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The Church Wardens write:

During the interregnum there will only be one mass per week: Parish Mass is on Sundays at 10.30am.

Please note that social distancing is in place and face coverings are now mandatory in church.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, unfortunately there will be no Sunday School until further notice. Children are very welcome to stay in the main church service.

Our weekly virtual prayer group runs on Zoom every Wednesday at 7pm. Please join our mailing list to receive the link.

God bless you.

Steve Phillips | Helen White

Services

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  • Sunday 1 November 2020
    Liturgy Details
    Introit: O quam gloriosum - T.L. de Victoria
    First Lesson: Revelation 7. 9-17
    Gospel: Matthew 5. 1-12
    Mass Setting: Missa "O Quam Gloriosum" - T.L. de Victoria
    Motet: Gaudeamus omnes in Domino - William Byrd, Tantum ergo sacramentum - Deodat de Severac
    Voluntary: Prelude in G (S.541) - J.S. Bach

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Jack Noble
     
    Sidesman
    Bob Jones


    Reader
    Bob Jones


    Server
    Joshua Chua


    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
    Steve Phillips


  • Sunday 8 November 2020
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Wisdom 6. 12-16
    Gospel: Matthew 25. 1-13

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Luke Miller
     
    Sidesman
    Simon Templeton


    Reader
    Simon Templeton


    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 15 November 2020
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5. 1-11
    Gospel: Matthew 25. 14-30

    Role People
    Clergy
    The Reverend Clare Dowding
     
    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 22 November 2020
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Ephesians 1. 15-23
    Gospel: Matthew 25. 31-46

    Role People
    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

    Keyholder

News

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  • Friday 23rd October 2020
    Weekly Email

    Sunday (25 October)…

    is Bible Sunday and we welcome back The Reverend Clare Dowding as celebrant. It seems strange to have a specifically titled ‘Bible Sunday’, when every Sunday we have readings from the lectern. But many denominations keep such a day to focus on thanksgiving for the Word of God, thanksgiving that, as we shall hear from Jesus in the Gospel, “my words will not pass away”. Over lockdown, we kept our Bible verses up on our website so that people could still spend time on a Sunday with God. The church was closed, but His holy book was not.

    It is with sadness that I hear that churches in Wales are to be closed again from today… Let us be thankful that churches in England are still open, and that this Sunday we can again come together to hear Scripture. In the Old Testament reading, after hearing the law of Moses read and explained to them, we are told that the people “went their way to eat and drink and … to make great rejoicing”. Following this example this Sunday sounds like a great way to start half-term :) Especially after a lie-in; don’t forget to turn your clocks back before you go to bed on Saturday night!

    WORSHIP

    Virtual prayer group: Wednesday 28 October 7pm

    CHILDREN & YOUTH

    All children are very welcome to attend Parish Mass, and registration of church attendance will be taken. If you have queries about church school admissions policies this year, please contact the schools directly. Unfortunately there will be no Sunday School until further notice, due to the numbers involved and COVID restrictions.

    Halloween Podcast: Parenting for Faith episode on how Christian parents can navigate the tricky celebration of Halloween https://soundcloud.com/parentingforfaith-brf/halloween-bonus-episode

    BIBLE READING

    New Daylight: daily Bible reading and reflection. Get 50% off the September-December issues when you use the discount NDOCT20 at checkout https://www.brfonline.org.uk/products/new-daylight-september-december-2020-sustaining-your-daily-journey-with-the-bible

    Blessings,

    Jasmine

    Jasmine.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation/

    https://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCx8zCIRC11ELqLP8ACZwgQ

  • Friday 16th October 2020
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday (18 October)…

    is the Feast of St Luke the Evangelist and we welcome back The Reverend Clare Dowding as celebrant.

    Here we go again, we collectively sigh… The passage we will read from Luke’s Gospel tells of how Jesus sent his followers to towns to proclaim his message, and asked them to bring peace to the houses where they stayed. It struck me that this wouldn’t be allowed in London today! Once again we are unable to visit friends and family, have had travel and events plans scuppered, and some fear job losses and financial hardship. It is difficult not to feel low under such circumstances, but thankfully churches are currently remaining open for services even in ‘very high’ alert areas. So come to church on Sunday and feel the “transforming fire” of God’s presence, as we shall hear in the Prayer Over the Gifts. In our reading from 2 Timothy, Paul writes of how “the Lord stood by me and gave me strength”, which he will surely do to you in whatever trials you face.

    WORSHIP

    Virtual prayer group: Wednesday 21 October 7pm

    CHILDREN & YOUTH

    All children are very welcome to attend Parish Mass, and registration of church attendance will be taken. If you have queries about church school admissions policies this year, please contact the schools directly. Unfortunately there will be no Sunday School until further notice, due to the numbers involved and COVID restrictions.

