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  • Sunday 23 July 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Sixth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 11)
    Hymns:
    52 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
    332 All hail the power of Jesus' name
    287 Glory, love, and praise, and honor
    240 When all the world to life is waking
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: Romans 8. 12-25
    Gospel: Matthew 13. 24-30 & 36-43
    Mass Setting: Missa "Simile est Regnum" - T.L. de Victoria
    Motet: Ave Maria - Igor Stravinsky
    Voluntary: A Voluntarie (for my Ladye Nevell) - William Byrd

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman
    Kit Tsoi


    Reader
    Kit Tsoi


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Nicholas Mole


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Sunday 30 July 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Seventh Sunday after Trinity (Proper 12)
    Hymns:
    381 Jerusalem the golden
    333 All my hope on God is founded
    389 Jesus, these eyes have never seen
    64 Be thou my guardian and my guide
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: Romans 8. 26-39
    Gospel: Matthew 13. 31-33 & 44-52
    Mass Setting: Communion Service in E minor - Harold Darke
    Motet: I was glad - Henry Purcell
    Voluntary: Joie et Clarté des Corps Glorieux - Olivier Messiaen

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman
    Muminur Choudhury


    Reader
    Muminur Choudhury


    Server

    Refreshments
    Enrico Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Emily Laino


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Niel Pama


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 6 August 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email The Transfiguration of Our Lord
    Hymns:
    176 O vision blest of heavenly light
    ((tune 128 ii))
    178 Tis good, Lord, to be here
    234 Christ, whose glory fills the skies
    177 Christ, upon the mountain peak
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: 2 Peter 1. 16-19
    Gospel: Luke 9. 28-36
    Mass Setting: Missa Brevis - G.P. da Palestrina
    Motet: In splendenti nubi - Peter Philips
    Voluntary: Sonata no. 4 in E minor (1st movt.) - J.S. Bach

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman
    Percy Smend


    Reader
    Percy Smend


    Server

    Refreshments
    Abi Goldsbrough


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Gran Potter


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Lorraine Schmit


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Sunday 13 August 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Ninth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 14)
    Hymns:
    427 O praise ye the Lord! praise him in the height
    271 Alleluia, sing to Jesus
    363 Glory in the highest to the God of heaven
    392 Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: Romans 10. 5-15
    Gospel: Matthew 14. 22-33
    Mass Setting: Missa "Simile est Regnum" - Francisco Guerrero
    Motet: O sacrum convivium - Giovanni Croce
    Voluntary: Variations sur un Thème de Clement Jannequin - Jehan Alain

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman
    Ken Goldsbrough


    Reader
    Ken Goldsbrough


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Jasmine Cullingford


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Sunday 20 August 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Tenth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 15)
    Hymns:
    352 Crown him with many crowns
    273 And now, O Father, mindful of the love
    357 Father, hear the prayer we offer
    480 In Christ there is no East or West
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: Romans 11. 1-2a & 29-32
    Gospel: Matthew 15. 21-28
    Mass Setting: Communion Service in D - Kenneth Leighton
    Motet: Jubilate Deo - Hans Leo Hassler
    Voluntary: Voluntary in G minor (op.5, no.9) - John Stanley

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman
    Helen White


    Reader
    Helen White


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

News

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  • print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    Last week
     
    Many thanks to everyone who came on the parish picnic after mass last Sunday. It was a lot of fun. We’ll do it again.

    We had a good Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting last Tuesday and conversations continue about the works to the heating system and what happens after the nursery leaves.

    The PCC does reflect on how we make the Sunday mass the best experience of worship possible. So please engage. When we do, time is absorbed into eternity and we leave church refreshed in the Spirit.

    Today (Saturday) Thomas & Nete Vester are hosting a party in Great Cumberland Mews, 4.00pm – 8.00pm. Do come along if you can. They are putting on food, drink and activities to suit every age-group. It looks as if the weather is going to be good so what’s not to like?!
     
    This Sunday
     
    … is the Fifth Sunday after Trinity.  Sunday’s gospel is the well-known Parable of the Sower although I’ve always thought that it should be called the Parable of the Soil. After all, the emphasis is on the what the seeds land on – the path, the rocky ground, thorns or good soil. So where do we see ourselves?

