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  • Thursday 19 October 2017 at 10:00am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    Humility is an example of faith in action - knowing that we aren't the centre of the universe.

    First Lesson: 1 Peter 3.8-12
    Gospel: Luke 18.9-14

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Sunday 22 October 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 24)
    Hymns:
    484 The Church's one foundation
    55 Hail to the Lord's Anointed
    381 Jerusalem the golden
    613 Christ triumphant, ever reigning
    First Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 1. 1-10
    Gospel: Matthew 22. 15-22
    Mass Setting: Missa Brevis - Andrea Gabrieli
    Motet: Ave verum corpus - Peter Philips
    Voluntary: Litanies - Jehan Alain

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Jasmine Cullingford


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Rebecca Sebastian


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 24 October 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

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 29 October 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Last Sunday after Trinity

    Fr Gerald Beauchamp - Deacon

    Deaf Chaplaincy

    Hymns:
    373 How shall I sing that majesty
    (Coe Fen NEPraise 699)
    335 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine
    137 Come down, O Love divine
    494 Christ is the world's true Light
    (tune 1)
    First Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 2. 1-8
    Gospel: Matthew 22. 34-46

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Julia Duhamel


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Fiona Milligan


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 31 October 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

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Thursday 2 November 2017 at 10:00am
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    The theme this week is justice. Justice begins when our consciences are stirred by the unfairness that we see in life and desiring to change the world.

    First Lesson: 2 Corinthians 9.7-12
    Gospel: Luke 8. 16-18a & 19-21

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Sunday 5 November 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email All Saints Sunday
    Hymns:
    436 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
    197 For all the saints who from their labors rest
    230 Palms of glory, raiment bright
    (tune 2)
    447 Sing praise to God who reigns above
    First Lesson: Revelation 7. 9-17
    Gospel: Matthew 5. 1-12

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Abi Goldsbrough
    Ken Goldsbrough


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Laure Boizard


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Maria Kastani


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 7 November 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

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Thursday 9 November 2017 at 10:00am
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    Peace is the theme this week. As we think about the cost of wars in our world we remember that Jesus said: 'Blessed are the peacemakers.'

    First Lesson: Colossians 3. 12-16
    Gospel: Matthew 5. 1-10

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Sunday 12 November 2017 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Third Sunday before Advent/Remembrance Sunday
    Hymns:
    417 O God, our help in ages past
    492 O God of earth and altar
    498 Son of God, eternal Saviour
    488 And did those feet in ancient time
    First Lesson: Wisdom 6.12-21
    Gospel: Matthew 25. 1-13

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman
    David De Kervern


    Reader
    David De Kervern


    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Lorraine Schmit


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Thomas Vester


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 14 November 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

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Thursday 16 November 2017 at 10:00am
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    Peace is the theme again this week. We think about the peace of the world and the impact that peaceful places have on our lives. Jesus often went to Galilee where he found peace on the lakeshore. 

    First Lesson: Psalm 4
    Gospel: Mark 1.16-20

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald

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  • Friday 13th October 2017
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    This Sunday


    … is Harvest Thanksgiving. I don’t think that it is as anachronistic to celebrate the harvest in a city centre. We all depend upon creation and we now know that it is more in danger than ever. If want the earth to feed us then we need to sustain our planet and ensure that everyone has a chance to flourish.


    There are lots of things happening on Sunday:

    • The children’s choir is singing. Children to arrive at 9.45 am to rehearse wearing dark bottoms and light tops.
    • Please bring non-perishable food items for the West London Day Centre. On arrival please place them around the font.
    • There’s a bring & share lunch after mass. Do stay. Drinks will be provided. In order to turn things around there won’t be the usual coffee & cake. If you are staying and you’re able-bodied please help the team who are moving the furniture around.
    • Abi is launching the silent auction in aid of the heating. Please sign up. There are some amazing prizes.


    News


    Peter Laino, Luca Laino’s father died this week. We send our condolences to Luca and his family. Please keep them in your prayers. May Peter rest in peace and rise in glory.


    Last Saturday, Priya Dhingra and her team put on a really interesting workshop on language development & play. It’s unfortunate that the traffic was mayhem on the day otherwise I’m sure that more people would have come. Those who did found it a fascinating. Priya is keen to share her knowledge and experience with a wider audience so please contact her if you would like to follow this up.


    The Hampden Gurney cake sale on Thursday was a great success. Over £1750 was raised by the PTA for the benefit of the school. Congratulations to Michele Lyons and the team for a wonderful effort.


    Coming Up


    The Children’s Choir rehearses on Tuesdays, 3.45 pm in church with Miles Ashdown. Please contact me if your child would like to sing and isn’t in the choir already.


    Visits to the organ gallery. Some children are expressing an interest in seeing the organ at close quarters. Christopher Saward, the Director of Music is happy to show children around if accompanied by their parents. Please contact Christopher direct if you’d like to take him up on this offer. His email address is on the mass sheet.


    Informal Prayer on Wednesday 18 October, 6.30 pm in the Lady Chapel. Wine & cheese follows. Everyone welcome.


    Procession of Witness along Oxford Street from All Saints Margaret Street to the Annunciation on Saturday 18 November, 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm.

    Advent Procession at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 2 December, 6.00 pm. The Dean writes:

    You can request passes for the service according to the number of your people who wish to attend. The pass guarantees you a seat anywhere in the church on a first come/first served basis. This means that, if you want to sit together, you need to arrive together. The service will last approximately an hour and a quarter.
     
