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  • Sunday 29 May 2016 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Corpus Christi Sunday (First Sunday after Trinity)

    Fr Stephen Flatt - Deacon

    Deaf Chaplaincy

    Hymns:
    296 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor
    (tune 1)
    305 Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast
    272 All for Jesus, all for Jesus
    271 Alleluia, sing to Jesus
    (if needed)
    First Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11. 23-26
    Gospel: John 6. 51 - 58
    Mass Setting: Missa "Aeterna Christi Munera" - G.P. da Palestrina
    Motet: Ave verum corpus - Peter Philips
    Voluntary: A Voluntarie (for my Ladye Nevell) - William Byrd

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman
    Muminur Choudhury


    Reader
    Muminur Choudhury


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Jennifer Currie


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 31 May 2016 at 12:30pm
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  • Sunday 5 June 2016 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Second Sunday after Trinity (Proper 5)
    Hymns:
    139 Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
    142 Sing to him in whom creation
    421 O King enthroned on high
    373 How shall I sing that majesty
    (Coe Fen NEPraise 699 (if needed))
    First Lesson: Galatians 1. 11-24
    Gospel: Luke 7. 11-17

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman
    Abi Goldsbrough


    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Abi Goldsbrough
    Ken Goldsbrough


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Sylvester Amara


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader
    Niel Pama


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 7 June 2016 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Mass

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  • Thursday 9 June 2016 at 10:10am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    In this final term in the school year we have two weeks thinking about friendship. As we see in the gospel friends carry each other in the difficult times.

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

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Sunday 12 June 2016 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Third Sunday after Trinity (Proper 6)
    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 (if needed))
    First Lesson: Galatians 2. 15-end
    Gospel: Luke 7. 36 - 8.3

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman
    David De Kervern


    Reader
    David De Kervern


    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    (Olu)Funke Ajenifuja


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader
    Vladka Thwaites


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 12:30pm
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  • Thursday 16 June 2016 at 10:10am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    We are called to be friends with each other. We can do this through our friendship with God. He is our Abba, Father - the one who makes us all equal in his sight.

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

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Sunday 19 June 2016 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Fourth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 7)/Dedication Festival
    Hymns:
    334 All people that on earth do dwell
    485 Thy hand, O God, has guided
    205 Christ is made the sure foundation
    (Westminster Abbey)
    272 All for Jesus, all for Jesus
    First Lesson: Ephesians 2. 19-end
    Gospel: John 2. 13-22

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman

    Reader
    Gerald Beauchamp


    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Gran Potter


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader
    Maria Kastani


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Thursday 23 June 2016 at 10:10am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    Today's theme is thankfulness. Saying 'thank you' isn't just a matter of being polite its a guiding light in our lives.

    First Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1. 4-9
    Gospel: Matthew 11. 25-30

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Sunday 26 June 2016 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Fifth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 8)
    Hymns:
    239 Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy
    415 O for a thousand tongues to sing
    388 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
    431 O thou who camest from above
    (if needed)
    First Lesson: Galatians 5.1 & 13-25
    Gospel: Luke 9. 51-62

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Thomas Vester


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader
    Rebecca Sebastian


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 12:30pm
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  • Friday 27th May 2016
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    Yesterday (Thursday) was the Feast of Corpus Christi. This celebration of the Body of Christ underlines the great theological truth that we celebrate: in Christ, God is fully among us and his sacramental sign of bread and wine is the enduring melody of his presence. Some of us participated in the procession at All Saints Margaret Street and a very joyful occasion it was. This Sunday various Roman Catholic parishes in the West End will be having their processions. Do look out for them. At the Annunciation we won’t be heading out into the streets but we will be marking the feast and thinking again about what it means to be a regular communicant.
    One of the facts of life at the Annunciation is that people are frequently coming and going. David Garofalo and Karen Naughton are off traveling with their children for the next few years. We wish them well. They’ve made a great contribution to the life of the parish during their time with us. Karen helped set up the new parish computer and was the Gift Aid Secretary. We wish them every happiness and hope that they will stay in touch.
    The Diocese of London has been supporting persecuted Christians in the Syria and Iraq. The total raised is now over £90,000. For further information see http://www.london.anglican.org/articles/lent-appeal-2016-target-smashed/ especially if you would still like to make a contribution. As you will see from the attached Bulletin, Fr Alan Moses sets off next week to walk from Seville to Compostela so you can also sponsor him for the same cause.
    For those following the Pilgrim Course then go to http://www.pilgrimcourse.org/audio-and-video, scroll down to Book 5 and watch video 2.
    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday. As it’s the fifth Sunday in a month we will be welcoming members of the Chaplaincy Among Deaf & Deaf Blind People.
    Just a reminder about Sunday School: Please carry very young children up and downstairs to speed up the process; and at the end of mass keep children with you until the organ voluntary has finished. If children crowd around the refreshments table too soon they may cause an accident. Thank you.
    Yours in Christ
    Fr Gerald


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  • Tuesday 24th May 2016
    print email Baptism of Margot Durell

    Margot was baptized on Sunday afternoon (22 May) with godparents over from Australia and France. As always it is a pleasure to welcome such an international mix to the Annunciation.

