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  • Sunday 24 May 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Pentecost
    Hymns:
    139 Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
    142 Sing to him in whom creation
    421 O King enthroned on high
    137 Come down, O Love divine
    First Lesson: Acts 2. 1-21
    Gospel: John 15. 26-27; 16. 4b-15
    Mass Setting: Missa in Simplicitate - Jean Langlais
    Motet: Psalm 41 - Josef Haydn
    Voluntary: Improvisation sur le "Te Deum" - Charles Tournemire

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman
    Andreas Lind


    Reader
    Helen White


    Server

    Refreshments
    Abi Goldsbrough
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    (Olu)Funke Ajenifuja


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Sunday School Attendance
    Vladka Thwaites


    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 26 May 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Mass

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  • Sunday 31 May 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Trinity Sunday

    Fr Stephen - Deacon

    Deaf Chaplaincy

    Hymns:
    343 Bright the vision that delighted
    148 The God of Abraham praise
    146 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
    373 How shall I sing that majesty
    (Coe Fen NEPraise 699)
    First Lesson: Isaiah 6. 1-8
    Gospel: John 3. 1-17

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson
    Gillian Brown


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Jethro Kruger


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 2 June 2015 at 10:10am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    The Feast of Pentecost (this year celebrated on Sunday 25 May) is sometimes called 'the Birthday of the Church'. Inspired by the Holy Spirit the first disciples now knew what they should do with the good news. Shout it out loud!

    First Lesson: Acts 2. 1-11
    Gospel: John 20. 19-22

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Tuesday 2 June 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Mass

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  • Sunday 7 June 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email First Sunday after Trinity (Proper 5)

    With the Children's Choir

    Hymns:
    345 Christ is the King, O friends rejoice
    294 Just as I am, without one plea
    394 Let all the world in every corner sing
    373 How shall I sing that majesty
    (Coe Fen NEPraise 699)
    First Lesson: 2 Corinthians 4. 13 – 5.1
    Gospel: Mark 3. 20-end

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Donna Tully


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Nete Vester


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader
    Fiona Milligan


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 9 June 2015 at 10:10am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    This week and next we are thinking about Friendship. The ability to make friends is key to future happiness. At Hampden Gurney develloping emotional intelligence is part of children's preparation for life.

    First Lesson: 1 Corinthians 10. 14-17
    Gospel: Mark 2. 1-9

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Tuesday 9 June 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass (S. Columba)

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  • Sunday 14 June 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Second Sunday after Trinity (Proper 6)
    Hymns:
    440 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
    376 I heard the voice of Jesus say
    334 All people that on earth do dwell
    373 How shall I sing that majesty
    (Coe Fen NEPraise 699)
    First Lesson: 2 Corinthians 5. 6-10 & 14-17
    Gospel: Mark 4. 26-34

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Sharon Man


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 10:10am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    Friendship: If blind Bartimaeus didn't have friends to tell him ‘Take heart; get up, he is calling you’ he would have never seen again. To be a friend is to encourage others.

    First Lesson: Romans 8. 12-17
    Gospel: Mark 10. 46-52

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

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  • Sunday 21 June 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Third Sunday after Trinity (Proper 7)
    Hymns:
    310 We hail thy Presence glorious
    410 My God, how wonderful thou art
    475 Ye holy angels bright
    373 How shall I sing that majesty
    (Coe Fen NEPraise 699)
    First Lesson: 2 Corinthians 6. 1-13
    Gospel: Mark 4. 35-end

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader
    Abi Goldsbrough


    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Thomas Vester


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader
    Maria Kastani


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

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  • Saturday 16th May 2015
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    ​Last Thursday was Ascension Day. In many European countries it is still a public holiday. That's not the case in the UK although many schools and colleges with a Christian ethos mark it with special services. 

    I celebrated mass with the Francis Holland School in St Cyprian's Clarence Gate and took on the science and religion debate. This is a wonderful time to be studying science. Whether we're looking through a telescope or a microscope the new discoveries are breath-taking. This poses the question: Is our world and cosmos just an accident or is there intention behind it? If the latter is the answer then surely awe and wonder will draw us towards faith.

    Tomorrow's gospel is part of Jesus' High Priestly Prayer from St John's gospel. As our priest, Jesus draws together what is divided - heaven and earth, Jew and Gentile, male and female. Strangers become friends and God is glorified in all.

