A welcoming and international community centred around a devotional life rich in worship, prayer and music
Welcome to The Annunciation

Parish Mass takes place at The Annunciation on Sundays at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend. Midweek services are listed here as well, with Mass usually said at 12.30pm each day during the week. Details for the coming week are posted below. The church is also usually open Monday to Friday from 11am-3pm for private prayer, though often for longer.

Do please take a look at the various pages on this website to discover more about the life of our church and sign up for our weekly newsletter for all the latest information about events. And if you need to speak with our priest about anything, do please contact Fr Lincoln by pressing this link. Thank you.

Sharing our Future

The church has embarked on an exciting new project, "Sharing our Future". With funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are seeking to ensure our wonderful historic building is preserved for future generations and that it is a welcoming space for all our community. To read more about the "Sharing our Future" project, click here.

Services

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  • Sunday 14 April 2024 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
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    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

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  • Monday 15 April 2024 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

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  • Tuesday 16 April 2024 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

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  • Wednesday 17 April 2024 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

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  • Wednesday 17 April 2024 at 7:00pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

    Keyholder

  • Thursday 18 April 2024 at 12:30pm
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    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

    Keyholder

  • Friday 19 April 2024 at 12:30pm
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    Role People
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    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

    Keyholder

  • Sunday 21 April 2024 at 10:30am
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    Role People
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    Sidesman

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    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

    Keyholder

  • Monday 22 April 2024 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

    Keyholder

  • Tuesday 23 April 2024 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

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  • Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

    Keyholder

  • Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 7:00pm
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    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

    Keyholder

  • Thursday 25 April 2024 at 12:30pm
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    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

    Keyholder

  • Friday 26 April 2024 at 12:30pm
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    Role People
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    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

    Keyholder

  • Sunday 28 April 2024 at 10:30am
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    Role People
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    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

    Keyholder

News

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  • Thursday 4th April 2024
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 7 April…

    is a very special day for us. We celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation.

    The Feast of the Annunciation usually falls on the 25 March, precisely nine months before Christmas. However, because of Easter, it’s been moved this year to avoid a clash with Holy Week. The revised date gives us a chance to celebrate the mysterious beginning to Christ’s life, having only just celebrated the mysterious end to it on Good Friday, as well as his mysterious beginning-again-beyond-the-grave on Easter Day.

    The liturgical chronology is therefore a bit upside down and topsy turvy this year, with beginnings and ends and new beginnings seemingly all out of kilter. But the Gospel always turns our world upside down and detonates any day-to-day assumptions about reality, i.e. things such as time. It will therefore do us good to marvel at the Annunciation this coming Sunday. The mysteries of God know no end.

    Sung Mass, with Sunday School, starts at 10.30am. Sunday should be a wonderful occasion for young and old!

    Fr Lincoln

    THANK YOU!

    A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered to help make Easter such a special occasion. The refreshments on Sunday were amazing and Kevork, Marios, and Theo did ever so well to handle all the liturgical complexities of the liturgy over the three days. We are very fortunate to have so many people willing to help out in church, ensuring our community life flourishes. If you want to help with refreshments or join our wonderful team of servers, do speak with Fr Lincoln. Church is mysterious, but it isn’t magic – and we need people to help! Thank you.

    SUNDAY 7 APRIL: ANNA’S BAPTISM

    We are delighted Anna will be baptised this Sunday. Her baptism take place outsider of Mass, at 2pm. Please pray for Anna, her parents Sergei and Nasiba, and her godparents over the coming days - and beyond. And let us rejoice that the Lord is again adding to his number.

    CHURCH CLOSED MIDWEEK

    Fr Lincoln is away during the week on a post-Easter break. The church will be closed, reopening for Mass on the 14 April, when normal service will resume. (See notice below!)

    MONDAY 15 APRIL: MIDWEEK MASS RESUMES

    Midweek masses will resume on Monday 15 April at 12.30pm, and then Monday-Friday each week thereafter. Do come along to pray in the peace and quiet of our Lady Chapel. Each midweek Mass lasts around 20 minutes, so it’s ideal for taking a pause during a lunchbreak.

    MONDAY 15 APRIL: PCC MEETING

    The next meeting of the PCC will be held on Monday 15 April at 7pm, meeting at the vicarage. The agenda and papers will be sent to the trustees in advance.

    MONDAY 22 APRIL: SPRING BIBLE STUDY AT THE VICARAGE

    Our Spring Bible Study focuses on The Letter to the Philippians. The evenings will run from 6pm-7pm for four weeks only, beginning on Monday 22 April. We will then meet on the 29 April, 13 May, and 20 May (avoiding the bank holiday and half term). If you’re interested, do contact Fr Lincoln for details.

    WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL: FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT

    Our next lunchtime concert is on Wednesday 24 April. The Forgotten Melodies Society’s Lunchtime Concert will again feature young musicians from the Royal Academy of Music. Come along and support these young musicians and hear some beautiful music in a stunning setting. 24th April. 1:15-2:15pm Free Entry!