    This Coming Week
     
    If Sundays don’t quite work for you then we are experimenting with informal prayer and Taize music. We are having a final session before the summer this Tuesday at 6.30pm in the Lady Chapel. If the spiritual doesn’t tempt you, might the excellent wine & cheese afterwards?

    News
     
    Parish Giving Scheme 19 people have now signed up to the Parish Giving Scheme. Last month the parish received £940. If you haven’t joined, would you like to do? Please ask me for a form.

    Over £17,000 has been either given or pledged for the heating appeal. You can now donate online at https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/annunciationmarblearch.

    Coming Up

    St Marylebone Celebrations Sunday 23 July, 5.00pm Choral Evensong at St Marylebone Parish Church to celebrate the 900th anniversary of Christian worship in Marylebone, the 200th anniversary of Thomas Hardwick’s parish church and the 30th anniversary of the installation of the Rieger organ. All welcome. Do introduce yourself as coming from the Annunciation if you attend. Thank you.

    Sponsored Trip Up Mount Snowdon, 15-17 September. Travel & accommodation is being organised by Steve Phillips and Thomas Vester. Please talk to them if you are interested stevejphillips@yahoo.com  / thomasvester@gmail.com.  Thomas writes:

    1.       There are two rooms left out of ten at the hotel
    2.       We have been given free upgrade to family rooms.
    3.       Kids are GBP10 extra per night per kid, for breakfast etc. (was 20, but got it down)
    4.       Best bus quote so far is GBP45 per person (but that is assuming we only are adults, which is not the case.) will work on getting it further down. This price is for executive coach, so it has toilet and dvd for the kids. Price includes taking us to and back from Snowdon on the Saturday as well.
     
    Parish Dinner on Thursday 28 September, 7.30pm in church. We won’t have a speaker but we’ll use the time to celebrate and reflect on the experience of going to Mount Snowdon. If you went please bring your photos. If you didn’t then come and hear what happened and perhaps be inspired to do something similar. This year, Snowdon. Next year Everest?!
     
    Workshop on Language Development & Play on Saturday 9 October, 2.00pm – 4.00pm in church, organized by Priya Dhingra,. Priya is an educational psychologist with a practice in Harcourt Street. She is a member of the congregation and has children at Hampden Gurney School. Priya won’t be running the session herself. It will be led by members of her team. It builds on the parenting courses that we’ve had in the parish in recent years and is designed to equip parents in nurturing their children. If you would like to come please let me know. The church is asking for £5 per person. Please make a BACS payment to:

    The Church of the Annunciation
    Sort Code: 40 05 29
    Account Number: 20232173
    Reference: ‘Workshop 2017 10 09’

    Thank you.

    What to Do in the Event of an Emergency
     
    •             If you are upstairs leave by the main entrance if you possibly can. If that entrance is blocked then leave by the back door near the Lady Chapel.

    The servers are asked to help elderly people or those with mobility issues to leave the building but in the event of an emergency we should all help people who are less able without putting ourselves at severe risk.


    •             If you are downstairs leave by the back door or through the nursery. The Sunday School team knows the way.
    •             If you are upstairs and your child is downstairs let the Sunday School team bring your child out. Please do not go downstairs as you may block people coming upstairs.
    •             The muster point is outside the casino in Quebec Street.
    •             If you notice anything suspicious please do not be afraid to raise the alarm. Interrupt mass if you must. Better safe than sorry!
     
    See you 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 20th July 2017
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    Last Week

     

    The social last Saturday afternoon organized by Thomas & Nete Vester in Great Cumberland Mews was a great success. It raised £1407 towards the boiler works. So, result! Many thanks to Thomas and Nete for their generosity and for making it possible.

     

    There were a couple of newcomers at the Informal Prayer on Tuesday evening and they both said that they found it helpful. If everyone who has come so far or expressed interest all came at the same time we’d be in double figures. The next one will be on Wednesday 13 September, 6.30pm in church. Do come.

     

    The Hampden Gurney end of school year mass was as moving as always with prayers by each member of Year 6 giving thanks for their time at school and looking ahead with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The school orchestra was enormous this year and they players made a fine sound. I hope that everyone will now get some rest and have a bit of time for themselves. It’s been a tough year but as ever the school has come up smiling.

