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  • Thursday 23 March 2017 at 10:10am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    Thsi week's theme is Humility exemplified by the arrival of Jesus on a donkey into Jerusalem.

    First Lesson: Romans 8. 26-27
    Gospel: Matthew 21. 1-11

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Saturday 25 March 2017 at 12:00pm
    print calendar email Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

    High Mass and Procession

    Celebrant - Fr Stephen Flatt

    Hymns:
    634 Fairest Lord Jesus
    (New English Praise)
    188 Ye who own the faith of Jesus
    ((omit vv 5 & 6) (Tune Den Das Vaters Sinn Geboren) )
    First Lesson: Isaiah 7. 10-14
    Second Lesson: Hebrews 10. 4-10
    Gospel: Luke 1. 26-38
    Mass Setting: M. A. Ingegneri – Missa Laudate Pueri Dominum
    Motet: Howells - Magnificat in G
    Psalm: Psalm 40. 5-11
    Voluntary: Te Deum - Jeanne Demessieux

    Clergy
    Canon Leanne Roberts
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 26 March 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Mothering Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent)

    Children's Choir

    Hymns:
    188 Ye who own the faith of Jesus
    ((omit vv 5 & 6) (Tune Den Das Vaters Sinn Geboren) )
    185 Sing we of the Blessed Mother
    161 For Mary, Mother of the Lord
    186 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
    (if needed)
    First Lesson: Colossians 3. 12-17
    Gospel: John 19. 25-27

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman
    Muminur Choudhury


    Reader
    Muminur Choudhury


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Nete Vester


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Thomas Vester


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Thursday 30 March 2017 at 09:30am
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    As the schoolo comes to the end of the Spring term we celebrate the great Easter story of Christ's resurrection from the dead.

    First Lesson: I Corinthians 15. 20-22
    Gospel: John 20. 11-18

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Sunday 2 April 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passiontide Begins)

    Deacon - Fr Stephen Flatt

    Hymns:
    79 The royal banners forward go
    ((tune 128 ii))
    84 It is a thing most wonderful
    (if needed)
    95 When I survey the wondrous Cross
    84 It is a thing most wonderful
    (if needed)

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Lorraine Schmit


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Children Stay in Church


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 9 April 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Palm Sunday
    Hymns:
    509 All glory, laud, and honor
    86 My song is love unknown
    511 Ride on, ride on in majesty
    310 We hail thy Presence glorious
    (if needed)
    First Lesson: Matthew 21. 1-11
    Second Lesson: Phillipians 2. 6-11
    Gospel: Matthew 27. 11-54

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Jasmine Cullingford


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Children Stay in Church


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Thursday 13 April 2017 at 19:00pm
    print calendar email Maundy Thursday

    Deacon - Fr Stephen Flatt

    Hymns:
    295 Let all mortal flesh keep silence
    280 Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness
    268 Of the glorious body telling
    First Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11. 23-26
    Gospel: John 13. 1-17 & 31b-35

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    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

  • Friday 14 April 2017 at 15:00pm
    print calendar email Good Friday Liturgy

    Deacon - Fr Stephen Flatt

    Hymns:
    94 We sing the praise of him who died
    95 When I survey the wondrous Cross
    99 It is finished! blessed Jesus
    ((tune 140))
    First Lesson: Isaiah 52. 13 - end of 53
    Gospel: John 18. 1 - end of 19

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    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 16 April 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Easter Day
    Hymns:
    103 Alleluia, Alleluia, hearts to heaven and voices raise
    125 Ye sons and daughters of the King
    113 Love's redeeming work is done
    272 All for Jesus, all for Jesus
    (if needed)
    First Lesson: Acts 10. 34-43
    Gospel: John 20. 1-18

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Jennifer Currie


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Children Stay in Church


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

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  • Friday 17th March 2017
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    This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Lent. In my sermon last Sunday I said that to me the phrase ‘being born again’ meant that to be a Christian is to have a religion that is ‘portable’. We’re born into a world that can drag us down. To live in all its fullness is to be borne aloft, raised up and have our sights set high. Living well means embodying the great virtues that are spelt out in church morning, noon and night.
     
    This Sunday we hear of a an encounter between Jesus the Jew and a Samaritan woman. Again the theme is the portability of true religion. Worship isn’t tied to a particular place. It’s the light, the key and the fount of human experience. A poem by Brian Wren puts it beautifully:
     
    I have no bucket, and the well is deep.
    My thirst is endless, and my throat is dry.
    I ask you, stranger, silent at my side,
    can words refresh my longings if you speak?
    I have no bucket, and the well is deep.
     
