people seeking to shut others out. Worldwide, isolationism is gathering strength. We need to pray that the elections now to happen in this country and in other parts of Europe will produce governments that have an all-encompassing vision. Sectarianism offers no future.
     
    The children’s choir starts again on Tuesday, 3.45pm in church. And on Thursday (27 April), 7.30pm we have a parish dinner and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting in church. Last call please for attendees. I need to let Maroush know the numbers for catering. £20 donation payable on the night for a buffet dinner with wine. Thank you.
     
    From now until the end of May I’m giving out Parish Giving Scheme forms. I hope that everyone will become a regular contributor to parish finances. We will soon see a loss of business income from the parts of the church that are rented out so if we wish to see parish life continue as usual folk please put your hands in your pockets.

    Besides paying the parish bills we need to replace the boiler at a cost of around £80k in the autumn. Steve Phillips and Thomas Vester have put together a heroic scheme to do a sponsored family climb of Mount Snowden in September. Here’s the deal: 

    It’s the weekend of 15-17 September. The group leaves London after school and catches the train from Euston to Bangor. Accommodation for two nights at Bangor University is being arranged. On Saturday, there’s the climb with guide and minibus transfer. There is also a train to the top of mountain for those less able or who have young children. Everyone comes home again on the Sunday. For more information please talk to Steve stevejphillips@yahoo.com or Thomas thomasvester@gmail.com .
     
    Vincent Forestier would like to start an adult prayer group on weekdays. Vincent writes
     
    To describe the idea, in the past I used to be part of one group that we created with a friend in order to pray for the world, the people we knew that were in pain or need for god help in their lives and some specific matters as peace in war times. 

    I believe prayer is important because it is asking God help in what we do or for others in need for help, and it can make miracles in our lives. 
     
    Please let me know if you are interested in joining a prayer group.
     
    Finally, here are some exciting upcoming events:
     
    Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood Road, Monday 19 June at 7pm. Rabbi Alexandra Wright will talk about a Jewish Perspective on singing the Bach Passions with a response by Laurence Hillel of the London Interfaith Centre. This will involve looking at the difficult Gospel texts in the gospels from the Christian and Jewish perspectives.
    T S Eliot Day, Saturday 1 July at St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate. Speakers: +Rowan Williams & +Richard Harries. For more information please contact me.
     
    Pilgrimage to Italy, 10-18 May 2018. With Fr Michael Bowie, I’m planning a pilgrimage to Italy next year. The itinerary includes San Giovanni Rotondo, Loreto, Ravenna & Assisi. Cost £1400 (approx). If you are interested in joining the party please contact me.
     
    Bentley Car Celebration at St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate in 2019. W O Bentley built his first car in Chagford Street which runs along the side of St Cyprian’s in 1919. Conversations have begun thinking about how the centenary may be marked. There are thoughts about a dinner in the church and a street party. If you know of any keen of Bentley drivers please let me know. Thank you.
     
    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald
    gerald.beauch@btconnect.com
     
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

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  • Thursday 13th April 2017
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    So, we come to the most solemn yet exuberant time in the church’s year: the end of Holy Week – Good Friday and Easter Day. Death and resurrection. Faith is not a problem to be explained but a mystery to be lived. ‘Mystery’ in the sense that the word is used in St John’s Gospel. A mystery is a sign pointing towards God.

    In the life of faith signs become symbols. They are more than pointers. Symbols are invitations to us and to all to be immersed the divine love embodied in Jesus Christ. His body we become through baptism and his life shines out of us even in the darkest places. We are walking sacraments.

    Many members of the congregation are away this year for the Easter holiday so I hope that people are having a wonderful time and enjoying safe travels. Do go to church wherever you are over Easter. It would be very interesting to hear about other traditions that you experience.

    At the Good Friday Liturgy we will be joined by members of the Chaplaincy Among Deaf & Deaf Blind People. It is an honour for the Annunciation to be chosen as their place of worship on this important day.

    On Sunday, we will be baptizing Youssef Ziade at the Parish Mass. In the early church people were baptized in running water – plunged beneath the surface and brought up gasping to new life. The Church of England baptism of infants isn’t quite so dramatic but it is very good to have a baptism on Easter Day to remind us that we are part of a great thousands year old tradition which has the power to transform peoples’ lives.

    Some reminders:

    Vincent Forestier would like to start an adult prayer group on weekdays. Please let me know if you are interested.

    Many thanks to those who have responded to appeals to join the Parish Giving Scheme and/or make donations to the new boiler but we need many more responses. So please don’t be shy!

    Steve Philips & Thomas Vester are organising a family weekend to Mount Snowden (15 -17 September). Please contact Steve stevejphillips@yahoo.com  or Thomas thomasvester@gmail.com for more information. 