     

    This Sunday

     

    … is the Sixth Sunday after Trinity.  Following last Sunday’s gospel of the Parable of the Sower the agricultural theme continues with the Parable of the Weeds. Its altogether a darker story of an enemy within. Christian teaching shouldn’t induce paranoia however so we’ll look at how we deal with destructive forces in a positive light.

     

    Coming Up

     

    St Marylebone Celebrations Sunday 23 July, 5.00pm Choral Evensong at St Marylebone Parish Church to celebrate the 900th anniversary of Christian worship in Marylebone, the 200th anniversary of Thomas Hardwick’s parish church and the 30th anniversary of the installation of the Rieger organ. All welcome. Do introduce yourself as coming from the Annunciation if you attend. Thank you.

     

    The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Tuesday 15 August, 6.30pm High Mass & Procession at All Saints Margaret Street. All welcome. Refreshments in the courtyard afterwards.

     

    Informal Prayer Wednesday 13 September, 6.30pm in church.

     

    Sponsored Trip Up Mount Snowdon, 15-17 September. Travel & accommodation is being organised by Steve Phillips and Thomas Vester. Please talk to them if you are interested stevejphillips@yahoo.com  / thomasvester@gmail.com.  Thomas writes:

     

    1.       There are two rooms left out of ten at the hotel

    2.       We have been given free upgrade to family rooms.

    3.       Kids are GBP10 extra per night per kid, for breakfast etc. (was 20, but got it down)

    4.       Best bus quote so far is GBP45 per person (but that is assuming we only are adults, which is not the case.) will work on getting it further down. This price is for executive coach, so it has toilet and dvd for the kids. Price includes taking us to and back from Snowdon on the Saturday as well.

     

    Parish Dinner on Thursday 28 September, 7.30pm in church. We won’t have a speaker but we’ll use the time to celebrate and reflect on the experience of going to Mount Snowdon. If you went please bring your photos. Abi Goldsbrough is planning a talents auction. Watch out for details. If you are planning to come please let me know as I’ll need to organise the catering. Maroush and Majestic will do the trick. £20 a head – payable on the night by cheque or cash.

     

    Workshop on Language Development & Play on Saturday 7 October (not the 9th as I said mistakenly last week), 2.00pm – 4.00pm in church, organized by Priya Dhingra. Priya is an educational psychologist with a practice in Harcourt Street. She is a member of the congregation and has children at Hampden Gurney School. Priya won’t be running the session herself. It will be led by members of her team. It builds on the parenting courses that we’ve had in the parish in recent years and is designed to equip parents in nurturing their children. If you would like to come please let me know. The church is asking for £5 per person. Please make a BACS payment to:

     

    The Church of the Annunciation

    Sort Code: 40 05 29

    Account Number: 20232173

    Reference: ‘Workshop 2017 10 09’

     

    Thank you.

     

    Apologies

     

    I’ve not had time to do a July Bulletin so there will be a July/August edition at the end of next month. Gias Salati took some great photos of the social on 15 July so I’ll be including some of them.

     

    What to Do in the Event of an Emergency

     

    • If you are upstairs leave by the main entrance if you possibly can. If that entrance is blocked then leave by the back door near the Lady Chapel.
    • The servers are asked to help elderly people or those with mobility issues to leave the building but in the event of an emergency we should all help people who are less able without putting ourselves at severe risk.
    • If you are downstairs leave by the back door or through the nursery. The Sunday School team knows the way.
    • If you are upstairs and your child is downstairs let the Sunday School team bring your child out. Please do not go downstairs as you may block people coming upstairs.
    • The muster point is outside the casino in Quebec Street.
    • If you notice anything suspicious please do not be afraid to raise the alarm. Interrupt mass if you must. Better safe than sorry!

     

    Bon Voyage

     

    If you are already setting off on vacation then I hope that you have a safe and wonderful trip. Otherwise ….

