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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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  • Friday 24 May 2024 at 12:30pm
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  • Sunday 26 May 2024 at 10:30am
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  • Wednesday 29 May 2024 at 12:30pm
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  • Thursday 30 May 2024 at 12:30pm
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  • Friday 31 May 2024 at 12:30pm
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  • Sunday 2 June 2024 at 10:30am
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  • Monday 3 June 2024 at 12:30pm
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  • Tuesday 4 June 2024 at 12:30pm
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  • Wednesday 5 June 2024 at 12:30pm
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  • Wednesday 5 June 2024 at 7:00pm
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  • Thursday 6 June 2024 at 12:30pm
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  • Friday 7 June 2024 at 12:30pm
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  • Sunday 9 June 2024 at 10:30am
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News

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  • Thursday 23rd May 2024
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 26 May…

    is Trinity Sunday. Sung Mass, with Sunday School, begins at 10.30am.

    A clever Christian once described the Trinity as a “pure excitement”. That phrase nicely captures how God is an eternal act in which he does himself, by springing from himself, with himself, and towards himself, and in such a unique way that what God does is who he is.

    Of course, that’s a dense cluster of thoughts, so it’s hard to understand what it means. We tend to imagine there must already be a someone before anything can be done. But it’s completely different with God. The sheer mystery of the Trinity is that who God eternally is, and what he eternally is, coincide with how he eternally is. In short, God is the mutual embrace of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, so that God simply is what happens between these Three persons as One.

    Or to put all that in simpler terms, our God is the excited movement of Love. So let us gather to worship him this Trinity Sunday.

    Fr Lincoln

    FRIDAY 24 MAY: ST RITA’S COMMUNITY WALK

    Our next community walk over to Primrose Hill is tomorrow, Friday 24 May. These walks are a great way to meet people from church and from the local community. We meet at 9.15am by Boxcar Cafe, Wyndham Place. No need to confirm, just come along if fancy a nice walk in good company.

    SUNDAY 26 MAY: BAPTISM OF ELENA

    We are delighted that Elena will be baptised this coming Sunday. The service will take place at 2pm, outside of Mass. It promises to be a special occasion for Elena’s family, so do please pray for Elena, and for Sanam and Esmail, as well as Elena’s godparents over the coming days – and beyond. And maybe you’re considering baptism for yourself or your child? Email Fr Lincoln if you are.

    WEDNESDAY 29 MAY: FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT

    Our next lunchtime concert is on Wednesday, 29th May, during half term. This will be a real treat and children will love it too. The Forgotten Melodies Society’s Lunchtime Concert features young musicians from the Royal Academy of Music. Come along and support these young musicians and hear some beautiful music in a stunning setting. 29th May. 1:15-2:15pm Free Entry! Programme includes: Piano Sonata by Schubert D664, Suite de Pieces by Sterndale Bennet, and Miniatures by William Alwyn. All are welcome!

    MIDWEEK MASS NEXT WEEK

    Midweek mass will be said only on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week. Two feasts of note: Thursday 30 May is Corpus Christi, and Friday 31 May is The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. The church will also be open from 12pm-3pm each day for private prayer, except on Bank Holiday Monday.

    WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE: CONFIRMATION CLASS

    Our next Confirmation Class is on Wednesday 5 June at Hampden Gurney School, 3.30pm – 4.30pm. These classes lead up to the visit of The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Lord Bishop of London, who will confirm the candidates at our School Mass on Thursday 4th July at 10am. Do please pray for everyone being prepared for this sacrament.

    FRIDAY 8 JUNE: 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.

    SUNDAY 9 JUNE: MARIA VRAKA SCHOOL OF MUSIC SUMMER CONCERT

    The talented musicans of the Maria Vraka School of Music will be holding their summer concert at the Annunciation on Sunday 9 June, 4pm-6pm. Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite, here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-concert-by-maria-vraka-school-of-music-tickets-909248565937

    FRIDAY 21 JUNE, 6PM: DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE DEAF COMMUNITY DURING WW1

    Learn about the lives and sacrifices of the deaf community during WWI in the United Kingdom with the historian Peter Brown and the screening of a “see hear” episode on the war. There’s also an opportunity to view an exhibition discovering the history of the Church of the Annunciation's two WWI memorials and tracing the lives of people who worked in the church and whose lives were affected by the War. Doors open at 6pm with the event commencing at 6.30pm. The event is part of our ‘Sharing our Future’ project and has been made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is free for all to attend but please register to help us manage the numbers and prepare the space and food. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discover-the-history-of-the-deaf-community-during-wwi-tickets-883957930967

