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

Services

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

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  • Sunday 29 July 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    374 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
    137 Come down, O Love divine
    310 We hail thy Presence glorious
    368 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
    First Lesson: Ephesians 3. 14-end
    Gospel: John 6. 1-21
    Mass Setting: Missa in honorem Sancti Josephi - Flor Peeters
    Motet: Verba mea auribus percipe - Heinrich Schütz
    Voluntary: Scherzo in G minor - Enrico Bossi

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Abi Goldsbrough
    Meskerem Assefa


    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 31 July 2018 at 12:30pm
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    Clergy
     
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  • Sunday 5 August 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    478 Ye watchers and ye holy ones
    104 At the Lamb's high feast we sing
    295 Let all mortal flesh keep silence
    385 Jesu, the very thought of thee
    First Lesson: Ephesians 4. 1-16
    Gospel: John 6. 24-35

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari
    Meskerem Assefa


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Abi Goldsbrough


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 7 August 2018 at 12:30pm
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    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 12 August 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    296 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor
    (tune 1)
    467 Through all the changing scenes of life
    238 New every morning is the love
    287 Glory, love, and praise, and honor
    First Lesson: Ephesians 4. 25 – 5. 2
    Gospel: John 6. 35 & 41 – 51

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari
    Meskerem Assefa


    Sunday School Session Leader
    (Olu)Funke Ajenifuja


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 12:30pm
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    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 19 August 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    473 When morning gilds the skies
    (tune 2)
    280 Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness
    297 Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
    ((if needed))
    358 Father of heaven, whose love profound
    First Lesson: Ephesians 5. 15 - 20
    Gospel: John 6. 51-58

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    Sunday School Session Leader
    (Olu)Funke Ajenifuja


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 21 August 2018 at 12:30pm
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    Clergy
     
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News

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  • Friday 20th July 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (22 July)

    … is the Feast of St Mary Magdalene, the Apostle.

    We take a break from naming the Sundays after Trinity. Quite why 22 July is Mary Magdalene’s feast day is lost in the mists of time. Usually saints are commemorated on the anniversaries of their death but where this is unknown its often down to a local custom that has spread throughout the Church.

    Mary Magdalene’s image has been through a series of transitions down the ages. Sometimes she’s the archetypical fallen woman, the deepest penitent or the most outrageously extravagant of Jesus’s followers.

    Today, the emphasis is on Mary Magdalene being the first witness of the resurrection. She is the Apostle to the Apostles telling them of the good news. Mary is an evangelist and models how we are to spread the faith.

    Building Works

    The works in the crypt mean that all sorts of items need to be stored temporarily in the church especially in the choir stalls so please keep a close watch on your children and make sure that they don’t tamper with the various boxes and bags that are stacked there. It looks unsightly but once the new storage has been fitted items will be placed out of sight again.

    There is no baby changing mat downstairs at the moment. It has been taken down so that an additional toilet can be installed in that corner. I apologise for the inconvenience.

    The church will be dustier than usual for the next few weeks. Our cleaner comes in on Friday afternoons but it won’t be possible for the church to be pristine until everything is finished around the end of October so please bear with us.

    Heating

    More donations needed please for the heating system. BACS transfers can be made to: The Church of the Annunciation 40-05-29 / 91372858. Please give generously. If you are a UK tax payer then signing a gift aid form will increase the value of your donation by 25%. You can download a gift aid form from https://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk/donate/giftaid

    If you are going away soon then I hope that you have a wonderful summer; otherwise I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

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

    This Sunday (15 July)

    … is the Seventh Sunday after Trinity.

    The gospel is the beheading of John the Baptist - a gruesome tale at the best of times - but with beheadings again a feature of life in our world its worth contemplating what drives people to such extremes. It’s also a stark reminder that every age calls for courage to stand against corruption.

    News

    Some donations towards the £30,000 shortfall towards the cost of the heating have been received. These amount to around £5000 including the gift aid. Thanks so much who have given generously so far. Please come onboard with this if you haven’t already done so. Life will be so much more pleasant in the winter with a heating system that functions well. BACS transfers can be made to the Church of the Annunciation 40-05-29 / 91372858.

    As a result of Evan Williams’s powerful presentation on the Rohingya people last month I wrote to Mark Field MP. He has replied to me in his capacity of Minister of State for Asia & the Pacific. He sets out the government’s position and the steps that it has taken in conjunction with the EU and UN to put pressure on Burma to bring the crisis to an end.

    I would urge you to engage in the political process in this country. In a world that feels less free every day now is the time to speak up lest we and future generations forfeit the right to free speech.

    This Week

    Hampden Gurney School End of Academic Year Mass, Thursday 19 July, 9.30am in church. Parents and carers are very welcome as always.

    Volunteers Needed Please

    More help is needed please in Sunday School and with coffee after mass so please let me know if you can assist. Thank you.

    I have two volunteers to help move chairs in church on Wednesday in preparation for the school mass on Thursday. One more volunteer would make all the difference. Please let me know if you can help. Thank you.

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

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

    This Sunday (8 July)

    … is the Sixth Sunday after Trinity. The 8+ children are staying in church today. They will be greeting you as you arrive, handing out the mass sheets, reading the lesson, leading the intercessions and taking the offertory. The children’s choir will also be singing. Its great to see them all take part.

    The reading and gospel present a number of challenges.

    St Paul writes to the church in Corinth about someone he knows who had a vision of heaven – the language owes much to Greek religion – and contrasts this with his own refusal to boast of anything supernatural.

    In contrast, St Paul talks about his weakness and hints at a ‘thorn in the flesh’. Although the phrase has entered the English language as a catchall for whatever we think is forever bothering us we don’t know what the Apostle was referring to.

    Was it something physical, mental or spiritual? We’ll never know but what we do know is that he saw human weakness as the opportunity for us to rely on God’s grace – ‘Amazing grace’ as a hymn we’ll be singing on Sunday puts it.

    Similarly, in the gospel Jesus makes a virtue of traveling light. When we have much, reliance on God is less possible. If we’re going to proclaim the kingdom then we need to be unencumbered and focused.

    In the afternoon St George’s School has its annual fundraiser in Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair. Please support this and look out for Margaret Gold and others from the Annunciation who are involved in it.

    News

    Earlier this week I sent round an email to say that the deal with a new nursery has been signed and that works on the heating system have started.

    We still have a significant financial mountain to climb so please join the parish giving scheme if you haven’t done so already.

    Donations towards the £30,000 shortfall towards the cost of the heating are also needed and would be most welcome. BACS transfers can be made to the Church of the Annunciation 40-05-29 / 91372858.

    This Week

    Tuesday, 9.30am A Capella Coffee in church led by Miles Ashdown. This is the last session before the summer begins.

    Volunteers Needed Please

    We’re going through one of those periodic phases when we’re running short of people to lead Sunday School and help with coffee after mass so if you’re up for both or either, please let me know. Thank you.

    There’s one particular thing with which I need some help. The Hampden Gurney End of Year School Mass is in church on Thursday 19 July, 9.30am. I need to move the chairs on Wednesday evening. If you can help, please let me know including what is the best time for you. If I have two or three helpers it will take less than half an hour.

    The Children’s Choir

    There are no more practices now until after the summer holidays. With Mrs Chua’s permission Miles Ashdown, our Director of Children’s Music gave a presentation about the choir at the school mass on Thursday. There was plenty of enthusiasm from the children so there’s lots of potential out there.

    I’ll send round an email at the end of August to see who would like to sign up for the children’s choir in the new school year. Please encourage your children to give it a try.

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

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