    Can love unbar the strongrooms of the mind
    and scour the tombs and warrens underground
    for toys and treasures lost, or never found,
    for all I cannot name, yet ache to find?
    I have no bucket, and the well is deep.
     
    Who are you, strange yet friendly at my side,
    and can you see and judge, yet understand
    my hidden self, and heal with wounded hands?
    Are you the path, the gateway and the guide,
    the keys, the living water, and the light?
     
    Come break the rock, and bid the rivers flow
    from deep unending wells of joy and worth,
    for tears, for drinking, drowning and new birth,
    and I shall find and give myself, and know
    the keys, the living water, and the light.
     
    (Brian Wren Words © 1986 Hope Publishing Company)
     
    News:
     
    Baby Thea had a heart operation this week. It went well. Please continue to keep the Templetons in your prayers. They are very grateful for the support and offers of practical help.
     
    Patrick & Mavis Walker are staying indoors at the moment. Patrick had a minor accident at home but he is recovering. I gave them communion on Friday and they asked to be remembered to you all.
     
    Simon Thwaites’s mother, Ann died this week. We offer our condolences to Simon. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
     
    Looking ahead:
     
    Its cake sale time again at Hampden Gurney – Thursday 23 March after school. Michele Lyons writes:
     
    ''Can anyone help the school cake sale this year? It’s so important as it helps raise funds for the school for music and art resources, trips out for children who don’t have the means for them and for important books and equipment.
     
    On the day, please can you bake a cake or biscuits or anything savoury like sausage rolls, quiches etc to donate to the school? They can be dropped off at the school from 8.45am on Thursday 23rd.
     
    Secondly, can you pop by at 3.20 onwards and buy cakes/savouries to help raise important funds?
     
    Lastly, we have no match funding for this important event. Can anyone please ask their work place if they could match fund our takings or just make a donation? Sky donated £350 last year through Anya Betina Phillips or does anyone have a good relationship with their bank or estate agent and could they ask them if they could match fund us? I can provide more details - my email is michelebaylis@yahoo.co.uk ''
     
    Next Saturday (25 March), 12.00pm: Feast of the Annunciation High Mass & Procession. Preacher: The Revd Canon Leanne Roberts (Southward Cathedral). Do come. We don't always give our Feast of Title the celebration it deserves.
     
    Sunday 26 March, Mothering Sunday. The children’s choir will sing at mass.
     
    The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will now be held on Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm in church. This is the new date.
     
    I will soon be sending out a separate email about church finances and asking people to sign up to a Parish Giving Scheme. Please look out for it. Thank you.
     
    On Sunday, I will be at St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate. They are having their Annual Meeting, which I will be chairing. Fr Stephen will be at the Annunciation. See you on Saturday 25th, hopefully.
     
     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 10th March 2017
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    Many thanks to everyone who made Ven Luke Miller, the Archdeacon of London welcome last week. He much enjoyed his visit and wishes the Annunciation well as we grapple with what it means to be the Body of Christ in this part of the capital.

    Lent continues on Sunday with the Second Sunday of the season. The gospel set for this week is the moving story of Nicodemus who comes under cover of darkness to discover what Jesus is about. Nicodemus finds that in understanding Jesus he comes to understand himself more fully. May that be true of our own journeys through Lent.

    Last Sunday someone gave a beautiful book The Friends of God and the Work of the Spirit to the church. The person has written in the front of the book but I can’t read the signature. Can anyone tell me who left it? I’d like to thank them for it and find out a little bit about it.

    Simon and Gillian pass on their thanks for prayers for baby Thea. She has now been diagnosed with a heart condition which will require surgery. So please continue to hold them in your thoughts and prayers. Circumstances such as these test faith, and question our assumptions and priorities.

    Its cake sale time again at Hampden Gurney – Thursday 23 March after school. Michele Lyons writes:

    ''Can anyone help the school cake sale this year? It’s so important as it helps raise funds for the school for music and art resources, trips out for children who don’t have the means for them and for important books and equipment.

    On the day, please can you bake a cake or biscuits or anything savoury like sausage rolls, quiches etc to donate to the school? They can be dropped off at the school from 8.45am on Thursday 23rd.

    Secondly, can you pop by at 3.20 onwards and buy cakes/savouries to help raise important funds?

