Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch, London

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

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  • Sunday 22 April 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    120 Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son
    106 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
    107 Good Christian men, rejoice and sing
    114 Now is eternal life
    (if needed)
    First Lesson: Acts 4. 5-12
    Gospel: John 10. 11-18

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman
    Simon Templeton


    Reader
    Simon Templeton


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Julia Duhamel


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 29 April 2018 at 10:30am

    Deaf Chaplaincy

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    105 Christ the Lord is risen again
    ((Tune 2))
    104 At the Lamb's high feast we sing
    296 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor
    (tune 1)
    118 The Lord is risen indeed
    First Lesson: Acts 8. 26-40
    Gospel: John 15. 1-8

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Tahereh Shariaty


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Nicholas Mole


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 6 May 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Acts 10. 44-48
    Gospel: John 15. 9-17

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Priya Dhingra


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 13 May 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Acts 1. 15-17 & 21-26
    Gospel: John 17.6-19

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Laure Boizard


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

News

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  • Friday 13th April 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (15 April)

    … is the Third Sunday of Easter. The gospel recounts another resurrection appearance – one in which Christ eats fish.

    The passage is heavy with symbolism. The Greek word for fish is ‘ichthys’. In the early persecutions of the Church the symbol of a fish was used as a code to designate places of Christian gathering.

    Fr Stephen will be with us this Sunday so I’ll be dividing my time between the mass and Sunday School.

    This Week

    There will be low mass as usual on Tuesday at 12.30pm. We’ll be in the baptistery at the west end of the church.

    The children’s choir rehearsals start again on Tuesday afternoon.

    Confirmation classes for children are on Wednesdays after school at Hampden Gurney and Saturdays, 2.00pm at church.

    Children & Communion

    Just to repeat what I said last week:

    This is a bit of a complicated topic. Practice varies widely across the Church.

    Members of the Eastern Orthodox churches are baptized, confirmed and given first communion all at the same time as babies.

    Roman Catholics are prepared for communion around the age of seven.

    Anglicans tend to see Confirmation as the passport to communion. This used to happen in people’s teens although I prepare children in Years 5 & 6 at Hampden Gurney and sometimes Year 4 where a child has an older sibling in Confirmation classes and is able to take it seriously.

    In America parents sometimes break the communion host and give it to their child.

    At the Annunciation we have children from many backgrounds. Where they are permitted to receive elsewhere or are having instruction I will give them communion if they are being sincere. But I don’t think that parents should break off a piece of the host because a young child wants it.

    Please note that receiving communion is something that is taken seriously at the Annunciation. If you would like to talk to me about this, please get in touch. Thank you.

    Looking Ahead

    Confirmation classes on Saturdays start again on 14 April, 2.00pm in church. The Wednesday classes after school at Hampden Gurney recommence on 18 April.

    Miles Ashdown, the Director of the Children’s Music is putting together a children’s choir to sing Evensong at St George’s Southwark, 6.00pm on Sunday 22 April. Some of our children are taking part and it would be wonderful if people came and supported this.

    The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be on Tuesday 24 April, 7.30pm in church with dinner.

    Over the last couple of years, the Parochial Church Council and a working group has been working on the implications of the architect’s report on the condition of the church.

    We are building up to a big conversation about the future. Life has moved on since the Annunciation was opened. Now is the time for a new vision – and it needs to be one in which the congregation and neighbourhood is involved.

    So please put the date in your diary. Let me know if you’re coming so that the catering can be arranged. Thank you.

    In preparation for the meeting the parish’s Electoral Roll is being revised. If you aren’t on the Roll and have been worshipping at the Annunciation for at least six months please do join. Forms are available when you arrive at church.

    A Capella Coffee Tuesday Mornings, 9.30am – 10.30am starting on 1 May at church. Miles Ashdown, Director of the Annunciation's Children's Choir, invites parents, carers, and friends to sing pop, rock, Motown, funk, soul, and musical theatre to come along and sing. It’s a fun, relaxing, hassle-free way to be in a choir. £8 (first session free). For more information please contact Miles milesashdown@hotmail.com.

    If you’re at home, I look forward to seeing you on Sunday. If you are traveling back this weekend I hope that you’ll do so safely.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

  • Friday 6th April 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (8 April)

    … is the Second Sunday of Easter. Its sometimes called ‘Low Sunday’ - a bit of a down day. Everyone is away on holiday after the great Festival of Easter. It is often a Sunday off for senior clergy.

    Yet Sunday’s gospel is not to be missed and is one of the most moving. Thomas doubts the resurrection. When he experiences the living presence of Christ and sees the wounds made glorious for himself, he doubts no more.

    Seeing is believing but faith does not rely on the senses alone. More of that in my sermon.

    The falling plaster continues to be under investigation so we are still downstairs. Please enter the church via the back door and leave buggies at home if at all possible. Thank you.

    This Week

    There will be low mass as usual on Tuesday at 12.30pm. We’ll be in the baptistery at the west end of the church.

    The Vicar’s New Email Address

    Hopefully you picked up my email during the week concerning the problems with my email address. As a result, I’ve changed it to a gmail account: vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com. Please use this in future. Thank you.

    Children & Communion

    This is a bit of a complicated topic. Practice varies widely across the Church.

    Members of the Eastern Orthodox churches are baptized, confirmed and given first communion all at the same time as babies.

    Roman Catholics are prepared for communion around the age of seven.

    Anglicans tend to see Confirmation as the passport to communion. This used to happen in people’s teens although I prepare children in Years 5 & 6 at Hampden Gurney and sometimes Year 4 where a child has an older sibling in Confirmation classes and is able to take it seriously.

    In America parents sometimes break the communion host and give it to their child.

    At the Annunciation we have children from many backgrounds. Where they are permitted to receive elsewhere or are having instruction I will give them communion if they are being sincere. But I don’t think that parents should break off a piece of the host because a young child wants it.

    Please note that receiving communion is something that is taken seriously at the Annunciation. If you would like to talk to me about this, please get in touch. Thank you.

    Looking Ahead

    Confirmation classes on Saturdays start again on 14 April, 2.00pm in church. The Wednesday classes after school at Hampden Gurney recommence on 18 April.

    Miles Ashdown, the Director of the Children’s Music is putting together a children’s choir to sing Evensong at St George’s Southwark, 6.00pm on Sunday 22 April. Some of our children are taking part and it would be wonderful if people came and supported this.

    The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be on Tuesday 24 April, 7.30pm in church with dinner.

    Over the last couple of years, the Parochial Church Council and a working group has been working on the implications of the architect’s report on the condition of the church.

    We are building up to a big conversation about the future. Life has moved on since the Annunciation was opened. Now is the time for a new vision – and it needs to be one in which the congregation and neighbourhood is involved.

    So please put the date in your diary. Let me know if you’re coming so that the catering can be arranged. Thank you.

    In preparation for the meeting the parish’s Electoral Roll is being revised. If you aren’t on the Roll and have been worshipping at the Annunciation for at least six months please do join. Forms are available when you arrive at church.

    A Capella Coffee Tuesday Mornings, 9.30am – 10.30am starting on 1 May at church. Miles Ashdown, Director of the Annunciation's Children's Choir, invites parents, carers, and friends to sing pop, rock, Motown, funk, soul, and musical theatre to come along and sing. It’s a fun, relaxing, hassle-free way to be in a choir. £8 (first session free).

    If you’re in town, I look forward to seeing you on Sunday. If you are away then I hope that you travel safely.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald
    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation
    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

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