    SUNDAY 30 JUNE: HERITAGE FUND BLESSING OF WAR MEMORIAL

    As part of our Heritage Fund Project, we will bless the restored Calvary War Memorial during a special event on Sunday 30th June, straight after Mass. The date marks 100 years since the memorial's original unveiling. The ceremony will be officiated by Revd (Capt). Thomas Sander, Rector of St. Giles in the Fields and Padre at The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. In addition to the ceremony, we will be hosting an exhibition exploring the stories of the individuals remembered on our monument, as well as sharing the rich history of the church and the memorial itself. And the Victory Services Club will be providing us with delicious refreshments. It will be a wonderful community occasion! Please kindly confirm your attendance by RSVPing here to help with catering (https://forms.gle/8x35wGFn1AWgEgvGA) or by emailing Fr Lincoln.

    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, Marianna.

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

    Year’s mind – Barry Campbell, John Gray

  • Thursday 16th May 2024
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 19 May…

    is the Feast of Pentecost. We celebrate the Father’s abundant outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the first followers of Jesus. And what an astonishing event it was. People looked on in disbelief. Some questioned. Some even mocked. But St Peter – “filled with the Holy Spirit” – proclaimed the good news: “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” And “call out” they certainly did, and in many different languages. What a tremendous sound it must have been as the various accents rang out. What joy must have filled the earth as the youngsters saw visions and the elders dreamed dreams.

    And it’s good news for us too. The same Spirit falls upon us here at The Annunciation each week. We too proclaim salvation in Christ and sing God’s praise, with a multitude of people – both young and old – from all across the world drawn together to dream our dreams and embrace our common vision of the Kingdom of God. And what tremendous sound fills our sacred space. The organ thunders, the choir sings, and our wonderful children delight in the merry company of their family and friends in a multitude of languages. It really is glorious when we meet. It’s the sound of life.And life in abundance.Let us rejoice that such noisy joy fills this corner of the earth! The Spirit is with us.

    Fr Lincoln

    MIDWEEK MASS NEXT WEEK

    Midweek mass will be said each day next week. The church will also be open from 12pm-3pm each day for private prayer.

    HERITAGE FUND SCHOOL PILOT PROJECT

    Our Heritage Fund project continues to develop in exciting ways. Next week we will again be running Heritage workshops with Hampden Gurney School, which lead up to a wonderful event on Wednesday 19 June. We are very grateful to Mrs Chua and the teachers and staff for all their help, as well as the children. And, of course, we remain grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, whose funding enables us to begin to develop our work with school children. Do please pray for us all as we run these exciting workshops.

    MONDAY 20 MAY: SPRING BIBLE STUDY

    The final session of our Spring Bible Study focuses on the fourth chapter of The Letter to the Philippians.It will be held on Monday 13 May. The session runs from 6pm-7pm. Please let Fr Lincoln know if you are planning to attend.

    WEDNESDAY 22 MAY: CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN

    Confirmation Classes are running at Hampden Gurney School during the summer term. They begin on Wednesday 22 May, 3.30pm – 4.30pm, and will lead up to the visit of The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Lord Bishop of London, who will confirm the candidates at our School Mass on Thursday 4th July at 10am. Do please pray for everyone being prepared for this sacrament.

    WEDNESDAY 29 MAY: FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT

    Our next lunchtime concert is on Wednesday, 29th May, during half term. This will be a real treat and children will love it too. The Forgotten Melodies Society’s Lunchtime Concert features young musicians from the Royal Academy of Music. Come along and support these young musicians and hear some beautiful music in a stunning setting. 29th May. 1:15-2:15pm Free Entry! Programme includes: Piano Sonata by Schubert D664, Suite de Pieces by Sterndale Bennet, and Miniatures by William Alwyn. All are welcome!

    FRIDAY 21 JUNE, 6PM: DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE DEAF COMMUNITY DURING WW1

    Learn about the lives and sacrifices of the deaf community during WWI in the United Kingdom with the historian Peter Brown and the screening of a “see hear” episode on the war. There’s also an opportunity to view an exhibition discovering the history of the Church of the Annunciation's two WWI memorials and tracing the lives of people who worked in the church and whose lives were affected by the War. Doors open at 6pm with the event commencing at 6.30pm. The event is part of our ‘Sharing our Future’ project and has been made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is free for all to attend but please register to help us manage the numbers and prepare the space and food. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discover-the-history-of-the-deaf-community-during-wwi-tickets-883957930967

    SUNDAY 30 JUNE: HERITAGE FUND BLESSING OF WAR MEMORIAL

    As part of our Heritage Fund Project, we will bless the restored Calvary War Memorial during a special event on Sunday 30th June, straight after Mass. The date marks 100 years since the memorial's original unveiling. The ceremony will be officiated by Revd (Capt). Thomas Sander, Rector of St. Giles in the Fields and Padre at The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. In addition to the ceremony, we will be hosting an exhibition exploring the stories of the individuals remembered on our monument, as well as sharing the rich history of the church and the memorial itself. And the Victory Services Club will be providing us with delicious refreshments. It will be a wonderful community occasion! Please kindly confirm your attendance by RSVPing here to help with catering (https://forms.gle/8x35wGFn1AWgEgvGA) or by emailing Fr Lincoln.