    Last week we had a record number of children in Sunday School - 106. The challenge of making the space work becomes evermore pressing. So please observe these ground rules:

    Arrive on time. Latecomers are disruptive.

    Only children under 2 should stay in the creche area.

    Once children over 3 go to their tables, parents return upstairs. The children are in the care of the Sunday School team especially the person leading the table and there isn't room for everyone to stay.

    At communion parents upstairs wait in the north aisle and receive children back from Sunday School as quietly as possible. Come with your child for communion and/or a blessing.

    We remain as quiet as possible apart from singing hymns until the end of mass and after the organ voluntary has finished.

    Thank you.

    I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Fr Stephen is celebrating mass. I will be in and around the Sunday School.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

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  • Saturday 9th May 2015
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    ​Harold Wilson is supposed to have said that a week is a 'long time in politics'. Whatever our voting habits its certainly been a long week and I hope that those who have been active in the campaigning still have enough energy to run the country. There are big questions for the future. What is Britain's place in Europe? How will the United Kingdom's constituent nations relate to each other? A question that particularly interests me is how does London serve the rest of the country? I'm a Londoner born and bred and have lived in other parts of Britain as well as overseas. The London in which I grew up has been transformed from post-war grime to post-modern glitz. But because it has a long history London is still a collection of villages. At the heart of the traditional English village is the parish church. Archaic though it may seem its a model that still works here. But if the Annunciation is going to be more than a romantic throwback then we have to develop not just socially but also theologically and become the Body of Christ in this place. Those in government and opposition have a job to do and so do we. The new Parochial Church Council (PCC) met for the first time last Tuesday. Fr Neil Evans from the Diocese of London gave us some input on Mission Action Planning. I have been the parish priest of the Annunciation for almost five years. We are at the point where having drawn in so many new people we need to give deeper shape to our parish life and become a more intentional community. The Capital Vision 2020 of the Diocese of London is contoured around the key words Confident, Compassionate, Creative. I hope that our PCC can also encapsulate the Annunciation's DNA and ensure that the essential character of the parish can be carried forward as we make our unique contribution to this capital city and the wider world. Tomorrow is the Sixth Sunday of Easter and our celebration of the resurrection season is almost over. Next Thursday is Ascension Day. Forty days after Easter Day the risen Christ ascends into heaven and ten days after that we celebrate Pentecost, the gift of the Holy Spirit. So in the gospel we contemplate Christ's enduring words especially the command to abide in his love. This will be the theme of my sermon tomorrow. In case you are new to the Annunciation just a reminder that we ask people to arrive on time (10.25am is perfection) and to make sure that children are registered and wearing their name tags. In the melee that is the Sunday mass keeping tags on the children and fostering exemplary behaviour is a priority not least in order to keep children safe. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Yours in Christ Fr Gerald

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  • Saturday 2nd May 2015
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    Tomorrow if the Fifth Sunday of Easter. I will be at St Cyprian's but Fr Stephen will be with you as usual. The gospel is one of those great 'I am' sayings. This time, Jesus compares himself to a vine with us, his disciples as the branches. Our relationship with God is organic. The church is not an organisation but an organism. Like anything that lives it has its seasons. There are highs and lows. A healthy spirituality needs to include the wisdom of the gardener and vinedresser.

    Its good to see so many children as always. We seem to be getting a bit slow moving up and downstairs again so just a reminder that we ask parents to carry young children in order to speed things along.

    One of the artistic treasures in the building is the memorial brass to the first Vicar of the Annunciation, Fr Bernard Shaw in the floor of the sanctuary. Its on the front cover of a book about church brasses. Would you please ensure that children do not walk on it. If it becomes subject to damage we will need to cover it up which would be a pity.

    Every so often I come across something which encapsulates what I believe deeply. If you have time please read this.

    https://twothousandfourhundredmiles.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/if-its-not-about-love-well-its-not-about-anything-a-tribute-to-my-dad/

    Fr Joe Cassidy was Principal of St Chad's College, Durham. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic and became a Jesuit but he also felt a call to marriage. Eventually he became an Anglican priest, married and had a family. He died after a heart attack in March aged 60. This tribute was given by his daughter at his funeral in Durham Cathedral.

    Please pray for those who are standing for election this week and for the officers who ensure that everything runs smoothly.

    ​If you are away for the holiday weekend, travel safely.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

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