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  • 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
    Jennifer Currie


    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

  • Tuesday 22 August 2017 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

    Clergy
    Lo
       
    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 27 August 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Eleventh Sunday after Trinity (Proper 16)
    Hymns:
    420 O Jesus, I have promised
    385 Jesu, the very thought of thee
    398 Lift up your hearts! We lift them, Lord, to thee
    (Tune 395)
    297 Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: Romans 12. 1-8
    Gospel: Matthew 16. 13-20

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Abi Goldsbrough


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

    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 3 September 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Twelfth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 17)
    First Lesson: Romans 12. 9-21
    Gospel: Matthew 16. 21-28

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Thomas Vester


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 5 September 2017 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

    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 10 September 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 18)
    First Lesson: Romans 13. 8-14
    Gospel: Matthew 18. 15-20

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Nicholas Mole


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 12 September 2017 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

    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

  • Wednesday 13 September 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Informal Prayer

    A time of informal prayer in the Lady Chapel with Taize-style music. There's wine & cheese afterwards.


    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 17 September 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 19)
    First Lesson: Romans 14. 1-12
    Gospel: Matthew 18. 21-35

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Abi Goldsbrough
    Ken Goldsbrough


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Emily Laino


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

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  • Friday 18th August 2017
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    So, I’m back in London after my holiday in North America and feeling like another holiday to get over it! Traveling is fun it’s just a pity that so much of it is spent at airports. A good book helps however and the best thing I read this summer is John Bew’s new biography of Clement Attlee who became Prime Minister in 1945. His government largely created the world in which I grew up and one that’s rapidly passing away. No time is perfect and it’s a function of age to moan about the present but the thing that struck me about Attlee is that he was a thoroughly decent human being. He was without whiff of personal scandal and didn’t use his office for gain. That’s a rarity in politics and one that’s much needed now.
     
    This Sunday is the Tenth Sunday after Trinity. The gospel recounts the meeting of Jesus with a gentile woman whose daughter is sick. He calls her a dog. It’s a tough one. She has asked for help and the Son of God abuses her. More of that on Sunday.
     
    Coming Up
     
    Informal Prayer Wednesday 13 September, 6.30pm in church.
     
    Sponsored Trip Up Mount Snowdon, 15-17 September. Travel & accommodation is being organized by Steve Phillips and Thomas Vester. Please talk to them if you are interested stevejphillips@yahoo.com / thomasvester@gmail.com.
     
    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, 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.
     
    The National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Edward the Confessor at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 14 October, 9.00am – 4.00pm. If you’ve never been this it’s a great day with lots of things to do including activities for children. It’s also free and you don’t need tickets. It doesn’t get much better than that! For more information go to www.westminster-abbey.org/worship/edwardtide
     
    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!
     
    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 11th August 2017
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    Greetings from the Rocky Mountains, where I’m staying for a couple nights in Canada’s most famous national park. I was in Toronto last week before going on to Vancouver. Then it was on to Victoria BC where I explored the southern end of Vancouver Island. Yesterday I flew to Calgary and then drove to Banff. I’m staying in a ski resort hotel near the top of a mountain. Last week wild fires broke out not far from the hotel but mercifully these have been quenched – at least in this area although Western Canada is experiencing some of the worst fires in living memory.
     
    Driving to the airport in Victoria I saw a way side pulpit that said ‘Jesus knows you but he still loves you.’ This made me shudder. It sounds like Big Brother and a condescending one at that. It’s a bit different to what St Paul says in his letter to the Romans this Sunday: ‘The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.”’ Faith is the assurance that God loves us as we are. All of us can have our lives evermore enriched through faith. We will always be in a state of change but it will be from ‘glory to glory’ as the hymn says. God’s word to us is not ‘yes, but’. Instead its ‘yes, and‘. No ‘buts’ about it!
     
