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  • Sunday 21 December 2014 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Fourth Sunday of Advent
    Hymns:
    185 Sing we of the Blessed Mother
    186 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
    17 When came in flesh the incarnate Word
    First Lesson: Romans 16. 25-end
    Gospel: Luke 1. 26-38
    Mass Setting: Missa
    Motet: Magnificat in G - Herbert Sumsion
    Voluntary: Chant de Paix - Jean Langlais

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman
    Helen White


    Reader
    Helen White


    Server

    Refreshments
    Donna Tully
    Donna Tully


    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


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  • Tuesday 23 December 2014 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

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  • Wednesday 24 December 2014 at 16:00pm
    print calendar email A Short Service of Carols around the Crib for Children

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Wednesday 24 December 2014 at 23:00pm
    print calendar email Christmas Midnight Mass
    Hymns:
    26 Hark, the herald angels sing
    32 O little town of Bethlehem
    30 O come, all ye faithful
    First Lesson: Isaiah 52. 7-10
    Gospel: John 1. 1-14
    Mass Setting: Communion Service in F - Herbert Sumsion
    Motet: Sans Day Carol - John Rutter

    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
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Thursday 25 December 2014 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Christmas Day
    Hymns:
    30 O come, all ye faithful
    42 While shepherds watched their flocks by night
    22 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
    First Lesson: Isaiah 9. 2-7
    Gospel: Luke 2. 1-14
    Mass Setting: "Short" Communion Service - Adrian Batten
    Motet: There is no rose - Robin Hodson

    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
       
    Sidesman
    Simon Mee


    Reader
    Simon Mee


    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson
    Donna Tully


    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

  • Sunday 28 December 2014 at 10:30am
    print calendar email First Sunday of Christmas
    Hymns:
    34 Once in royal David's city
    29 It came upon the midnight clear
    39 Unto us a boy is born

    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
       
    Sidesman
    Kit Tsoi


    Reader
    Kit Tsoi


    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Sunday School Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Clearing up

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

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  • Sunday 4 January 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Epiphany
    First Lesson: Isaiah 60. 1-6
    Gospel: Matthew 2. 1-12

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Donna Tully
    Donna Tully


    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 6 January 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

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  • Sunday 11 January 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Baptism of Christ
    First Lesson: Acts 19. 1-7
    Gospel: Mark 1. 4-11

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman
    Helen White


    Reader
    David De Kervern


    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 13 January 2015 at 12:30pm
    print calendar email Tuesday Low Mass

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  • Sunday 18 January 2015 at 10:30am
    print calendar email Second Sunday of Epiphany
    First Lesson: Revelation 5. 1-10
    Gospel: John 1. 43-end

    Clergy
       
    Sidesman
    Kit Tsoi


    Reader
    Kit Tsoi


    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 7s & Over Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Sunday School Attendance

    Clearing up

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  • Thursday 18th December 2014
    print email Baptism of Dominic and Monty Alden-Muhmenthaler

    Dominic and Monty were baptised this morning. Midweek baptisms are something of a rarity but it was timed to fit in with the travel plans of their Swiss grandmother who was in town today. Parents Michel and Joanne looked with pride as their two boys began their Christian pilgrimage.

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  • Sunday 14th December 2014
    print email Baptism of Emi Dixon

    Emi Isabella Teo Dixon was baptised on Saturday 13 December. Her godfather flew in especially for the ocassion from New York and joined family and friends fron other parts of the world.

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  • Thursday 11th December 2014
    print email Baptism of Vera Vester

    Vera was baptised on Sunday 7 December in the afternoon. Her parents Thomas and Nete are from Denmark and are a lovely addition to the Annunciation community.

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  • Thursday 11th December 2014
    print email Fr Gerald's Weekly Email to the Congregation

    The death of Scot Young who fell from his flat in Montagu Square on Wednesday shows that behind the glitzy exterior of this neighbourhood some people are living lives of quiet desperation. 

     

    Churches have many purposes but one of them is to provide a safe and loving environment where people can say what is on their hearts without fear of condemnation. All of us fall short of the glory of God and each of us has our stories to tell. So please: if life is getting too much, talk. Don't despair.

     

    On Saturday (13 December) we are having our traditional carol service at 7.00pm. Do come and bring others with you. Its a beautiful act of worship - very atmospheric and a wonderful way to prepare ourselves for the gift of the Christ-child.

     

    This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. Traditionally it is the Sunday when we think about John the Baptist as the forerunner of Christ. He was prophetic. Speaking truth to power, he paid the price for unmasking corruption in high places. At a time when so much is being called into question clear sightedness about public affairs was never more necessary.

     

    The children's choir is singing on Sunday. They will sit in the choir stalls and process in and out at the beginning of mass. Liturgy is a total experience and little by little at the Annunciation we are generating an all-embracing culture in which words, music and action flow together to create worship that is reverent and purposeful. 

     

    This isn't easy when we have so many young ones but I believe that it is worth persevering because our children will learn this nowhere else. There is no Sunday School on Sunday but if children are being disruptive please take them downstairs. Thank you.

     

    At the Interfaith Service last month the Chaplain of the LSE preached a sermon that was​ full of wisdom and insight. It deserves to be read in full so I attach it in the hope that you may find it of interest.

     

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

     

    Yours in Christ.

     

    Fr Gerald

     

     

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  • Friday 5th December 2014
    print email Fr Gerald's Email to the Congregation

      ​​As someone who has not yet bought Christmas cards its a somewhat terrifying prospect that we are already almost half way through Advent.

     

    The Second Sunday of Advent this Sunday turns our attention to the Old Testament Prophets and the likes of Isaiah. They bravely spoke truth to power and often paid the price. But 'Fortune favours the brave' as Virgil said and bravery in the face of corruption is necessary in every age.

     

    Being prophetic is never easy but if we are part of an organisation that we can see is heading for disaster then we have the responsibility to raise our voices. 'What shall I cry?' prayed Isaiah. Its a question that we all ask ourselves form time to time. In prayer we are sometimes given uncomfortable answers.

     

    Tomorrow (Saturday) is the Chaplaincy Among Deaf & Deaf Blind People Service at 3.00pm so please contact me (gerald.beauch@btconnect.com)  if you would like to sing (I only have two volunteers so far) or Vladka (vladkaoriana@yahoo.com) if you can help with serving food.

     

    Many thanks to everyone who donated clothing for the West London Day Centre. These items will be delivered soon.

     

    With the popularity of Hampden Gurney School undiminished the pressures on admissions is unrelenting. The Governors recently discussed changing the admissions policy but decided to keep it as it is.

     

    Saturday 13 December, 7.00pm is the date for the Traditional Service of Carols & Readings for Christmas. It will be followed by drinks and nibbles. This is always a wonderful service so please do come, bring others and enter into the spirit of worship for Christmas.

     

    The following day, Sunday 14 December will be a Family Mass with the Children's Choir sitting in the choir stalls and looking quite the part.

     

    Yours in Christ

     

    Fr Gerald

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