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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  • Thursday 22 November 2018 at 10:00am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: 1 Peter 3. 15-16
    Gospel: Luke 14. 15-24

    Role People
    Clergy
  • Sunday 25 November 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    345 Christ is the King, O friends rejoice
    258 O Christ the same, through all our story's pages
    447 Sing praise to God who reigns above
    296 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor
    (tune 1)
    First Lesson: Revelation 1. 4b-8
    Gospel: John 18. 33-37
    Mass Setting: Missa Brevis - Grayston Ives
    Motet: O nata lux de lumine - Thomas Tallis
    Voluntary: Hymne d'Action de Grâce: Te Deum - Jean Langlais

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman
    Marie Sarkis El-Hage


    Reader
    Jad El-Hage


    Server

    Refreshments
    Raushan Izimova


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Nete Vester


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Niel Pama


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Thursday 29 November 2018 at 10:00am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Isaiah 52. 7-10
    Gospel: Mark 1. 1-8

    Role People
    Clergy
  • Sunday 2 December 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    9 Lo, he comes with clouds descending
    11 O come, O come Emmanuel
    7 Hills of the north, rejoice
    8 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates
    (tune 128 ii if needed)
    First Lesson: Jeremiah 33. 14-16
    Gospel: Luke 21. 25-36

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Laymon Thaung


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Thursday 6 December 2018 at 10:00am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Micah 5. 2-5
    Gospel: Luke 2. 8-20

    Role People
    Clergy
  • Friday 7 December 2018 at 18:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    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

  • Sunday 9 December 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    10 Long ago, prophets knew
    14 The advent of our God
    3 Come, thou long-expected Jesus
    (tune 2)
    7 Hills of the north, rejoice
    First Lesson: Baruch 5
    Gospel: Luke 3. 1-6

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    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

  • Monday 10 December 2018 at 19:00pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    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

  • Thursday 13 December 2018 at 10:00am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Isaiah 9. 1-2
    Gospel: Matthew 2. 1-12

    Role People
    Clergy
  • Saturday 15 December 2018 at 18:30pm
    Liturgy Details
    Worship Tag: christmas

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    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

  • Sunday 16 December 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    12 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
    ((Lent Prose - Motet))
    17 When came in flesh the incarnate Word
    5 Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding
    8 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates
    (tune 128 ii if needed)
    First Lesson: Zephaniah 3. 14-end
    Gospel: Luke 3. 7-18

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Benoit Brousson


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Fiona Milligan


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Thursday 20 December 2018 at 09:30am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Isaiah 62. 10-12
    Gospel: Luke 2. 1-7

    Role People
    Clergy

News

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  • Thursday 15th November 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    Greetings from the Baltic

    Last Monday I arrived in Estonia. Next stop: Latvia.

    1918 is significant because it marked the end of World War 1. But for the Baltic States, it saw the continuation of hostilities as they sought to become independent from German control and resist Russian influence.

    On Saturday night I will be at a concert in the opera house in Riga marking the centenary of Latvia becoming a separate nation state.

    Since 1918 the flame of independence in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia has never died although another war and subsequent Soviet domination did much to challenge it. For the past 30 years however the Baltic States have regained sovereignty and cheerfully joined the EU, the Euro zone and NATO.

    Our navy played a vital role in warding off Russian ships in 1918 & 1919 and there were British casualties. The UK also encouraged the Baltic States to join the EU in 2004. People here look on what is happening in Britain currently with incomprehension.

    This Sunday (18 November)

    The gospel continues the theme of war but this time its apocalyptic conflict – war at the end of time. For Jesus, however there is never a final destruction. Whatever the challenge, the negative should always be the prelude to a positive. It is, he says like ‘birth-pangs’.

    Heating

    The final element in the new heating is the recommissioning of radiators below the east window. These haven’t worked for years. They are meant to decrease the condensation at that end of the building so bringing them back into use should benefit the overall condition of the church.

    Because the works haven’t quite finished there will be scaffolding around the high altar on Sunday so please keep children away from this area. The sanctuary won’t be in use. Instead, Fr Stephen will say mass at the small altar in front of the screen.

    If anyone would still like to make a donation for the works, please let me know. Thank you.

    Facilities Downstairs

    The kitchen is now operational and there are two toilets. The newer one has baby-changing facilities.

    News

    I forgot to say last week that Cecilia Thorne and Wai Tang Wong were both confirmed at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 4 November by the Bishop of Willesden. That brings the total number of people confirmed this year to 20 - the largest number for many years. We wish Cecilia and Wai every blessing in their Christian life.

    This Week

    On Tuesdays the A Capella Coffee Group meets at 9.30am and the Children’s Choir at 3.45pm - both in church.

    Miles apologises that he was unwell last week and so had to cancel both sessions. An email will go out on Monday to confirm that both music groups will be going ahead.

