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  • Sunday 25 January 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Conversion of S Paul
    Hymns:
    154 A heavenly splendor from on high
    (128 ii)
    155 We sing the glorious conquest
    (117)
    216 Disposer supreme, and Judge of the earth
    (433)
    First Lesson: Acts 9. 1-22
    Gospel: Matthew 19. 27-end
    Mass Setting: Communion Service in C - C. V. Stanford
    Motet: Spes mea, Christe Deus - Heinrich Shutz

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman
    David De Kervern


    Reader
    Helen White


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader
    Rebecca Sebastian


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 10:10am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    The theme this week is Compassion.

    In the parable of the Prodigal Son Jesus tells of a Father whose love for his son in undiminished by his bad behaviour. When the son repents and returns home his father (who has been scanning the horizon for him) runs towards him, restores him to the the household and celebrates with his return.

    As God the Father is compassionate so are we called to imitate this glorious example.

    First Lesson: Colossians 3. 12-17
    Gospel: Luke 15. 11-32

    Clergy
    Fr Alan Moses
  • Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

    Clergy
       
    Server

  • Sunday 1 February 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)

    Today is a Family Mass when the children stay in church. The Children's Choir is also taking part.

    Hymns:
    156 Sing how the age-long promise of a Saviour
    (tune 404)
    33 Of the Father's love begotten
    338 At the Name of Jesus
    First Lesson: Malachi 3. 1-5
    Gospel: Luke 2. 22-40

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman
    Simon Mee


    Reader
    Simon Mee


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

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

    The theme this week is Service.

    In the church's liturgical calendar 2 February is the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Jesus undergoes traditional Jewish rituals 40 days after his birth.

    As the church observes the birth of Christ on 25 December so it follows that 2 February is the Presentation although in line with many churches today the Annunciation observes this feast on the Sunday before. This year the Annunciation keeps it on 1 February.

    When Christ is taken to the Temple two elderly worshippers, Anna and Simeon greet the Christ child. Simeon calls him 'a light to lioghten the gentiles'.

    We serve others by sharing and showing the light of God.

    First Lesson: 2 Corinthians 4. 5-6
    Gospel: Luke 2. 22-40

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

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  • Sunday 8 February 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Second Sunday before Lent

    There is a baptism during the mass today.

    Hymns:
    263 All creatures of our God and King
    285 For the beauty of the earth
    ((Tune 2))
    349 Come, let us join our cheerful songs
    First Lesson: Colossians 1. 15-20
    Gospel: John 1. 1-14

    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

    Clearing up

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

    We continue the theme of Service something which society should value. For Christians values are rooted and grounded in God. As Lent draws near the gospel reminds us of Christ's Temptations in the Wilderness. He refuted Satan by reminding him that the Lord only is to be served.

    First Lesson: Romans 12. 9-13
    Gospel: Matthew 4. 5-11

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Tuesday 10 February 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

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  • Sunday 15 February 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Sunday next before Lent
    Hymns:
    449 Soldiers of Christ, arise
    234 Christ, whose glory fills the skies
    440 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
    First Lesson: 2 Corinthians 4. 3-6
    Gospel: Mark. 9. 2-9

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    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

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 17 February 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

    Clergy
       
    Server

  • Wednesday 18 February 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Ash Wednesday Said Mass with Imposition of Ashes
    First Lesson: Isaiah 58. 1-12
    Gospel: John 8. 1-11

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 22 February 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email First Sunday of Lent
    Hymns:
    461 There's a wideness in God's mercy
    (tune Corvedale NE Praise 700)
    507 Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us
    304 Once, only once, and once for all
    67 Forty days and forty nights
    First Lesson: 1 Peter 3. 18-end
    Gospel: Mark 1. 9-15

    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

    Clearing up

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

    Appropriately as we commence the season of Lent, the Greaty Foirty Days preparation for Easter the theme this week is endurance.

    In the gospel today Jesus encourages us not to work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life.

    Earthly endurance is made possible by sensing divine realities.

