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 26 May 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    352 Crown him with many crowns
    116 O praise our great and gracious Lord
    117 The day of Resurrection
    296 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor
    (tune 1)
    First Lesson: Acts 16. 9-15
    Gospel: John 14. 23-29
    Mass Setting: Communion Service in G - Charles Hutchings
    Motet: We have heard with our ears - Herbert Howells
    Voluntary: Saraband for the Morning of Easter - Herbert Howells

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman
    Michael Mohammed


    Reader
    Michael Mohammed


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Ee (Tassinari)


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Laymon Thaung


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Children Stay in Church


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 2 June 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    128 Eternal Monarch, King most high
    (tune 2)
    130 Hail the day that sees him rise
    134 The head that once was crowned with thorns
    135 The Lord ascendeth up on high
    First Lesson: Acts 16. 16-34
    Gospel: John 17. 20 - end

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman
    Helen White


    Reader
    Helen White


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Ee (Tassinari)


    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Thomas Vester


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 4 June 2019 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 9 June 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    139 Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
    142 Sing to him in whom creation
    421 O King enthroned on high
    137 Come down, O Love divine
    First Lesson: Acts 2. 1-21
    Gospel: John 14. 8-17 & 25-27

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman
    Muminur Choudhury


    Reader
    Muminur Choudhury


    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Fiona Milligan


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 16 June 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    343 Bright the vision that delighted
    148 The God of Abraham praise
    146 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
    360 Firmly I believe and truly
    First Lesson: Romans 5. 1-5
    Gospel: John 16. 12-15

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Priya Dhingra


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Rebecca Sebastian


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 23 June 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    334 All people that on earth do dwell
    485 Thy hand, O God, has guided
    205 Christ is made the sure foundation
    (Westminster Abbey)
    272 All for Jesus, all for Jesus
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: Ephesians 2. 19-end
    Gospel: John 2. 13-22

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Laure Boizard


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

News

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  • Friday 24th May 2019
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (26 May)

    … is the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

    The gospel reading moves us beyond the resurrection appearances and begins to look forward to what is coming next especially Pentecost on 9 June. The Holy Spirit is our Counsellor, the one who guides us in making good judgements.

    At Confirmation the bishop prays that the candidates will have ‘the Spirit of counsel and inward strength’. I’ll be exploring what that means in my sermon on Sunday.

    It’s a bank holiday weekend. A lot of people are away so there’s no special class for the 8+ Group. I would like the older children please stay upstairs on Sunday. Thank you.

    Last Week

    Congratulations to all of the candidates who were confirmed at Hampden Gurney School on Thursday by Bishop Stephen Platten. The children confirmed were: Marios Ashdjian, Parmis Azadegan, Ava-Marie Barron-Harvey, Sophia David, Loretta Kane, Ebrel Monk, Riaan Sebastian, Zara Sebastian, Niek Tabibi, Nieke Tabibi; and the adults, Berik Otemurat & Raushan Izimova, Wyatt Wong & May Leung and Lee & Yin Wu.

    This Week

    There is no Children’s Choir on Tuesday or A Capella Music Group on Thursday as it’s half term.

    Looking Ahead

    The next Community Dinner will be Tuesday 4 June. The speaker will be Thomas Vester Africa’s story told in different way; catering by the Marriott Hotel. £25 per head including wine. Please let me know if you will be coming by Friday 24 May.

    It should be a fascinating evening. Thomas says: ‘A bit by coincidence, I have spent most of my adult life working with Africa. I would like to share the Africa’s story and prospects through a different lens compared to the one general media will provide you with. 15 years of travelling the continent shall also allow for one or two anecdotes that will make you scratch your head.’

    National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk on Monday 27 May. There is a coach from All Saints Margaret St that leaves at 7.30am and gets back in the evening. I’ll be going so if you would like to go as well please let me know.

    Westminster Ecumenical Pentecost Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Sunday 9 June 2019, 6.30pm. The service includes Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir and the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields reflecting on Pentecost through traditional choral, and gospel music. All welcome.

    On Sunday 23 June we will have an emergency evacuation drill during the mass. More details nearer the time.

    Thursday 27 June, 6.00pm – 9.00pm Prosecco Party at the Vicarage. Please let me know if you would like to come. Thank you.

    Pilgrimage to Armenia in 12-21 May 2020. Price: £1675 per person in a single room. Please let me know if you might be interested.