    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, Marianna.

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

    Year’s mind – Frank Biggart, Betty Moore, Maisy Lewis, Agnes Shefford, Barbara Somerville, Onnig Ashdjian, Doris Shepheard, Sally Hart, Dorothy Ramsay, Lily Lee, Ernest Clarabut, Peggy Saywell, Leonard Burgess, Hilary Gordon

  • Thursday 9th May 2024
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 12 May…

    is the 7th Sunday of Easter, the Sunday after Ascension Day. We therefore occupy a space in the Christian calendar between the Ascension of our Lord and the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost.

    This “between” time is marked with joy, in that we celebrate how the Ascended Christ – who once was dead, but now lives with death behind him – continues to pray to our Father that we may be Comforted. We rejoice that the Spirit of Freedom is sent from the eternal realm. We are never alone, but in the company of the good God. May you sense his gracious presence this coming week.

    Fr Lincoln

    SUNDAY 12 MAY: BAPTISM OF PHILIPP

    We are delighted that Philipp will be baptised this coming Sunday. The service will take place at 2.30pm, outside of Mass. It promises to be a special occasion for all Philipp’s family and friends, so do please pray for Philipp, his sister Elodie, and for Nike and Benjamin, as well as Philipp’s godparents over the coming days – and beyond. And maybe you’re considering baptism for yourself or your child? Email Fr Lincoln if you are.

    SUNDAY 12 MAY: ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING

    Our APCM will be held on Sunday 12th May straight after Mass. Our annual meeting receives a report on the church’s activities during the past year and a financial statement, and also elects churchwardens and trustees. The church’s accounts and statement are available to be read in advance. If you would like to receive an electronic copy, please email Fr Lincoln.

    MONDAY 13 MAY: HERITAGE FUND SCHOOL PILOT PROJECT

    Our Heritage Fund project continues to develop in exciting ways. Next week we will begin a series of workshops with Hampden Gurney School, which will lead up to a wonderful event on Wednesday 19 June. More details to follow!

    We are very grateful to Mrs Chua and the teachers and staff for all their help, as well as the children. And, of course, we remain grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, whose funding enables us to begin to develop our work with school children. Do please pray for us all as we begin this new venture.

    MONDAY 13 MAY-FRIDAY 17 MAY: MIDWEEK MASS

    Midweek mass will be said each day during the week. The church will also be open from 12pm-3pm each day for private prayer.

    MONDAY 13 MAY: SPRING BIBLE STUDY

    The third session of our Spring Bible Study focuses on the third chapter of The Letter to the Philippians.It will be held on Monday 13 May. The session runs from 6pm-7pm. Please let Fr Lincoln know if you are planning to attend.

    WEDNESDAY 22 MAY: CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN

    Fr Lincoln will be running Confirmation Classes at Hampden Gurney School during the summer term. Classes run on Wednesdays, 3.30pm – 4.30pm, and lead up to the visit of The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Lord Bishop of London, who will confirm the candidates at our School Mass on Thursday 4th July at 10am. Do please pray for everyone being prepared for this sacrament.

    SUNDAY 30 JUNE: HERITAGE FUND BLESSING OF WAR MEMORIAL

    As part of our Heritage Fund Project, we will bless the restored Calvary War Memorial during a special event on Sunday 30th June, straight after Mass. We've chosen this date because it marks 100 years since the memorial's original unveiling. The ceremony will be officiated by Revd (Capt). Thomas Sander, Rector of St. Giles in the Fields and Padre at The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. In addition to the ceremony, we will be hosting an exhibition exploring the stories of the individuals remembered on the monument, as well as sharing the rich history of the church and the memorial itself. And the Victory Services Club will be providing us with delicious refreshments. It will be a wonderful community occasion!


    Please kindly confirm your attendance by RSVPing here to help with catering (https://forms.gle/8x35wGFn1AWgEgvGA) or by emailing Fr Lincoln.

    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, Marianna.

