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  • Sunday 26 October 2014 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Last Sunday after Trinity
    Hymns:
    478 Ye watchers and ye holy ones
    420 O Jesus, I have promised
    272 All for Jesus, all for Jesus
    First Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 2. 1-8
    Gospel: Matthew 22. 34-46
    Mass Setting: C V Stanford - Communion Service in G
    Motet: 'And I saw a new heaven' - Edgar Bainton.
    Voluntary: Psalm Prelude No 3 (set two) Herbert Howells.

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman
    Simon Mee


    Reader
    Simon Mee


    Server

    Refreshments
    Lorraine Schmit
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Charlotte Bager


    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 28 October 2014 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass: SS Simon & Jude, Apostles

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  • Sunday 2 November 2014 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
    427 O praise ye the Lord! praise him in the height
    First Lesson: Revelation 7. 9-17
    Gospel: Matthew 5. 1-12
    Mass Setting: Missa 'O quam gloriosum' - T.L. de Victoria
    Motet: Motet: O quam gloriosum - T.L. de Victoria
    Voluntary: Placare Christe servulis - Marcel Dupré

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Sharon Man


    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 4 November 2014 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

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  • Thursday 6 November 2014 at 10:00am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    In this season of All saints we think of justice as a key value in being a Christian.

    First Lesson: 2 Corinthians 9. 7 - 10. 2
    Gospel: Luke 8. 16-26

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Sunday 9 November 2014 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Remembrance Sunday (Third Sunday before Advent)
    Hymns:
    417 O God, our help in ages past
    498 Son of God, eternal Saviour
    488 And did those feet in ancient time
    First Lesson: Wisdom 6. 12-16
    Gospel: Matthew 25. 1-13

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman
    Percy Smend


    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

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  • Thursday 13 November 2014 at 10:00am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    As we commemorate the centenary of World War 1 we turn our thoughts towards peace. Peace is elusive in every age yet we all need to find peace both within and without.

    First Lesson: Colossians 3. 12-15
    Gospel: Matthew 5. 1-10

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Sunday 16 November 2014 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Second Sunday before Advent
    Hymns:
    339 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
    408 Love divine, all loves excelling
    497 O Lord our God, arise
    (tune 449)
    First Lesson: 1 thessalonians 5. 1-11
    Gospel: Matthew 25. 14-30

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

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  • Thursday 20 November 2014 at 10:00am
    print calendar email Hampden Gurney School Mass

    Peacemakers need peaceful places to which to retreat; where they can still their minds and restore their souls. For Jesus it was Galilee. Where is it for us?

    First Lesson: Psalm 4
    Gospel: Mark 1. 16-20

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald
  • Sunday 23 November 2014 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Christ the King
    Hymns:
    345 Christ is the King, O friends rejoice
    352 Crown him with many crowns
    499 Thy Kingdom come, O God
    First Lesson: Ephesians 1. 15-23
    Gospel: Matthew 25. 31-46

    Clergy
    Preb Alan Moses
       
    Sidesman
    Kit Tsoi


    Reader
    Vladka Thwaites


    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 25 November 2014 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

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  • Saturday 4th October 2014
    print email Fr Gerald's Message to the Congregation


    Last Sunday we had an emergency/fire drill. By kind permission of the Marble Arch Nursery the children downstairs made their escape through the nursery. It took a while as people are unfamiliar with the layout. In a real emergency people would also use the back door. In future I will be asking the servers not only to watch the back door but also be responsible for helping people to cross Bryanston Street. Thank you to everyone for cooperating and taking part. We will do a similar exercise next year.
     
    Last Tuesday around 70 people from congregations across Westminster gathered at the Annunciation for a 'Meet the Neighbours' evening. Thanks to Vladka and her team for providing drinks. People from a wide variety of Christian traditions had a very enjoyable evening.
     
    Tomorrow is the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity. As the liturgical year nears its end Jesus warns in a parable about making assumptions. 'The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.' What people reject is often used by God to bring about a kingdom not made by hands. Similarly, St Paul had all the marks of a devout Jew but this did not guarantee him certainty in his ancestral faith.
     
    You will notice on the mass sheet that the Sunday School tasks and who is responsible for them that week are itemised. Vladka and Sherry look after who does what. If you are new please volunteer to assist with Sunday School. Its a lot of fun and a great way to get to know people.
     
    On Sunday 19 October we are celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving. I will be appealing for items to be brought that day to assist the West London Day Centre in caring for homeless people.
     