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  • Saturday 14th May 2016
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    Tomorrow is Pentecost. After Easter and Christmas it is perhaps the third most important festival in the church’s calendar. We celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit.


    The church’s year marks the disclosure of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We come to know God the Father through the season of Advent; God the Son from Christmas to Easter and God the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.   


    In Britain and Ireland, Pentecost was called Whitsun (‘White Sunday’). White referred to the colour of the garments worn by those preparing for baptism at this season. Some think however that ‘Whit’ may refer to ‘having our wits about us’ i.e. wisdom - which is a gift of the Holy Spirit.


    Whichever derivation we go for the liturgical colour red shows that the event of the first Pentecost was a dramatic one with fire from heaven and a mighty rushing wind.


    It’s all about passion: the passionate discovery of what to do about the good news of the resurrection. Was the new life in Christ something to be kept in-house and talked about only by the disciples? Or was the resurrection something to be ‘noised abroad’ and shouted from the housetops?


    Pentecost left the disciples in no doubt that the Good News was to be told in every language under heaven. And their mission is ours.


    To spell this out this week there is a Confirmation at Hampden Gurney School. Two children are being confirmed from the school and a third is a member of St Cyprian’s whose father used to go to Hampden Gurney as a child. Bishop Stephen Platten is doing the honours. Bishops wear mitres on their heads – symbolic of the tongues of flame at Pentecost.


    As I wrote last Sunday, the lost property table is filling up. Please look at it as you enter church and see if any of the items are yours. There are a couple of children's coats. Unclaimed items will finally go to the charity shop.

     
    For those following the Pilgrim Course then go to http://www.pilgrimcourse.org/audio-and-video, scroll down to Book 5 and watch video 1.


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


    It’s perhaps worth mentioning that the Diocese of London runs all sorts of training events for people involved with children. There’s a very interesting page on the diocesan website (www.london.anglican.org/mission/childrens-ministry).

     
    There are a couple of free training days on Saturdays 1 October & 5 November at St Luke’s Chelsea. Is anyone interested in going? If so, perhaps we can get a group together. Please let me know. Thanks.


    Yours in Christ


    Fr Gerald

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  • Sunday 8th May 2016
    print email Baptism of Lyla & Mia Potter

    Lyla Reese Ka Lam and Mia Evelyn Ka Pui (to give them their full names) were baptized this afternoon. Their parents Gran and Leslie were joined by London-based friends that they had known in Hong Kong and the US. We welcome Lyla and Mia into the Church of God.

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  • Saturday 7th May 2016
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    If ever there was a sign of changing times it is that London now has a Muslim mayor who is pro-gay marriage. It just so happens that I'm speaking at a same-sex wedding this afternoon. Will Parry, who is the treasurer at St Cyprian's is marrying his partner Paddy in Haringey.
     
    Paddy is from an Irish Catholic family. He and Will would have liked to have been married in church. At present neither church law nor the law the land permits this but no doubt, in time ... 
     
    But is 'in time' just lazy thinking? Do we allow change to happen around us and just go with the flow? Or is it better and bolder to make change happen? 
     
    Christians are change-makers. Since Easter, the first lesson at mass has been from the Acts of the Apostles, the early church's history book. As the gospel spread across the Roman Empire and the known world, the church made enormous changes to people's lives. Like Jesus, some Christians paid the price. 
     
    Tomorrow we will be hearing about Paul in prison but nothing could keep him quiet. The world was experiencing a cultural earthquake. Barriers were coming down. Nothing could stop the good news of God's love. As Christians we aren't spectators. We're participants.
     
    Participation was very much the name of the game at the Francis Holland School Confirmation last Wednesday morning at St Cyprian’s. The bishop involved the girls being confirmed in his sermon. It was brave of them to stand up in front of the whole school and witness to their faith.
     
    Abi Goldsbrough from our own congregation was also confirmed at St Cyprian's. It’s always a delight to prepare adults for confirmation. People bring so much to the table. If you aren’t confirmed and are thinking about making an adult commitment then please contact me.
     
    If you were confirmed or made a commitment in another church you may wish to be received into the Church of England if you are now worshipping regularly at the Annunciation. This also provides the opportunity for a refresher course and perhaps address nagging questions about faith that you may have. Again, if this appeals please let me know.
     
    On a more mundane matter, the lost property table is filling up. Please look at it as you enter church and see if any of the items are yours. There are a couple of children's coats. Unclaimed items will finally go to the charity shop.
     
    From time to time people ask about the music. Instead of triangulating via me, it’s best if folk make contact with Christopher Saward direct. His email address is now on the service sheet under the information section.
     
    Enjoy the good weather although for hay fever sufferers like me pleasure and misery go hand in hand.
     
    For those following the Pilgrim Course then go to http://www.pilgrimcourse.org/audio-and-video, scroll down to Book 4 and watch video 6.


    I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.


    Yours in Christ


    Fr Gerald

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