    PASTORAL SUPPORT

    Fr Lincoln is available for pastoral support and prayer. He is happy to plan occasional offices, such as baptisms, or to arrange things like “home blessings” or confessions. Do get in touch.

    GENEROUS GIVING

    We need everyone at the Annunciation to commit to regular giving, ideally making use of the “Parish Giving Scheme” to support the mission and ministry of our church. We want to respond to God’s call to reach out and serve the people of our neighbourhood and maintain our wonderful building. Your generosity is essential to making that happen.

    https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/find-your-parish/marble-arch-the-annunciation-marble-arch/

    APOSTOLATE OF PRAYER

    Please pray for:

    Those living with cancer - Clara, Norman, Chrisanthy, Angelos, Catherine,

    Janet, Margaret, Nicola, Gary, Suzy, King Charles, Catherine Princess of Wales.

    Those with other needs or medical issues - Winston, Michael, Helena (and

    Katherine & Anna), Rodney, Marielle, Natalie, Joyce, Antonis, Nirusha, Rowan, Larissa, Lincoln, Vee, Eve, Rhiannon, Olivia, Evi, Diane and Leah, Fr Lincoln, Glenn.

    Those in older age - Nita, Goli, Eleni, Jeff.

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Events

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  • Monday 15th April 2024   at 7:00pm
    PCC Meeting
    The PCC will be meeting on Monday 15 April at 7pm at the vicarage. Agenda to be circulated in advance. Contact Fr Lincoln for more information.
  • Monday 22nd April 2024   6:00pm-7:00pm
    Bible Study 1 - The Letter to the Philippians
    First session of our Spring Bible Study, held at the vicarage. Contact Fr Lincoln for details.
  • Wednesday 24th April 2024   1:15am-2:15am
    Free lunchtime Concert - Forgotten Melodies Society
    Another free lunchtime concert by young musicians from the Royal Academy of Music. 24 April, 1.15-2.15pm. Feel free to pop in an enjoy beautiful music at the Annunciation, be it for five minutes or the whole hour. Free entry.
  • Monday 29th April 2024   6:00pm-7:00pm
    Bible Study 2 - The Letter to the Philippians
    Second session of our Spring Bible Study, held at the vicarage. Contact Fr Lincoln for more details.
  • Friday 10th May 2024   6:30pm-8:00pm
    Deaf Church - Fellowship and Workshop
    Our friends at the London Deaf Church will be holding their next TGIF Fellowship Evening at the Annunciation on Friday 10 May, 6.30pm-8pm
  • Monday 13th May 2024   6:00pm-7:00pm
    Bible Study 3 - The Letter to the Philippians
    Third session of our Spring Bible Study, held at the vicarage. Contact Fr Lincoln for details.
  • Monday 20th May 2024   6:00pm-7:00pm
    Bible Study 4 - The Letter to the Philippians
    Fourth session of our Spring Bible Study, held at the vicarage. Contact Fr Lincoln for details.
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2024   3:30pm-4:30pm
    Confirmation Class 1
    The first of our confirmation classes for those who have signed up. Classes held at Hampden Gurney School. Contact Fr Lincoln for more information.
  • Wednesday 5th June 2024   3:30pm-4:30pm
    Confirmation Class 2
    Second session of our confirmation course at Hampden Gurney School.
  • Friday 7th June 2024   6:30pm-8:00pm
    Deaf Church - Fellowship and Workshop
    Our friends at the London Deaf Church will be holding their next TGIF Fellowship and Workshop event on Friday 7 June, 6.30pm-8pm.
  • Wednesday 12th June 2024   3:30pm-4:30pm
    Confirmation Class 3
    The third session of our confirmation course held at Hampden Gurney School.
  • Wednesday 19th June 2024   3:30pm-4:30pm
    Confirmation Class 4
    The fourth class of the Confirmation Course to be held at Hampden Gurney School.
  • Thursday 4th July 2024   10:00am-12:00am
    Confirmations 2024
    A service of Confirmation on Thursday 4th July at 10am at Hampden Gurney School. The Rt Revd and. Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Lord Bishop of London, will visit to confirm the candidates. Please contact Fr Lincoln for details and to register.
  • Friday 12th July 2024   6:30pm-8:00pm
    Deaf Church - Fellowship and Workshop
    The next TGIF Fellowship and Workshop event is on Friday 12 July, 18.30-20.00. It's good to welcome back our friends from the London Deaf Church.

Safeguarding

The Annunciation Marble Arch is committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Adults at Risk of Harm.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Jasmine Cullingford 07963 878 527

You can also obtain more information from Childline: 0800 1111
and Westminster City Council (Safeguarding children & Safeguarding vulnerable individuals)

London Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers: 020 7932 1224 safeguarding@london.anglican.org

Thirtyone:Eight’s 24-hour helpline: 0303 003 1111

Family Lives: 0808 800 222

Childline: 0800 1111