    Coming Up

    Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 November: Westminster Inter Faith Bike Rides, both starting at 2.00pm. These are leisurely family-friendly three-mile bike rides that a e professionally marshalled going to various places of worship. For more information see cycleconfident.com/contact

    Tuesday 27 November, 7.15pm at All Saints Margaret Street Parish Room: A meeting to explore the possibility of going on a pilgrimage in May 2020. Following the success of the trip to Italy in May this year we’re thinking of doing something similar the year after next. Armenia is a frontrunner at the moment but this is only the first meeting in the planning stage so its all up for grabs. If you would like to know more but can’t come to the meeting please email me to indicate your interest. Thank you.

    Christmas Services

    Please put these dates in your diary now and do come along.

    Friday 7 December

    6.30pm Chaplaincy Among Deaf and Deaf Blind People Carol Service.

    Saturday 15 December

    6.30pm Lessons & Carols for Christmas followed by Mulled Wine & Mince Pies

    Thursday 20 December

    9.30am Hampden Gurney School Mass in Church

    6.30pm – 9.00pm Christmas Fizz Drinks Party for Adults at the Vicarage. Everyone in the congregation invited and we’ll be joined by other members of the community. Please Fr Gerald know if you are coming for catering purposes. Thank you.

    Monday 24 December Christmas Eve

    4.00pm Short Informal Crib Service for Children

    11.00pm Midnight Mass

    Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day

    10.30am Parish Mass

    Parish Brunch at the Marriott on Sunday 3 February 2019 after mass. £23 per adult. Children free, dogs welcome. This is a new venture to see if people would like to get together after mass from time to time to have brunch. We’re being offered a deal by the Marriott and they will give us reserved seating. To register your interest please let me know by Sunday 9 December if you hope to come. I’ll then book accordingly.

    The Feast of the Annunciation, Monday 25 March 2019. 7.30pm High Mass & Procession. Celebrant & Preacher: The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London. This will be a really important day in the life of the parish so please put in your 2019 diaries.

    Useful Information

    https://marble-arch.london/ lets the community know about what is going on around Marble Arch. A new page has been added entitled ‘Hidden Heroes’. Anyone you know?

    Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs) to Apply for Places at Church Schools

    If you are applying for a church primary school place to start in September 2019, I will sign SIFs in the first two weeks of January. So please email me to make an appointment.

    If you are thinking of applying to a church secondary school in future then please remember that you will be asked to provide a SIF. This will reflect recent church attendance. Church schools continue to be heavily oversubscribed. Some ask about attendance for up to the previous five years.

    Once again, I am very grateful to Gavin Monk for setting up such an excellent system which enables me to give an accurate picture when I give information to schools.

    Fr Stephen will be with you on Sunday. I return to London on 23 November.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

  • Friday 9th November 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (11 November)

    It is poignant that this Sunday marks the exact centenary since the end of World War 1. Much has been said and written about the commemoration but in the face of unspeakable slaughter there is only one fitting response. Silence.

    Heating

    The works at the east end involving scaffolding will now take place from this Tuesday and should be finished the following Friday. This is why the high altar reredos is closed and much more easily moved candlesticks are in place.

    If anyone would still like to make a donation for the works, please let me know. Thank you.

    This Week

    Saturday and Sunday are the final days of the exhibition in Portman Square showing the effect of World War 1 on Marylebone. Its open 10.00am – 4.00pm and entrance is free. Do take a look. It shows how the conflict was ‘brought home’ in so many ways.

    On Tuesdays the A Capella Coffee Group meets at 9.30am and the Children’s Choir at 3.45pm - both in church.

    Coming Up

    Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 November: Westminster Inter Faith Bike Rides, both starting at 2.00pm. These are leisurely family-friendly three-mile bike rides that a e professionally marshalled going to various places of worship. For more information see cycleconfident.com/contact

    Tuesday 27 November, 7.15pm at All Saints Margaret Street Parish Room: A meeting to explore the possibility of going on a pilgrimage in May 2020. Following the success of the trip to Italy in May this year we’re thinking of doing something similar the year after next. Armenia is a frontrunner at the moment but this is only the first meeting in the planning stage so its all up for grabs. If you would like to know more but can’t come to the meeting please email me to indicate your interest. Thank you.

    On Tuesday 13 November at 5.30pm the Christmas lights are being switched on, on the Edgware Road. From 6.00pm until 8.00pm there’s a reception to celebrate at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel.

    Christmas Services

    Please put these dates in your diary now and do come along.

    Friday 7 December

    6.30pm Chaplaincy Among Deaf and Deaf Blind People Carol Service.

    Saturday 15 December

    6.30pm Lessons & Carols for Christmas followed by Mulled Wine & Mince Pies

    Thursday 20 December

    9.30am Hampden Gurney School Mass in Church

    6.30pm – 9.00pm Christmas Fizz Drinks Party for Adults at the Vicarage. Everyone in the congregation invited and we’ll be joined by other members of the community. Please Fr Gerald know if you are coming for catering purposes. Thank you.

