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  • Sunday 1 March 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Second Sunday of Lent
    Hymns:
    76 Take up thy cross, the Saviour said
    376 I heard the voice of Jesus say
    333 All my hope on God is founded
    67 Forty days and forty nights
    First Lesson: Romans 4. 13-end
    Gospel: Mark 8. 31-end
    Mass Setting: Missa 'Tu es Petrus' - G.P. da Palestrina
    Motet: Miserere mei, Deus - William Byrd
    Voluntary: Erbarm' dich mein, O Herre Gott - J.S. Bach

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman
    David De Kervern


    Reader
    David De Kervern


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader
    Vladka Thwaites


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 3 March 2015 at 10:10am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    As last week the theme is Endurance.

    For Christians endurance is one of the fruits of faith. We know this from the two key apostles Peter and Paul. Peter 'walked on water' and Paul 'fought the good fight' to the end.

    First Lesson: 2 Timothy 4. 5-8
    Gospel: Matthew 14.25-33

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Tuesday 3 March 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

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  • Sunday 8 March 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Third Sunday of Lent
    Hymns:
    378 Immortal love for ever full
    353 Dear Lord and Father of mankind
    374 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
    First Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1. 18-25
    Gospel: John 2. 13-22

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader
    Helen White


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

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

    As we move towards Holy Week and Easter we think about Forgiveness. Teaching our children the way to overcome bitterness is perhaps one of the most important values we can offer the in the modern world.

    First Lesson: James 5. 13-16
    Gospel: Matthew 6. 7-14

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Tuesday 10 March 2015 at 10:30am
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    Clergy
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 10 March 2015 at 12:30pm
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  • Sunday 15 March 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Mothering Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent)

    This is a Family Mass and there will be gifts of flowers for all who nurture children.

    Hymns:
    188 Ye who own the faith of Jesus
    (omit vv 5 & 6)
    185 Sing we of the Blessed Mother
    186 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
    First Lesson: Colossians 3. 12-17
    Gospel: John 19.25b-27

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 17 March 2015 at 10:10am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    We continue the theme of Forgiveness. As we move towards Passiontide we think of Jesus forgiving his persecutors from the cross itself.

    First Lesson: Ephesians 4.29- 5.2
    Gospel: Luke 23. 32-38

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Tuesday 17 March 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Mass: St Patrick

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  • Sunday 22 March 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passiontide Begins)
    First Lesson: Hebrews 5. 5-10
    Gospel: John 12. 20-33

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 24 March 2015 at 10:10am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    Throughout his ministry Jesus collected around himself a group of disciples. On what we now call Palm Sunday Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey as a peacemaker to convert human power symbolised by Jerusalem to his rule of love. We are the inheritors of the community he created. We call this 'Koinonia'/'Sharing'.

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

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Tuesday 24 March 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Mass

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  • Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 19:00pm
    print calendar email Feast of the Annunciation
    Hymns:
    185 Sing we of the Blessed Mother
    634 Fairest Lord Jesus
    (New English Praise)
    188 Ye who own the faith of Jesus
    (omit vv 5 & 6)
    First Lesson: Isaiah 7. 10-14
    Second Lesson: Hebrews 10. 4-10
    Gospel: Luke 1. 26-38
    Psalm: Psalm 40. 5-11

    Clergy
    Fr Paul Thomas, Vicar of St James Sussex Gardens
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

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  • Thursday 26th February 2015
    print email Baptism of Shayan Kanone

    Shayan was baptised today with a small party of family and friends. Do look out for Sahayan and his mother, Kajal when you are next at church.

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  • Friday 20th February 2015
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    Many thanks to Annie and members of the Chinese community who organised snacks last week to celebrate Chinese New Year. I hear that it was a great success. Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday so this Sunday is the First Sunday of Lent. We are in the Great Forty Days preparation for Easter, a time period modelled on the days that Jesus spent in the wilderness after his baptism as he readied himself for his ministry. We will hear about that in the gospel. Many people are still away on half term holiday. If you are traveling back this weekend then I hope that you will do so safely. The good news is that the heating is still working. The bad news is that the invoices arrived today and the Parochial Church Council needs to find over £3000 for the repairs. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday. Yours in Christ Fr Gerald

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  • Tuesday 17th February 2015
    print email Baptism of Thomson Templeton

    Thomson wsa baptized on Sunday 8 February in a church that was so cold that the water almost froze in the copper-lined font. The usual congregation was swelled by 50 members of Thomson's family and friends. Many came from Northern Ireland. They couldn't understand what all the fuss was about the cold!