    As we continue our centenary celebrations the next big event is the Jamie Lonsdale Concert on Thursday 23 October, 6.30pm for prosecco and 7.30pm for the music. Tickets: £25/£60 for 4. It should be a wonderful evening. For more info please contactwww.jamie-lonsdale.com / 01367 8205 or lroyde@gmail.com.
     
    I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
     
    Yours in Christ
     
    Fr Gerald

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  • Saturday 11th October 2014
    print email Fr Gerald's Message to the Congregation

    Sunday is the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. The parable is one of the most challenging in the gospels. The joy of a wedding is apparently marred by what to our ears sounds like the gross mistreatment of a guest. Hopefully, all will be explained. The Sunday School will be thinking about David and Goliath - safer territory all round!
     
    We will be joined by Fr Simon Stokes who is licensed to assist at St Cyprian's. He will be the deacon and it will give him the chance to see his ministry in the wider context of the churches working together locally. His daughter, Grace is in Year 4 at Hampden Gurney. Please make him welcome.
     
    Last Sunday I had a hard time trying to get parents to volunteer to lead a table in Sunday School at the beginning of mass. Please step up to the plate. The children really enjoy their times downstairs.
     
    We also had a bit of a problem with the transition back from Sunday School into church. Communion is followed by the post communion prayer, blessing, Angelus and voluntary. We are still at worship. So if children are fractious please take them out. You can always go back downstairs again if they are really noisy. Liturgy is not a concert but the expectation is that we only have conversations over coffee after mass.
     
    Sunday week (19 October) we are celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving. I am appealing for items to be brought that day to assist the West London Day Centre in caring for homeless people. Please be generous. Non-perishable items are best. Soap and toothpaste are also very helpful. 
     
    As we continue our centenary celebrations the next big event is the Jamie Lonsdale Concert on Thursday 23 October, 6.30pm for prosecco and 7.30pm for the music. Tickets: £25/£60 for 4. It should be a wonderful evening. For more info please contactwww.jamie-lonsdale.com / 01367 8205 or lroyde@gmail.com.
     
    Feedback from the centenary dinner includes the desire for a forum where the big questions about faith and life can be addressed. So I would like to invite anyone who is interested to the Vicarage (4 Wyndham Place W1H 2PS) on Tuesday 18 November, 8.00pm. We will see who comes and work out what a programme might look like. If you are coming please think about topics that you would like included. Some folk have mentioned bible study. If you cannot come that evening but are interested please let me know. Thank you.
     
    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
     
    Yours in Christ
     
    Fr Gerald

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  • Saturday 18th October 2014
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email to the Congregation

    On Sunday we are keeping Harvest Thanksgiving. It can seem anachronistic to be celebrating an agricultural  festival in the centre of a world city. But without people producing our food and the earth sustaining our lives we would not enjoy the blessings that we have. Harvest is a time to return to our roots - literally - and rejoice.