     

    See you 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 7th July 2017
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    This Sunday

     

    … is the Fourth Sunday after Trinity. The teaching of Jesus continues in Matthew’s Gospel by considering how we are to respond to Christ’s message. In a striking metaphor Jesus call it’s a yoke – something that we put on to guide us and enable us to bear life burdens. The English translation says that the yoke is ‘easy’. That’s a bit misleading. More accurately, it’s ‘good to bear’. In other words, it’s a ‘fit’. I’ll say more about that on Sunday.

     

    The children’s choir is singing and the 8+ children are staying upstairs to greet people on arrival, read, lead the intercessions and take part in the offertory. It’s very good to see this age group come on.

     

    With the good weather continuing we’re going to have a bring & share picnic in Bryanston Square after mass. So, there will be no coffee and refreshments. Please follow Vladka Thwaites round to the square.

     

    News

     

    Congratulations to Fadi & Randa on the birth of their daughter, Hannah. Fadi writes: ‘she weighed 2.890kg and all was good health wise’. There seems to be a new baby every week. There must be something in the water round here!

     

    Fundraising. Many thanks to everyone who has responded so far to appeals for funds. 16 people have signed up to the Parish Giving Scheme. Nearly £17,000 has been either given or pledged for the heating appeal. We still have a journey far to go so if you haven’t responded, please do so. Thank you.

     

    Books for Schools. National Book Tokens has a free entry competition in which your school could win £5000 worth of books for the library. So please support schools by clicking https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools

     

    Coming Up

     

    Summer Social in Great Cumberland Mews Street Party, Saturday 15 July, 4.00pm onwards hosted by Thomas & Nete Vester. It’s an opportunity to have some fun and make some money for the boiler.

     

    Parochial Church Council Meeting, Tuesday 11 July, 7.30pm in church.

     

    Informal Prayer Group, Tuesday 18 July, 6.30pm in church. Taize-style music followed by wine & cheese.

     

    St Marylebone Celebrations Sunday 23 July, 5.00pm Choral Evensong at St Marylebone Parish Church to celebrate the 900th anniversary of Christian worship in Marylebone, the 200th anniversary of Thomas Hardwick’s parish church and the 30th anniversary of the installation of the Rieger organ. All welcome. Do introduce yourself as coming from the Annunciation if you attend. Thank you.

     

    Informal Prayer Group, Wednesday 13 September 6.30pm in church.

     

    Sponsored Trip Up Mount Snowdon, 15-17 September. Travel & accommodation is being organised by Steve Phillips and Thomas Vester. Please talk to them if you are interested stevejphillips@yahoo.com  / thomasvester@gmail.com.  Thomas writes:

     

    1.       There are two rooms left out of ten at the hotel

    2.       We have been given free upgrade to family rooms.

    3.       Kids are GBP10 extra per night per kid, for breakfast etc. (was 20, but got it down)

    4.       Best bus quote so far is GBP45 per person (but that is assuming we only are adults, which is not the case.) will work on getting it further down. This price is for executive coach, so it has toilet and dvd for the kids. Price includes taking us to and back from Snowdon on the Saturday as well.

     

    What to Do in the Event of an Emergency

     

    •             If you are upstairs leave by the main entrance if you possibly can. If that entrance is blocked then leave by the back door near the Lady Chapel.

    •             If you are downstairs leave by the back door or through the nursery. The Sunday School team knows the way.

    •             If you are upstairs and your child is downstairs let the Sunday School team bring your child out. Please do not go downstairs as you may block people coming upstairs.

    •             The muster point is outside the casino in Quebec Street.

    •             If you notice anything suspicious please do not be afraid to raise the alarm. Interrupt mass if you must. Better safe than sorry!

     

    See you 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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  • Saturday 7th October 2017   at 2:00pm
    print calendar email Workshop on Language Development & Play
    The event is organized by Priya Dhingra,. Priya is an educational psychologist with a practice in Harcourt Street. She is a member of the congregation and has children at Hampden Gurney School. Priya won’t be running the session herself. It will be led by members of her team. It builds on the parenting courses that we’ve had in the parish in recent years and is designed to equip parents in nurturing their children. If you would like to come please let me know. The church is asking for £5 per person. Please make a BACS payment to:

    The Church of the Annunciation
    Sort Code: 40 05 29
    Account Number: 20232173
    Reference: ‘Workshop 2017 10 09’

    Thank you.
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