    Fr Alan Moses in his letter to the All Saints Margaret Street congregation this week notes that:
     
    ‘There was an alarming statistic a few years ago which told us that a large proportion of the members of the Church of England felt no responsibility to pass on their faith to others. But surely, what we have received as a gift, we have a duty and calling to pass on to others. The passage ends with Paul quoting Isaiah: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”  Those words are an affirmation of those who are called and commissioned to proclaim the gospel in the ministry of word and sacrament.  But they also challenge us all to share our faith with those who have not heard and therefore have not been able to believe and call upon the name of the Lord.’
     
    Quite so. If what we have is good news then sharing it is part of our spiritual DNA.
     
    Fr Stephen will be with you again this Sunday, which is the Ninth Sunday after Trinity. I plan to be back at the end of next week.
     
    Coming Up
     
    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 organized 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.
     
    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!
     
    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 4th August 2017
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    Greetings from Toronto where I’m just about to get on a flight to Vancouver. The St Cyprian’s Singers concert tour to Boston MA was a great success. Last Sunday they sang High Mass at the Church of the Advent. It was a wonderful event and I was thinking of you all.

     

    Fr Stephen will be with you this Sunday, which is the Feast of the Transfiguration. Fr Michael Bowie at All Saints Margaret Street writes the following in his weekly letter to the congregation there:   

     

    My compatriot, Fr Richard Leonard SJ, writes that he recently had to teach some Catholic Primary School children about Sunday's Feast of the Transfiguration.

     

    When I told them what we would be doing, they all beamed – which, given the subject matter, was an entirely appropriate response. It soon became clear, however, that the kids and I were not on the same page. As soon as I started to talk about Jesus and Mount Tabor, one girl said, “but what about Harry Potter?” … I was then told that in J.K. Rowling's books when Harry, Ron and Hermione go to Hogwarts School they have to do a course entitled “transfiguration”.

     

    The humanity of Jesus has been to the fore in the proclamation of the Gospel in recent decades. For a long time the divinity of Christ was overemphasised, almost as if Jesus was simply God appearing to be in human form. But that is not our faith, and the accessibility of God through the incarnation of Jesus, his humanity, is now, perhaps, the overemphasised element. The danger now is that we view him as merely a good man: very much the trajectory of  20th century thought about him.

     

    The scriptural event and Feast of the Transfiguration hold both elements together. Matthew, Mark, Luke and Peter (in the second letter that bears his name) all recount that Jesus was 'transfigured' before the eyes of the inner cabinet of apostles, Peter, James and John. At Mount Tabor Jesus' divine nature was seen directly and immediately by them, which is why this feast was once (perhaps more transparently) called 'The Manifestation of the Divine Glory'.  

     

    Peter, James and John want to stay there, a natural human response to all the glorious high points of life, but they have to come down the mountain and start another, final journey with Jesus to another mountain, Calvary. However the disciples now know that to look at Jesus is to behold the glory of God, that they can see God in and through his humanity. At this moment, in a sense, the Catholic Faith is born.  

     

    It is the same for us. We don't have to keep looking wistfully for our own Mt Tabor experience; if it does come, unexpectedly, we will also know that it cannot, must not last, and that it is a necessary preparation for something more down to earth, an interaction with a neighbour, offering a coffee to a homeless person, preparing for a PCC meeting, or dutifully saying our predictable daily prayers. What we need is a committed perseverance in deepening our faith that the glory of God finds unique expression in Jesus of Nazareth, Christ the Lord.  

     

    Unlike Harry Potter we don't need a course in transfiguration: it's caught, not taught. To catch it we always keep our eyes firmly on what Jesus does, so that when we are overcome with the enormity of the Christian mission given to us in baptism, we can get up off the ground, not be afraid, take up our cross and follow Christ to the glory of his resurrection.

     

     

    Coming Up

     

    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.

     

    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!

     

    Yours in Christ

     

    Fr Gerald

    gerald.beauch@btconnect.com

     

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation

     

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

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  • Tuesday 19th September 2017   at 7:30pm
  • 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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  • Tuesday 14th November 2017   at 7:30pm