    New Venture

    Do you want to enjoy the beauty of nature without the fuss? A member of our congregation, Nete Vester, has started a small business selling beautiful, high quality faux flowers. They are perfect if you have an inaccessible space, a remote home, if you are an allergic person or simply just want to enjoy beautiful flowers with very low maintenance. Please get in touch at hello@braveandblume.com or take a look at www.braveandblume.com if you are interested or have any questions – a 15% discount is available for the congregation with the code DISCOUNT15. A bouquet is also at display on the table by the entrance.

    The Diocese of London Looks Forward to 2030

    Capital Vision 2020 was a programme designed throughout the diocese to enable the church to be ‘Confident, Compassionate and Creative’. This is now drawing to an end and Bishop Sarah is asking the diocese to think about the decade beyond next year.

    So, the diocese has set up a listening exercise including an online survey. Please go to https://www.london.anglican.org/about/discerning-our-2030-vision/ and complete it. You aren’t asked to give any specific personal details and it’s an opportunity to be frank about the church and say what direction you think it should go.

    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 17th May 2019
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (19 May)

    … is the Fifth Sunday of Easter.

    The gospel reading today takes back to the event to the Last Supper. Judas has now left the room to do his worst and Jesus speaks prophetically and mystically about his future absence and presence. This will come into clearer focus as we move towards the Ascension and Pentecost.

    This Week

    Tuesday:

    3.45pm Children’s Choir in church

    Thursday:

    There is no A Capella Music Group because the church is in use all day as a polling station.

    10.10am Confirmation Mass in Hampden Gurney School. Please pray for the 10 children and six adults who are being confirmed.

    Congratulations

    … to Evan Williams who won the BAFTA last week in the Current Affairs category for his programme Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches) shown on Channel 4. Evan was the speaker at one of the dinners last year and showed some excerpts from the programme. It was a powerful and humbling experience. Those who have no voice need people like Evan to reveal their plight.

    Looking Ahead

    The next Community Dinner will be Tuesday 4 June. The speaker will be Thomas Vester Africa’s story told in different way; catering by the Marriott Hotel. £25 per head including wine. Please let me know if you will be coming by Friday 24 May.

    It should be a fascinating evening. Thomas says: ‘A bit by coincidence, I have spent most of my adult life working with Africa. I would like to share the Africa’s story and prospects through a different lens compared to the one general media will provide you with. 15 years of travelling the continent shall also allow for one or two anecdotes that will make you scratch your head.’

    National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk on Monday 27 May. There is a coach from All Saints Margaret St that leaves at 7.30am and gets back in the evening. I’ll be going so if you would like to go as well please let me know.

    Westminster Ecumenical Pentecost Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Sunday 9 June 2019, 6.30pm. The service includes Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir and the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields reflecting on Pentecost through traditional choral, and gospel music. All welcome.

    Pilgrimage to Armenia in 12-21 May 2020. Price: £1675 per person in a single room. Please let me know if you might be interested.

    New Venture

    Do you want to enjoy the beauty of nature without the fuss? A member of our congregation, Nete Vester, has started a small business selling beautiful, high quality faux flowers. They are perfect if you have an inaccessible space, a remote home, if you are an allergic person or simply just want to enjoy beautiful flowers with very low maintenance. Please get in touch at hello@braveandblume.com or take a look at www.braveandblume.com if you are interested or have any questions – a 15% discount is available for the congregation with the code DISCOUNT15. A bouquet is also at display on the table by the entrance.

    The Diocese of London Looks Forward to 2030

    Capital Vision 2020 was a programme designed throughout the diocese to enable the church to be ‘Confident, Compassionate and Creative’. This is now drawing to an end and Bishop Sarah is asking the diocese to think about the decade beyond next year.

    So, the diocese has set up a listening exercise including an online survey. Please go to https://www.london.anglican.org/about/discerning-our-2030-vision/ and complete it. You aren’t asked to give any specific personal details and it’s an opportunity to be frank about the church and say what direction you think it should go.

    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 10th May 2019
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (12 May)

    … is the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

    The gospel reading moves away from resurrection appearances to the result of the reflection on the meaning of the resurrection in the life of the early Church. Christ as the Good Shepherd is a dominant theme picked up by St John.

    In a world where it’s easy to go astray, it’s an apt image.

    This Week

    Tuesday: Children’s Choir, 3.45pm in church.

    Friday: Hampden Gurney School Fayre, 4.00pm – 8.00pm. This is always a great event and the PTA put in an enormous amount of effort. Please support it.

    Looking Ahead

    There will be an election on Thursday 23 May so the church will be used as a polling station that day.