    Monday 24 December Christmas Eve

    4.00pm Short Informal Crib Service for Children

    11.00pm Midnight Mass

    Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day

    10.30am Parish Mass

    The Feast of the Annunciation, Monday 25 March 2019. 7.30pm High Mass & Procession. Celebrant & Preacher: The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London. This will be a really important day in the life of the parish so please put in your 2019 diaries.

    Useful Information

    https://marble-arch.london/ lets the community know about what is going on around Marble Arch. A new page has been added entitled ‘Hidden Heroes’. Anyone you know?

    Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs) to Apply for Places at Church Schools

    If you are applying for a church primary school place to start in September 2019, I will sign SIFs in the first two weeks of January. So please email me to make an appointment.

    If you are thinking of applying to a church secondary school in future then please remember that you will be asked to provide a SIF. This will reflect recent church attendance. Church schools continue to be heavily oversubscribed. Some ask about attendance for up to the previous five years.

    Once again, I am very grateful to Gavin Monk for setting up such an excellent system which enables me to give an accurate picture when I give information to schools.

    And Finally

    … if you haven’t seen this lesson in ‘try, try and try again’ then you’re in for a treat. Its suitable for children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMJK29y4OfE

    I look forward to being with you on Sunday.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

  • Friday 2nd November 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (4 November)

    I wondered if you marked Halloween. If you did then you’re tapping into an ancient tradition because in this part of the world at the end of October - with its darker nights and the ‘dying of the year’ -peoples’ minds turned to thoughts of mortality.

    When the Christianity spread into northern Europe old customs were given a new slant. No longer was death something to be feared. Death is natural because we are part of creation. We are caught up in its cycles. And beyond death is judgement and (hopefully) the gift of heaven.

    So, the Church drew people into a different paradigm.

    1 November is All Saints Day when we give thanks for all those named in the Christian calendar who have been lights in their own generations. They are examples to us all.

    2 November is All Souls Day when we remember the people whose lives have shaped our own and who have now gone to glory.

    Pagan religion was scary. The Christian faith is full of hope – a true comfort when we are bereaved.

    Because it is difficult for people to commit to marking these festivals on the actual day, the first Sunday of November is kept as All Saints’ Sunday, a time to consciously commit ourselves to being true participants in the household of God.

    Heating

    The works at the east end involving scaffolding will now take place from Monday 12 November and should be finished the following Friday.

    If anyone would still like to make a donation for the works, please let me know. Thank you.

    Coming Up

    On Tuesdays the A Capella Coffee Group meets at 9.30am and the Children’s Choir at 3.45pm - both in church.

    This week in Portman Square Gardens there’s an exhibition called Marylebone Remembered 1914-1918. Its open daily, 10.00am – 4.00pm and commemorates the centenary of the end of World War 1. Do go along. Its sure to be full of fascinating insights into this neighbourhood’s history.

    Wednesday 7 November, 7.00pm. Priya Dhingra’s Practice is running a session on understanding anxiety in young people at 23 Harcourt Street W1H 4HJ.

    Tuesday 27 November, 7.15pm at All Saints Margaret Street Parish Room: A meeting to explore the possibility of going on a pilgrimage in May 2020. Following the success of the trip to Italy in May this year we’re thinking of doing something similar the year after next. Armenia is a frontrunner at the moment but this is only the first meeting in the planning stage so its all up for grabs. If you would like to know more but can’t come to the meeting please email me to indicate your interest. Thank you.

    On Tuesday 13 November at 5.30pm the Christmas lights are being switched on, on the Edgware Road. From 6.00pm until 8.00pm there’s a reception to celebrate at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel.

    Christmas Services

    Please put these dates in your diary now and do come along.

    Friday 7 December

    6.30pm Chaplaincy Among Deaf and Deaf Blind People Carol Service.

    Saturday 15 December

    6.30pm Lessons & Carols for Christmas followed by Mulled Wine & Mince Pies

    Wednesday 20 December

    9.30am Hampden Gurney School Mass in Church

    Thursday 21 December, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

    Christmas Fizz Drinks Party for Adults at the Vicarage. Everyone in the congregation invited and we’ll be joined by other members of the community. Please Fr Gerald know if you are coming for catering purposes. Thank you.

    Monday 24 December Christmas Eve

    4.00pm Short Informal Crib Service for Children

    11.00pm Midnight Mass

    Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day

    10.30am Parish Mass

    The Feast of the Annunciation, Monday 25 March 2019. 7.30pm High Mass & Procession. Celebrant & Preacher: The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London. This will be a really important day in the life of the parish so please put in your 2019 diaries.

    Useful Information

    https://marble-arch.london/ lets the community know about what is going on around Marble Arch. A new page has been added entitled ‘Hidden Heroes’. Anyone you know?

    Church Secondary School Supplementary Information Forms

    If you are applying for a place at a church secondary school in the next academic year and you would like me to sign a form please contact me asap. I will be away and out of the country, 12 – 23 November.

    I look forward to being with you on Sunday.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annuciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

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