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  • Sunday 1 March 2020 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    68 Jesus, Lord of life and glory
    67 Forty days and forty nights
    64 Be thou my guardian and my guide
    ((if needed))
    357 Father, hear the prayer we offer
    First Lesson: Romans 5. 12-19
    Gospel: Matthew 4. 1-11
    Mass Setting: Missa "Ave Domine Jesu Christe" - Claudio Monteverdi
    Motet: Lord, how long wilt thou be angry? - Henry Purcell
    Voluntary: Erbarm' dich mein, O Herre Gott (S. 721) - J.S. Bach

    Role People
    Clergy
    Revd Dr Teresia Derlen
     
    Sidesman
    Simon Templeton


    Reader
    Simon Templeton


    Server
    Joshua Chua


    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Ramond Mitchell


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

    Keyholder
    Michele Lyons


  • Sunday 8 March 2020 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    439 Praise to the Holiest in the height
    (tune 1)
    76 Take up thy cross, the Saviour said
    476 Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim
    238 New every morning is the love
    First Lesson: Romans 4. 1-5 & 13-17
    Gospel: John 3. 1-17
    Mass Setting: Missa "Aeterna Christi Munera" - G.P. da Palestrina
    Motet: Miserere mei, Deus - William Byrd
    Voluntary: A Voluntarie (for my Ladye Nevell) - William Byrd

    Role People
    Clergy
    Revd Adam Atkinson
     
    Sidesman
    Lee Sungwah Wu


    Reader
    Lee Sungwah Wu


    Server
    Joshua Chua


    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Ramond Mitchell


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

    Keyholder
    Gavin Monk


  • Sunday 15 March 2020 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    333 All my hope on God is founded
    379 In the Cross of Christ I glory
    (if needed)
    471 We love the place, O God
    94 We sing the praise of him who died
    First Lesson: Romans 5. 1-11
    Gospel: John 4. 5-42
    Mass Setting: Missa 'Douce memoire' - Orlandus Lassus
    Motet: Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes mei - Henry Purcell
    Voluntary: Attende Domine - Jeanne Demessieux

    Role People
    Clergy
    Revd Kristina Andréasson
     
    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
    Michael Mohammed


  • Sunday 22 March 2020 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    185 Sing we of the Blessed Mother
    161 For Mary, Mother of the Lord
    186 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
    (if needed)
    183 O glorious Maid, exalted far

    Role People
    Clergy
    Revd Adam Atkinson
     
    Sidesman
    8+ Group


    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 28th February 2020
    Weekly Email

    This Sunday (1 March)…

    is the First Sunday of Lent. In the Gospel we hear how Jesus fasted forty days and forty nights in the wilderness, which we commemorate in our Lenten observance of abstinence. Can this be broken on Sundays? I would say yes, especially this leap year, when there are exactly forty days of Lent not including the Sundays! We meet on Sundays in remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday, and as such I feel it is always a celebratory day. We are grateful that Revd Dr Teresia Derlen from the Swedish Church in London will be with us on Sunday. There they serve Semlor on Lenten Sundays, a sweet bun topped with whipped cream! We have six days of penitence to remember Jesus’ trials, suffering and death, and on the seventh we can come together to remember the joy that came afterwards.

    Blessings,

    Jasmine

    Parish Office Manager

    Coming Up…

    PCC Meeting: Tuesday 10 March 730pm

  • Monday 24th February 2020
    Weekly News

    Sunday 23 February 2020

    Today is the last Sunday before Lent and we welcome back the Fr Adam Atkinson to be our Celebrant. The Gospel reading features the Transfiguration of Jesus when he went up a mountain in the company of Peter, James and John. His appearance is transformed, with his clothes becoming as white as light and Moses and Elijah spoke to him. What does this mean? This has been the subject of interpretation for many scholars. Is it a preparation for what is to happen as in Mark’s Gospel it is said As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. He had already told of his own death and resurrection. Just as Jesus was preparing for these events, so do we during the 40 days of Lent which begin this week on Ash Wednesday. These 40 days are in commemoration of the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert whilst being tempted by the devil prior to taking up his ministry. To help them reflect on this time of Lent and prepare for Easter, many people give up something important, often sweets, chocolate and cake. Others give up social media or give their time and / or money to a charity. Nowadays, this week is probably better known for Pancake Day by most people and you cannot go into a supermarket without being confronted by pancake mixes. Traditionally this was to eat up foods containing butter, eggs and fat which were to be given up during Lent Another name for the day is Shrove Tuesday which comes from the word shrive - to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of Confession and doing Penance. It was therefore a preparation for Lent. When you have your pancakes on Tuesday, spend a moment therefore to reflect on what is to come during Lent and how you can observe it. There is no Ash Wednesday Service at the Annunciation this year but there are Services at All Saints Margaret Street and St Cyprians Clarence Gate. You may also find a service at a Church near your work.