    The next Community Dinner will be Tuesday 4 June. The speaker will be Thomas Vester Africa’s story told in different way; catering by the Marriott Hotel. £25 per head including wine. Please let me know if you will be coming by Friday 24 May.

    It should be a fascinating evening. Thomas says: ‘A bit by coincidence, I have spent most of my adult life working with Africa. I would like to share the Africa’s story and prospects through a different lens compared to the one general media will provide you with. 15 years of travelling the continent shall also allow for one or two anecdotes that will make you scratch your head.’

    National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk on Monday 27 May. There is a coach from All Saints Margaret St that leaves at 7.30am and gets back in the evening. I’ll be going so if you would like to go as well please let me know.

    Westminster Ecumenical Pentecost Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Sunday 9 June 2019, 6.30pm. The service includes Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir and the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields reflecting on Pentecost through traditional choral, and gospel music. All welcome.

    Pilgrimage to Armenia in May 2020. Again, please let me know if you might be interested.

    New Venture

    Do you want to enjoy the beauty of nature without the fuss? A member of our congregation, Nete Vester, has started a small business selling beautiful, high quality faux flowers. They are perfect if you have an inaccessible space, a remote home, if you are an allergic person or simply just want to enjoy beautiful flowers with very low maintenance. Please get in touch at hello@braveandblume.com or take a look at www.braveandblume.com if you are interested or have any questions – a 15% discount is available for the congregation with the code DISCOUNT15. A bouquet is also at display on the table by the entrance.

    The Diocese of London Looks Forward to 2030

    Capital Vision 2020 was a programme designed throughout the diocese to enable the church to be ‘Confident, Compassionate and Creative’. This is now drawing to an end and Bishop Sarah is asking the diocese to think about the decade beyond next year.

    So, the diocese has set up a listening exercise including an online survey. Please go to https://www.london.anglican.org/about/discerning-our-2030-vision/ and complete it. You aren’t asked to give any specific personal details and it’s an opportunity to be frank about the church and say what direction you think it should go.

    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 3rd May 2019
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (5 May)

    … is the Third Sunday of Easter.

    The resurrection appearances continue with St John’s account of the miraculous draft of fish on the Sea of Tiberias.

    I’m always struck by how at the beginning of the story St Peter sounds fed up: “I’m going fishing”. So, he does. But St Peter’s ‘resurrection’ is the journey from going back to his day job to becoming an apostle – a leader of the Church which is what that amazing catch of fish is all about.

    As it’s a bank holiday weekend, a lot of people are away so although there is Sunday School for the younger children there isn’t a leader for the 8+ Group. The older children will be staying in mass and will play their part by reading and leading the intercessions.

    This Week

    Tuesday: Children’s Choir, 3.45pm in church.

    Wednesday: Informal Prayer Group with Taizé Music, 7.00pm in church.

    Looking Ahead

    If there’s an election on Thursday 23 May, the church will be used as a polling station.

    The next Community Dinner will be Tuesday 4 June. The speaker will be Thomas Vester Africa’s story told in different way; catering by the Marriott Hotel. £25 per head including wine. Please let me know if you will be coming by Friday 24 May.

    It should be a fascinating evening. Thomas says: ‘A bit by coincidence, I have spent most of my adult life working with Africa. I would like to share the Africa’s story and prospects through a different lens compared to the one general media will provide you with. 15 years of travelling the continent shall also allow for one or two anecdotes that will make you scratch your head.’

    Pilgrimage to Armenia in May 2020. Please let me know if you might be interested.

    New Venture

    Do you want to enjoy the beauty of nature without the fuss? A member of our congregation, Nete Vester has started a small business selling beautiful, high quality faux flowers. They are perfect if you have an inaccessible space, a remote home, if you are an allergic person or simply just want to enjoy beautiful flowers with very low maintenance. Please get in touch at hello@braveandblume.com or take a look at www.braveandblume.com if you are interested or have any questions. A bouquet is also at display on the table by the entrance.

    The Diocese of London Looks Forward to 2030

    Capital Vision 2020 was a programme designed throughout the diocese to enable the church to be ‘Confident, Compassionate and Creative’. This is now drawing to an end and Bishop Sarah is asking the diocese to think about the decade beyond next year.

    So, the diocese has set up a listening exercise including an online survey. Please go to https://www.london.anglican.org/about/discerning-our-2030-vision/ and complete it. You aren’t asked to give any specific personal details and it’s an opportunity to be frank about the church and say what direction you think it should go.

    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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Safeguarding

The Annunciation Marble Arch is committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

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