    A Parish Dinner and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting is on Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm in church. If you are coming please let me know so that I can organize the catering. £20 donation payable on the night for a buffet dinner with wine. Thank you.

    Looking further ahead there are three exciting projects that you may be interested in:

    T S Eliot Day, Saturday 1 July at St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate. Speakers: +Rowan Williams & +Richard Harries. For more information please contact me. 
    Pilgrimage to Italy, 10-18 May 2018. With Fr Michael Bowie, I’m planning a pilgrimage to Italy next year. The itinerary includes San Giovanni Rotondo, Loreto, Ravenna & Assisi. Cost £1400 (approx). Again, if you are interested in joining the party please contact me. 

    Bentley Car Celebration at St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate in 2019. W O Bentley built his first car in Chagford Street which runs along the side of St Cyprian’s in 1919. Conversations have begun to think about how the centenary may be marked. There are thoughts about a dinner in the church and a street party. If you know of any keen of Bentley drivers please let me know. Thank you.

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday if you are in town.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald
    gerald.beauch@btconnect.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation
    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

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  • Friday 7th April 2017
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    One of the encouraging signs of growth at the Annunciation is people’s desire to pray. A few weeks ago, I said that a parent had asked for guidance on how to pray with their child. Last week I had a request from Vincent Forestier asking if it would be possible to set up a regular weekday evening prayer group. Vincent writes:
     
    … in the past I used to be part of one group that we created with a friend in order to pray for the world, the people we knew that were in pain or need for God’s help in their lives and some specific matters as peace in war times. I believe prayer is important because it is asking God help in what we do or for others in need for help, and it can make miracles in our lives.
     
    If you would like to be involved with this please talk to Vincent or to me.
     
    Sunday is Palm Sunday and so begins the most important week in the church’s year. Christ enters Jerusalem on his final journey. As this week’s events unfold we see the trials and triumphs of our own lives reflected in his crucifixion and resurrection. His scaffold is our scaffolding for life eternal.
     
    If you are here during Holy Week then please do come to the special services:
     
    Thursday 13 April. Maundy Thursday
    7.00pm Mass of the Last Supper
     
    Friday 14 April. Good Friday
    3.00pm Liturgy
     
    Saturday 15 April
    9.00pm Easter Vigil Mass at All Saints Margaret Street
     
    Sunday 16 April. Easter Day
    10.30am Parish Mass & Holy Baptism
     
    Just a few updates on people. Baby Thea is maintaining progress. Patrick & Mavis Walker were in church last Sunday so it was good to see them. This week Rose Lyons and Laura Royde had operations: Rose on her hand and Laura has a new hip.  We wish them well in their recoveries.

    From now until the end of May I’m giving out Parish Giving Scheme forms. I hope that everyone will become a regular contributor to parish finances. We will soon see a loss of business income from the parts of the church that are rented out so if we wish to see parish life continue as usual folk please put your hands in your pockets.

    Besides paying the parish bills we need to replace the boiler at a cost of around £80k in the autumn. Steve Phillips and Thomas Vester have put together a heroic scheme to do a sponsored family climb of Mount Snowden in September. Here’s the deal: 

    It’s the weekend of 15-17 September. The group leaves London after school and catches the train from Euston to Bangor. Accommodation for two nights at Bangor University is being arranged. On Saturday, there’s the climb with guide and minibus transfer. There is also a train to the top of mountain for those less able or who have young children. Everyone comes home again on the Sunday. For more information please talk to Steve stevejphillips@yahoo.com or Thomas thomasvester@gmail.com .

    If you would like to make donations to the church for the boiler please make bank transfers to 40 05 29 / 20232173 Reference ‘Heating Donation’.  You can also let me have a cheque payable to ‘The Annunciation PCC’. On the back please write ‘Heating Donation’.  

    A Parish Dinner and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting is on Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm in church. If you are coming please let me know so that I can organize the catering. £20 donation payable on the night for a buffet dinner with wine. Thank you.
     
    Looking further ahead there are three exciting projects that you may be interested in:
     
    T S Eliot Day, Saturday 1 July at St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate. Speakers: +Rowan Williams & +Richard Harries. For more information please contact me.
     
    Pilgrimage to Italy, 10-18 May 2018. With Fr Michael Bowie, I’m planning a pilgrimage to Italy next year. The itinerary includes San Giovanni Rotondo, Loreto, Ravenna & Assisi. Cost £1400 (approx). Again if you are interested in joining the party please contact me.
     
    Bentley Car Celebration at St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate in 2019. W O Bentley built his first car in Chagford Street which runs along the side of St Cyprian’s in 1919. Conversations have begun to think about how the centenary may be marked. There are thoughts about a dinner in the church and a street party. If you know of any keen of Bentley drivers please let me know. Thank you.
     
    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday. 

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald
    gerald.beauch@btconnect.com
     
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

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