    Lastly, we have no match funding for this important event. Can anyone please ask their work place if they could match fund our takings or just make a donation? Sky donated £350 last year through Anya Betina Phillips. or does anyone have a good relationship with their bank or estate agent and could they ask them if they could match fund us? I can provide more details - my email is 
    michelebaylis@yahoo.co.uk ''

    Looking ahead:

    Saturday 25 March, 12.00pm: Feast of the Annunciation High Mass & Procession. Preacher: The Revd Canon Leanne Roberts (Southward Cathedral). Do come that Saturday. We don't always give our Feast of Title the celebration it deserves.

    Sunday 26 March, Mothering Sunday. The children’s choir will sing at mass.

    The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will now be held on Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm in church. This is a new date and was agreed by the Parochial Church Council last Sunday.

    This coming week I will be sending out quite a lengthy separate email about church finances. Please look out for it and take time to read and think about it. 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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  • Friday 3rd March 2017
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    Lent has begun. I spent much of Wednesday intoning 'Remember from dust you came and to dust you shall return. Repent and believe the gospel'. Ashing all of the children at Hampden Gurney School is slightly unsettling. Reception look too young to be reminded of their mortality. But the most important lessons in life are best learned when we are young especially when those lessons are about how we are to flourish as human beings.
     
    As I said in my homily at the beginning of the school mass: children today will grow into adults who will spend most of their lives on a screen. My parents didn't get a TV until I was in my teens. Today's children grow up with TVs, computers and smart phones. In many ways, electrical devices are wonders. We have vast amounts of information at our fingertips. The irony however is that not only can this lead to sensory overload it can also create sensory deprivation. We see and hear what's on our screens but when we touch them, they're cold. And there's neither smell nor taste. 
     
    The virtual world brings us knowledge but it can also cocoon us in fantasy. The tradition of sacramental worship calls us to step inside the same space physically with others and to have every sense engaged. From dust we came and to dust we shall return but in the meantime there's a lot of embodied living to do. We'll miss out if we spend too much time staring at a small odourless screen. If you're still wondering what to give up of Lent, how about turning of the electrical devices more often?
     
    The new service sheet seems to have gone down well. Please take it away with you and use it during the week. Reflect on the readings and make the prayers your own.
     
    If you are looking to donate to a charity during Lent, please consider the Diocese of London’s Lent Appeal for the church in Angola and Mozambique http://www.london.anglican.org/mission/lent-appeal-2017-sowing-seeds-tomorrow-angola-mozambique/ Thank you.


    This Sunday the celebrant and preacher is the Ven Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London. He has been in post just over a year and this is his first visit to the Annunciation. Please make him welcome. 
     
    If you are buying Easter eggs please try to make sure that they are free trade. You can buy them at http://www.realeasteregg.co.uk/
     
    News:


    Baby Thea still needs our heartfelt prayers as well as for Gillian, Simon and Thompson.


    Congratulations to Matthias & Laure Boizard on the birth of their son, Alexander. It’s a very popular name in this part of the world!


    During the week one of the congregation emailed me to ask how he might pray with his son at bedtime. Here’s what I said


    I suggest that if you don't have one, you buy a small religious picture or (not scary) crucifix. As you say routine is the key so adopt a pattern you. Find a five-minute slot e.g. before or after a bedtime story or once he is in bed. Bring out the picture/cross and say something like 'Let's say thank you to God for the lives he has given us. We bless God this day for ... (mention anything special that's been good) ... We are sorry for the things that we've done wrong ... (brief mention of anything special) ... and we give thanks, Father for the forgiveness that you show us in Jesus. We pray for the people that we know and love ... (names) ... and we pray for the people who need your protection tonight ... (names). This night, give us your peace.' Then say the 'Our Father' and 'Hail Mary'. As he gets older you could the Collect for the previous Sunday from the mass sheet. 
    Perhaps this make work for your family, too. Please let me know if it ‘does and any ideas that you may have.


    Looking ahead:

    Saturday 11 March, 12.30pm – 3.30pm First Aid Course in church. Dr Sharon Man has kindly organised the session run by St John's Ambulance at church. The cost is £42 per person. Please contact Sharon for more details and/or sign up. If you don't have Sharon's email address, please ask  me for it.

    Saturday 25 March, 12.00pm: Feast of the Annunciation High Mass & Procession. Preacher: The Revd Canon Leanne Roberts (Southward Cathedral). Do come that Saturday. We don't always give our Feast of Title the celebration it deserves.


    Sunday 26 March, Mothering Sunday. The children’s choir will sing at mass.


    Also, remember: If you would like to contact me please don't reply to this email but use my own email address. 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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