    First Lesson: Colossians 1. 9-12
    Gospel: John 6. 25-29

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

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  • Friday 16th January 2015
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    ​I will be away for the next couple of Sundays leaving you in Fr Stephen's capable hands. So this is just a brief introduction to the two very contrasting themes on Sunday and the week following. This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Epiphany. Epiphany is the season when we celebrate the revelation of God in Christ to Jew and Gentile alike. 25 January is the day in the church's lectionary when we commemorate the Conversion of St Paul. Saul on his way to Damascus to stamp out the 'blasphemous' church gets turned around and becomes one of the church's most ardent apostles. He even gets his name changed. In an age when religious persecution is back on the agenda Paul's experience reassures us that things don't need to be this way. Fr Stephen has a full-time day job so if you are in urgent need of a priest pastorally please contact the clergy at All Saints Margaret St (020 7636 1788). Fr Alan and his colleagues are always happy to help. Yours in Christ Fr Gerald

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  • Saturday 10th January 2015
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    The events this week in Paris have understandably made many people nervous. On the one hand the issues run deep and are complex yet on the other hand they are simple. History is complicated and disentangling shifts in power is far from straightforward so all religions have blood on their hands as they have become embroiled in rivalry between different groups. Yet in the 21C we should know that killing by way of revenge is wrong. For me religion cannot be 'defended' it can only be lived. God is big enough to take insults. The crucifixion shows that. This morning on the radio I heard a Muslim in Paris saying that as he walked around now in the French capital he can feel waves of hatred. As we get out and about in the Edgware Road may we as Christians show the opposite to our neighbours of all faiths and none. The season of Epiphany is marked by three great New Testament stories: the visit of the Magi to the young Christ; his baptism by his cousin John at the beginning of his ministry and the turning of water into wine at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. Tomorrow we celebrate the second of these. Jesus was baptised in the Jordan as an act of solidarity with the Jewish people as they were called to repentance by John the Baptist. Rituals involving washing are part of most religions. For us baptism isn't just about cleansing it's about being reborn. Just as our mothers' waters broke announcing our imminent arrival into the world so baptism symbolises our death to sin and being raised to new life. We remind ourselves of this each time we come into church by dipping our fingers in holy water and making the sign of the cross. Water is such a glorious symbol. It exposes us to life and death at the same time. Most of our planet is covered in water. Without it nothing grows or survives. Yet floods destroy. We can drown. To set sail on the ocean is to enter another realm where we do not have full control. Baptism points us to the need for faith beyond uncertainty. No wonder the church is often compared to a ship and the things of God, a 'Promised Land'. To help parents navigate the difficult waters of home and family life Steve and Anya Phillips are running the parenting course again. It starts this Wednesday (14 January), 7.00pm at 4 Wyndham Place. The course lasts for five sessions. If you would like more information or hope to come please contact Steve (stevejphillips@yahoo.com). Thank you. I look forward to being with you tomorrow. Yours in Christ Fr Gerald

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  • Saturday 3rd January 2015
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email


    Firstly, let me wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope that you have had an enjoyable time with family and friends over Christmas. Some of you will still be away. So if you are traveling back this week I hope that you will do so safely.


    In the Western Church the Feast of the Epiphany commemorating the visit to the infant Christ by the magi is the Twelfth Day of Christmas which in our calendar is 6 January. Celebrating feasts on their actual day is becoming rarer especially for people with busy lives and small children. So at the Annunciation like many churches we celebrate Epiphany this Sunday. Its a feast that lends itself to the religious imagination. The precious gifts generated a tradition that there were three magi. By the fourth century they had names (Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar). Renaissance painters depicted them as fabulously wealthy and Cologne Cathedral was built to house their relics. So the tradition encourages us to be imaginative in following our guiding light and to be generous in our response.

    From Sunday we are making a slight change to Sunday School. Instead of specifying who will lead the session in advance one of the roles for which people will be asked to volunteer 'from the floor' will be to lead the opening session with the musician and close it at the end. We are blessed with three excellent volunteer musicians (Martin Cullingford, Sharon Man and Steve Phillips). This gives the singing some real energy but they need someone to lead the actions and speak from the script on the flip chart. Don't be shy. Its a breeze so please don't hesitate to volunteer.

    Its been a busier Christmas than usual for both Mike Chen & Nan Zhang and Chandru & Heena Bhojwani. Both couples had daughters new born just after Christmas. We look forward to seeing them in church very soon. Congratulations to both families.

    I am at St Cyprian's on Sunday. Fr Stephen will be with you at the Annunciation. After mass Vladka would like volunteers to help dismantle the Christmas tree.

    Later this month Steve and Anya Phillips start running a parenting course on Wednesdays 14, 21, 28 January and 4, 11 February 2015, 7.00pm at 4 Wyndham Place. Please contact Steve (stevejphillips@yahoo.com) if you would like more information or you hope to come.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

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