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  • Tuesday 17th February 2015
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    ​​Provided that there is  nothing unexpected between now and Sunday the heating should be working tomorrow. Many thanks to everyone for their forbearance during the last month. The Annunciation will never be as warm as Selfridges but when there is no heating its colder inside than it is outside. If anyone would like to contribute towards the thousands of pounds that it is costing to pay for these works then please let me know. Thank you. This Sunday is called the Sunday next before Lent. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (18 February). Sunday's gospel is the account of the Transfiguration - Christ revealed in glory. As we look towards Lent and Passiontide we are strengthened by knowing that what looks like the defeat of the cross is merely victory hidden. As it is half term next week many people will be away so there is no 7s & Over Sunday School class this week. If there are any older children in church on Sunday then they are welcome to either join the table for the children who are six or stay in church. The pattern at the beginning of mass is that the priest will ask for someone to work with the musician to lead the singing altogether as well as people to lead each table. Please don't be shy to volunteer. Thank you. Chinese members of the congregation are providing Chinese snacks after mass to celebrate Chinese New Year on 19 February. This will be the Year of the Sheep which I believe promises peace and tranquillity. Well, let's hope so! I attach the February edition of the Bulletin. As always many thanks to Niku Banaie and Quyen Chu for putting it together Yours in Christ Fr Gerald

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  • Saturday 7th February 2015
    print email Baptism of Ella Berenger

    As Ella's grandparents were in London from the US during the week Ella was baptized on Thursday afternoon (5 February).

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  • Saturday 7th February 2015
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    Nice though it would be to keep our sights fixed on the starry heavens with our devotions undisturbed by earthly realties problems have a nasty habit of breaking in.

    As you will know the heating at the Annunciation has failed and it is turning into a bit of a saga. The pump and the thermostat have been replaced and the fan has been repaired. Despite their best efforts the engineers who came this morning found that the control box has now also broken. They tried to get a spare part today but without success.
     
    Unfortunately, emergency heating is not an option. Electric heaters would not make much of an impression on a building as large as the Annunciation and gas cylinder heating is both noisy and potentially hazardous with so many children around.
     
    All being well the engineers will be able to get the heating going again for Sunday 15th but not tomorrow. So if you are coming please wrap up warm again and as you did last week. I will make sure that the mass is as succinct as possible.
     
    It is particularly disappointing that it will be cold tomorrow as during the mass we will be baptizing Thomson Templeton. His parents, Simon and Gillian have invited a large number of family and friends so I hope that the warmth of our welcome will take the edge off the chill of the building.
     
    It is with great sadness that we heard during the week of the death of Ian Rainbow. Ian was a regular worshipper at the Annunciation and a member of the Parochial Church Council until around the time that I arrived in 2010. Ian will be cremated privately on Wednesday. There is discussion about a Memorial Service but nothing definite as yet. Please continue to keep the Rainbow-Lairds in your prayers. May Ian now rest in peace.
     
    In the liturgy tomorrow we bid farewell to Christ's infancy. It is the Second Sunday before Lent and we will soon be starting the Great Forty Day preparation for Easter. Please bring your palm crosses back so that they can be turned into ash for Ash Wednesday.
     
    The readings emphasise the nature of creation. The opening words of John's Gospel remind us that in the beginning was the Word. Creation is not accidental. It is full of purpose. Working out what theat means is the goal of the spiritual journey. We are heaven-bound but the path is rarely straightforward ... or warm!
     
    Yours in Christ
     
    Fr Gerald
     
    PS About money: repairing the heating is costing thousands of pounds. If you would like to become a regular giver or make a one-off donation and need to know how, please contact me. Thank you. 

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