    St Cyprians Clarence Gate Services for Ash Wednesday (26 February 2020) Low Mass at 8:00am Sung Mass 7:30pm Preacher & celebrant Fr Michael Fuller

    All Saints Margaret StreetServices for Ash Wednesday (26 February 2020) 8.00 am Mass

    1.10 pm Mass

    6.30 pm High Mass Preacher: Fr Michael Bowie

    Blessings

    Helen

    Church Warden

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    One of our Servers lost a beanie hat last Sunday, if you found it could you please inform one of the Serving team. Thank you.

  • Thursday 13th February 2020
    Weekly Email

    This Sunday (16 February) …

    is the Second Sunday before Lent. Some of Jesus’ teachings can be difficult to understand, controversial and open to interpretation, but He is very clear in this week’s Gospel: “Do not worry about your life … Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?”. And who can disagree with that? Christ does not promise a life free from difficulties for His followers - far from it - so it is easier said than done not to worry, but Jesus reminds us that our heavenly Father loves us and knows our needs. If you put your faith and trust in God, He will guide you through.

    We are grateful that Fr Jack Noble will be with us once again, with only a week off since he was last with us! Indeed I have next week off so Helen will be writing next week’s newsletter. If you are also going away for half-term, try and remember the Gospel reading and leave your worries behind :)

    Blessings,

    Jasmine

    Parish Office Manager

    jasmine.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

    Events

    West London Synagogue Library Hour. Rabbi Helen Freeman will be interviewing Dr Alex Lloyd, Director of the White Rose Project. The White Rose Group was an extraordinary group of young students and their lecturer who wrote pamphlets against the Nazis to enlighten their friends about the risk of Fascism. They paid with their lives, but their bravery has inspired many people. Saturday 15 February 1-2.30pm. For further information, e-mail dsonin22@gmail.com

    Westminster Abbey: Family Day Commonwealth Celebration. Take advantage of half-price entry for adults and free entry for kids as the Abbey is filled with a joyful celebration of culture, exploring the Abbey's relationship with the Queen and Commonwealth. Friday 21 February 10am-3pm. Age: 5+

  • Friday 7th February 2020
    Weekly Email

    The Parish Profile has been written and the search has started for a new priest. In it we say how we would like to become a successful venue for events to raise our profile and income. This Sunday we host the first of a new interactive family concert series run by London Town Chamber Festival. The flyer says it's for ages 6-106 so do come along and support and see if we can make our aim a reality!

    This Sunday (9 February)

    is the Third Sunday before Lent. We are grateful that the Rev'd Adam Atkinson, recently appointed Two Cities Area Director of Mission Development, will be leading us. One mission of the Annunciation is to be a 'visible reflection of God's presence in our community'. Christ is known as the Light of the World, but we are reminded in this week's Gospel that if He lives in you, then "You are the light of the world". Christ continues, "Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven". I hope that the song the Sunday School performed at Fr Gerald's leaving lunch can inspire you this week: 'Hide it under a bushel, no! I'm going to let it shine!' :)

    Blessings,

    Jasmine

    Parish Office Manager

    jasmine.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

  • Sunday 2nd February 2020
    Weekly Email

    So, the interregnum has started and we, like the country, are in transition. It is human nature at times like this to be anxious but Christ says, “Do not worry” (Matthew 6:31). Let us trust in God’s plan. Please pray for Helen and Steve, for God’s guidance, wisdom and patience as they start the process of finding a new priest and have to fill in the gap in the mean-time. Fr Gerald once told me that God leaves holes so that they can be filled… Indeed if you are not already serving at church, please do consider signing up for one of the many rotas that need filling. We are particularly looking for people to serve refreshments after Mass - if you are able to help with this or anything else, please speak to Steve or Helen.

    This Sunday (2 February)...

    is the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. We are very grateful for the support of visiting clergy who will be with us each Sunday, and first up will be Fr Jack Noble from St Marylebone Church. In the Gospel we have the lines of the Nunc Dimittis, heard by many daily at Compline, Vespers and Evensong around the world. Simeon calls Jesus ‘a light for revelation to the Gentiles’, and the feast is also known as ‘Candlemas’, with candles being blessed which represent Christ as the Light of the World. In France, La Chandeleur,as it is known, is celebrated by eating crêpes. Why not invite friends round, make pancakes with the family & eat them by candlelight? What better way to mark the 40th day - and official end - of the Christmas/Epiphany season in the church. Bon appétit!

    Jasmine Cullingford

    Parish Office Manager

    Events

    Veronika Shoot, Journey Through Childhood: Piano & Storytelling

    Sunday 9 February 4pm

    A selection of evocative childhood pieces by Debussy, Schumann, Shostakovich and more. Tickets: £10 on the door. Ages 6+

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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)