    Please email Ruta Juozaityte – ruta@stpaulscathedral.org.uk – indicating how many people you plan to bring. You’ll receive an email in reply with a pass which you’ll need to print out according to the number of people you’ve told us are coming. You’ll need to be seated by 5.30 p.m. at the latest (we’ll need to release seats after that time to members of the general public).
     
    Chaplaincy Among Deaf & Deaf Blind People Carol Service on Friday 8 December, 6.30 pm. Please put this date in your diary and come if you can. It’s one of the most moving annual events that happens in church. As in previous years Christopher will be organizing scratch choir from the congregation. Please volunteer if you can. This is one of those occasions when it’s all about quantity not quality!

    See you on Sunday

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald
    gerald.beauch@btconnect.com

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  • Friday 6th October 2017
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    This Sunday


    … is the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. Prophecy is one of the distinguishing features of religion. Every tradition produces its seers.


    True prophets aren’t fortune-tellers. They are people who understand that we live in a moral universe and for humanity to have a future, we must understand that and live accordingly. Prophets therefore challenge vested interests and often find themselves paying the price. Jesus wasn’t the first to discover this and tragically he wasn’t the last. To be a follower of Christ often demands courage.


    Our Sunday School relies on volunteers. The team that holds it together on a Sunday sign up in advance but on the day, we need people to help run the tables. I’ve noticed recently that its harder to get people to volunteer on the spur of the moment. Please show willing. Everyone who has helped so far has found it to be a good experience. It would be wonderful if as many people as possible could get involved.


    A word about older children arriving late: if you can’t make it by the time the Sunday School goes downstairs please ask 8+ children to stay upstairs for the mass. Delivering the 8+ class is a stretch and the children need to start the session together.


    News


    I forgot to mention in my email last week that Iris Derwig has had her baby. Odette came to church last Sunday and it was great to see all the family again.


    Fundraising for the heating has now reached around £50,000. This includes a grant from the Diocese of London for £20,000. I’m sorry that I haven’t yet been able to announce the plan yet. The details are proving to be complicated but I hope to be able to do so very soon. In the meantime, please keep the donations coming. Thank you.


    Coming Up


    Last Call for the Workshop Today (Saturday 7 October) on Language Development & Play, 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 Children’s Choir rehearses on Tuesdays, 3.45 pm in church with Miles Ashdown. Please contact me if your child would like to sing and isn’t in the choir already.


    Visits to the organ gallery. Some children are expressing an interest in seeing the organ at close quarters. Christopher Saward, the Director of Music is happy to show children around if accompanied by their parents. Please contact Christopher direct if you’d like to take him up on this offer. His email address is on the mass sheet.


    Hampden Gurney Cake Sale, Thursday 12 October after school. Michele Lyons writes:


    Can anyone help the school cake sale this year? It’s so important as it helps raise funds for the school for music and art resources, trips out for children who don’t have the means for them and for important books and equipment.


    On the day, please can you bake a cake or biscuits or anything savoury like sausage rolls, quiches etc to donate to the school? They can be dropped off at the school from 8.45 am on the day.


    Secondly, can you pop by at 3.20 onwards and buy cakes/savouries to help raise important funds?


    Thirdly, maybe you could sell biscuits and cakes at your workplace and donate the money?


    Lastly, we have no match funding for this important event. Can anyone please ask their work place if they could match fund our takings or just make a donation? Sky donated £350 last year through Anya Betina Phillips. or does anyone have a good relationship with their bank or estate agent and could they ask them if they could match fund us? I can provide more details - my email is michelebaylis@yahoo.co.uk.


    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


    Harvest Thanksgiving, Sunday 15 October. The children’s choir will be singing that day and after mass we’ll have a bring & share lunch.
    We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the West London Day Centre in Seymour Place. Haley Smith, their Volunteer Fundraiser writes:


    We provide a hot breakfast for up to 100 homeless people every weekday so all donations of food are very gratefully received.  We also help 20 – 30 people off the streets and back into accommodation every month and try to provide them with food parcels of basic items to help them settle in. 
     
    The most useful food stuffs which we would like to receive include:
     
    Pasta
    Rice
    Long life milk
    Sugar
    Cooking oil
    Tinned tuna
    Tined sweetcorn
    tinned vegetables
    tinned fruit
    Cereals
    Soup
    Biscuits
     
    We’re also having the fundraising silent auction so wonderfully organised by Abi Goldsbrough. There will be a brochure available on Sunday.
    Informal Prayer on Wednesday 18 October, 6.30 pm in the Lady Chapel. Wine & cheese follows. Everyone welcome.

    Procession of Witness along Oxford Street from All Saints Margaret Street to the Annunciation on Saturday 18 November, 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm.
     
    Advent Procession at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 2 December, 6.00 pm. The Dean writes:
     
    You can request passes for the service according to the number of your people who wish to attend. The pass guarantees you a seat anywhere in the church on a first come/first served basis. This means that, if you want to sit together, you need to arrive together. The service will last approximately an hour and a quarter.
     
    Please email Ruta Juozaityte – ruta@stpaulscathedral.org.uk – indicating how many people you plan to bring. You’ll receive an email in reply with a pass which you’ll need to print out according to the number of people you’ve told us are coming. You’ll need to be seated by 5.30 p.m. at the latest (we’ll need to release seats after that time to members of the general public).
     
    See you on 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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