    The Children's Choir will be singing for the first time this term. There are now 16 children in the choir which is very exciting. We will all be in church together on Sunday. There is no formal Sunday School but there will be resources downstairs for children who find it difficult to stay in church for the whole of mass. Please bring non-perishable food items that we can pass on to the West London Day Centre. Vladka has elicited this request from the Centre. 
    Please bring: Food : dried and canned food/ cereals/pasta/rice - no fresh food.
    Cosmetics: soaps and shampoo/razors.
    Men's Clothing - especially socks and towels. On arrival at church please place your gifts on the tables in the north aisle.  Last year we had a harvest lunch after mass but we are not doing this on Sunday. We are having a very busy autumn and it was decided that this would be an event too far. The big event of the coming week is the Jamie Lonsdale Concert on Thursday (23 October). At 6.30pm there will be prosecco and at 7.30pm will begin. Tickets: £25/£60 for 4. There are still some left. Vladka will be taking names on Sunday. If you haven't paid for your tickets yet please bring the money on Sunday if you can. Thank you. For more information about the concert please contactwww.jamie-lonsdale.com / 01367 8205 or lroyde@gmail.com. The Cumberland Hotel is being extraordinarily generous in donating the refreshments.  I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.   Yours in Christ   Fr Gerald​
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  • Saturday 25th October 2014
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     Last Sunday was Harvest Thanksgiving. It was great to see so many families. The children's choir sang for the first time since the beginning of term and did a great job. Many people brought harvest gifts and Vladka kindly took them in her car to the West London Day Centre. Later the Centre emailed Vladka:   Hi Vladka,   I just wanted to say a big thanks for the harvest donations on Monday. It was a fantastic amount! Please pass on our thanks to all involved.   The donations have already been put to very good use as the day centre continues to be busy. Today in our clothing store we helped 22 individuals to get new clothes, including 5 t-shirts, 4 pairs of jeans, 3 trousers, 1 coat, 1 jacket, 6 jumpers and 2 pairs of shoes.   And the food has been put in our food store for food parcels for recently housed clients. In August we handed out 28 parcels, in September we handed out 14 and so far this month we have done 6. The decrease in numbers is not due to a decrease in need but rather due to us having less food so the harvest donation will be a big help.   On Thursday we had the long-awaited Jamie Lonsdale Concert. What an event it was. I knew that Jamie was pulling out all the stops but I wasn't expecting the light show as well. It certainly had the feel of a West End musical. I have written to Jamie expressing the church's thanks. I have also thanked the Cumberland Hotel for so generously providing the prosecco and the staff to serve it. I do not yet know how much the event raised but it should be over £4000.   This Sunday is the Last Sunday after Trinity and the last time that the colour of the vestments is green. From next Sunday until February next year the colours will vary, each with its own special meaning. Sunday's readings reflect the heightened tension between Jesus and his opponents and the conflicts faced by the early church. In every situation love is the only response.   Next Saturday (1 November) Quyen Chu and Jethro Kruger are being Confirmed at St Paul's Cathedral. The service is at 5.00pm (lasting around two hours) and anyone is welcome to come. Please pray for Quyen and Jethro as they start a new chapter in their life's journey.   For many children this week is half term so if you are having a break I hope that you will have some time to chill out. Travel safely.   Attached is the new bulletin. Many thanks to Niku Banaie for coming on board with the production.   Yours in Christ   Fr Gerald
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  • Tuesday 4th November 2014   at 3:45pm
    print calendar email Children's Choir Practice
    The After School Music Club has now been renamed the Children's Choir. Hannah Parry-Ridout continues her splendid work in developing music with children at the Annunciation. If you have a child who is in Year 1 or older and would like to join please contact Fr Gerald. The session lasts an hour.
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  • Tuesday 11th November 2014   at 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 11th November 2014   at 3:45pm
    print calendar email Children's Choir Practice
    The After School Music Club has now been renamed the Children's Choir. Hannah Parry-Ridout continues her splendid work in developing music with children at the Annunciation. If you have a child who is in Year 1 or older and would like to join please contact Fr Gerald. The session lasts an hour.
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  • Thursday 13th November 2014   at 7:00pm
    print calendar email Marylebone Interfaith Service
    The Lord Mayor of Westminster invites especially those who live in Marylebone to participate in this annual event. For those of us who believe in a living and loving God there is more that unites than divides us.
     
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  • Tuesday 18th November 2014   at 3:45pm
    print calendar email Children' Choir Practice
    The After School Music Club has now been renamed the Children's Choir. Hannah Parry-Ridout continues her splendid work in developing music with children at the Annunciation. If you have a child who is in Year 1 or older and would like to join please contact Fr Gerald. The session lasts an hour.
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  • Tuesday 18th November 2014   at 8:00pm
    print calendar email Life and Faith's Big Questions
    Arising out of the Centenary Dinner in September people have been asking if we can address some of the questions that arose out of the panel discussion betwen Alain de Botton, Dame Tessa Jowell MP and Matthew Parris. So here's your chance. Fr Gerald invites you to 4 Wyndham Place to begin sifting through what we might talk about in the future. If you would like to be a part of the conversation but cannot make this date then please let Fr Gerald know.
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  • Tuesday 25th November 2014   at 3:45pm
    print calendar email Children' Choir Practice
    The After School Music Club has now been renamed the Children's Choir. Hannah Parry-Ridout continues her splendid work in developing music with children at the Annunciation. If you have a child who is in Year 1 or older and would like to join please contact Fr Gerald. The session lasts an hour.
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  • Tuesday 2nd December 2014   at 3:45pm
    print calendar email Children's Choir Practice
    The After School Music Club has now been renamed the Children's Choir. Hannah Parry-Ridout continues her splendid work in developing music with children at the Annunciation. If you have a child who is in Year 1 or older and would like to join please contact Fr Gerald. The session lasts an hour.
     
    The new term begins on 13 January 2015.
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  • Tuesday 9th December 2014   at 3:45pm
  • Tuesday 13th January 2015   at 7:00pm