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

    Year’s mind – Elsie Lancaster, Anthony OSB, May Shurvell, Maud Bennet, Alexander Lawson, Beatrice Kerridge

  • Thursday 2nd May 2024
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 5 May…

    is the 6th Sunday of Easter.We gather to break bread and lift the cup of salvation as our Easter celebration of the Resurrection continues. Sung Mass – with Sunday School – begins at 10.30am.

    Fr Lincoln

    TUESDAY 7 MAY-FRIDAY 10 MAY: MIDWEEK MASS

    There is no Mass on Bank Holiday Monday. Midweek mass resumes on Tuesday at 12.30pm. Next week we will be celebrating the Ascension on Thursday, so do come along to pray in the peace and quiet of our Lady Chapel. The church will also be open from 12pm-3pm each day for private prayer, except for Bank Holiday Monday.

    THURSDAY 9 MAY: ASCENSION DAY

    The Feast of the Ascension is on 9th May. Mass will be said at 12.30pm, so do join us if you can!

    FRIDAY 10 MAY: LONDON DEAF CHURCH

    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.

    SUNDAY 12 MAY: ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING

    Our APCM will be held on Sunday 12th May straight after Mass. Our annual meeting receives a report on the church’s activities during the past year and a financial statement, and also elects churchwardens and trustees. The church’s accounts and statement are available to be read in advance, as the names held on our Electoral Roll. If you would like to receive an electronic copy, please email Fr Lincoln.

    MONDAY 13 MAY: SPRING BIBLE STUDY

    There’s no Bible Study next Monday, due to the Bank Holiday. The third session, which focuses on the third chapter of The Letter to the Philippians,will therefore be held on Monday 13 May. The evening runs from 6pm-7pm. Please let Fr Lincoln know if you are planning to attend.

    WEDNESDAY 22 MAY: CONFIRMATION CLASS

    Confirmation Classes begin on Wednesday 22nd May, 3.30-4.30pm, at Hampden Gurney school. Please let Fr Lincoln this week if you would like your child to attend – or if you are interested in learning more about your own confirmation!

    SUNDAY 30 JUNE: HERITAGE FUND BLESSING OF WAR MEMORIAL

    As part of our Heritage Fund Project, we will bless the restored Calvary War Memorial during a special event on Sunday 30th June, straight after Mass. We've chosen this date because it marks 100 years since the memorial's original unveiling. The ceremony will be officiated by Revd (Capt). Thomas Sander, Rector of St. Giles in the Fields and Padre at The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. In addition to the ceremony, we will be hosting an exhibition exploring the stories of the individuals remembered on the monument, as well as sharing the rich history of the church and the memorial itself. And the Victory Services Club will be providing us with delicious refreshments. It will be a wonderful community occasion!


    Please kindly confirm your attendance by RSVPing here to help with catering (https://forms.gle/8x35wGFn1AWgEgvGA) or by emailing Fr Lincoln.

    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, Marianna.

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

    Year’s mind – Peggy Miller, Samuel Hoare. Hildegarde CSA, Francis Brewer, Margaret Mills, Reginald Smith. Violet Wadeson, Olive Leslie, Jean Ward, Simeon Balaga, William Martin, Michael Burgess, Gordon Thwaites

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Events

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  • Wednesday 29th May 2024   1:15pm-2:00pm
    Free Lunchtime Concert - Forgotten Melodies Society
    Wednesday 29 May: Forgotten Melodies Society The next installment in a wonderful series of concerts by students at the Royal Academy of Music. This concert features Schubert's Piano Sonata D664, Sterndale Bennet's Suite de Pieces, and William Alwyn's Minatures. Free entry. Concert starts at 13.15 and will finish at 2pm. Do come and support these free events. Everyone is welcome to pop in for a section of the concert or to stay for its entirety.
  • 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.
  • Sunday 9th June 2024   4:00pm-6:00pm
    Maria Vraka School of Music: Summer Concert
    The talented musicans of the Maria Vraka School of Music will be holding their summer concert at the Annunciation on Sunday 9 June, 4pm-6pm. Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite, here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-concert-by-maria-vraka-school-of-music-tickets-909248565937
  • 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.
  • Friday 21st June 2024   6:00pm-1:00am
    Discover the History of the Deaf Community during WW1
    A special evening for the Deaf Community and Friends, which is part of our Heritage Fund Project. For details about the event and how to book a place, please see here: https://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk/future/deafcommunityww1
  • Sunday 30th June 2024   12:00pm-1:00am
    Blessing of the Calvary War Memorial
    To mark the 100th anniversary since its original unveliing and to give thanks for its repair and conservation this year, we will hold a brief service of blessing, followed by a community meal and exhibition detailing the lives of the men listed. For details - and to help with catering - please see the designated page on our website: https://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk/future/warmemorial30june
  • 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