    Families at prayer: tips on how to encourage children to make prayer an ongoing, daily two-way conversation with God https://www.brf.org.uk/families-at-prayer/

    EVENTS

    Annual Parochial Church Meeting: Tuesday 20 October 7pm on Zoom. Please join our mailing list to be sent the login details.

    Take care, God bless,

    Jasmine

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCx8zCIRC11ELqLP8ACZwgQ

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation/

    https://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

    Jasmine.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

  • Friday 9th October 2020
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday (11 October)…

    is our Harvest Thanksgiving and we welcome back Archdeacon Fr Luke Miller as celebrant. Although our Old Testament reading from Deuteronomy 8 was written to those living in a land of “fig trees and pomegranates”, which we won’t recognise (except perhaps some congregation members may from their native lands!), it still speaks to us today. We “may eat bread without scarcity”, and a great number of those living in central London will indeed “lack nothing”. Many of us have successful careers, and we are reminded, “Do not say to yourself, ‘My power and the might of my own hand have gotten me this wealth’. But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth”. So let us make sure we give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. But at the same time, let us also remember our neighbours less fortunate than ourselves. Aptly, this Sunday is also Homeless Sunday and the start of Prisons Week. We shall be collecting non-perishable items for two local church charities (see below for more about these). Please bring these with you to Mass on Sunday and do please give generously!

    HARVEST THANKSGIVING

    The American International Church’s Soup Kitchen provides free hot meals to the homeless. Please bring non-perishable food items to donate https://amchurch.co.uk/soup-kitchen/

    The Church Army’s Marylebone Project offers support to homeless women. Please bring clothing, toiletries, household goods or furniture to donate https://www.maryleboneproject.org.uk

    WORSHIP

    Virtual prayer group: Wednesday 14 October 7pm

    CHILDREN & YOUTH

    All children are very welcome to attend Parish Mass, and registration of church attendance will be taken. Unfortunately there will be no Sunday School until further notice, due to the numbers involved and COVID restrictions.

    EVENTS

    Prisons Week: please pray for the needs of all those affected by prisons and consider donating or signing up as a volunteer 11-17 October https://prisonsweek.org

    Inspired to Follow - Art and the Bible Story: a free short online series created by St Martin-in-the Fields in partnership with the National Gallery, exploring the Christian faith using fine art paintings alongside the Bible. Sundays 11th, 18th and 25th October 2-3pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspired-to-follow-art-and-the-bible-story-tickets-122769198979

    In the Shadow of Your Wings: a free online event looking at three new musical interpretations of Psalm 13, with small group discussions. Thursday 15 October 4.30-6pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-the-shadow-of-your-wings-tickets-120408213207

    Take care, God bless,

    Jasmine

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCx8zCIRC11ELqLP8ACZwgQ

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation/

    https://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

    Jasmine.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

  • Friday 2nd October 2020
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday (4 October)…

    is the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. We welcome back as celebrant Fr Jack Noble, Assistant Priest at St Marylebone Church and Chaplain to both the St Marylebone C of E & Bridge Schools.

    Time is marching on. We’ve just turned the heating back on in church this week, and I’m writing this on the Chinese celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival. I’m sure most of us are already lamenting the change in the weather, knowing that Covid 19 restrictions will hit us harder in the colder months than it did over our unusually warm spring/summer, when many were able to enjoy socialising in the sun with friends and family. In this week’s reading from Philippians, Paul writes of “forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead”. We can’t bring back the past, so let us look ahead with hope. Take a walk and experience God’s creation in its wonderful riot of autumnal colour, go apple picking or pumpkin harvesting, both of which can only be done at this time of year. As Paul says of himself, remember that Christ Jesus has also made you his own, which should always give you a spring in your step, whatever the season!

    WORSHIP

    Virtual prayer group: Wednesday 7 October 7pm

    CHILDREN & YOUTH

    All children are very welcome to attend Parish Mass, and registration of church attendance will be taken. Unfortunately there will be no live Sunday School until further notice, due to the numbers involved and COVID restrictions.

    Sunday School for 8+ young people will continue to be broadcast on our Facebook and YouTube pages. There is also a dedicated youth website https://annunciationyouth.wixsite.com/annunication

    EVENTS

    Harvest Thanksgiving: Sunday 11 October. Please bring non-perishable items to donate to those in need. Thank you.

    Edwardtide at Westminster Abbey: celebrate the life of St Edward the Confessor, including the National Pilgrimage to his shrine, the only one in the country that still contains the body of the saint. 13-18 October https://www.westminster-abbey.org/worship-music/services-times/edwardtide

    Take care, God bless,

    Jasmine

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCx8zCIRC11ELqLP8ACZwgQ

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation/

    https://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

    Jasmine.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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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 Niel Pama 07843 663 431

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