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  • Sunday 22 September 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    498 Son of God, eternal Saviour
    457 The King of love my Shepherd is
    ((Tune 2))
    404 Lord of our life, and God of our salvation
    394 Let all the world in every corner sing
    First Lesson: 1 Timothy 2. 1-7
    Gospel: Luke 16. 1-13
    Mass Setting: Missa Brevis - Andrea Gabrieli
    Motet: Verba mea auribus percipe - Heinrich Schütz
    Voluntary: Toccata Giocosa - William Mathias

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman
    Michael Mohammed


    Reader
    Michael Mohammed


    Server

    Refreshments
    Tahereh Shariaty


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Abi Goldsbrough


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Vladka Thwaites


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 29 September 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    478 Ye watchers and ye holy ones
    193 Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright
    343 Bright the vision that delighted
    475 Ye holy angels bright
    First Lesson: Revelation 12. 7-12
    Gospel: John 1. 47-51
    Mass Setting: Missa in Simplicitate - Jean Langlais
    Motet: Factum est silentium - Peter Philips
    Voluntary: Toccata (Symphonie V) - Charles-Marie Widor

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Tahereh Shariaty


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Freya Shankar


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Thomas Vester


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 1 October 2019 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 6 October 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    420 O Jesus, I have promised
    431 O thou who camest from above
    ((if needed))
    486 We have a gospel to proclaim
    306 Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
    First Lesson: 2 Timothy 1. 1-14
    Gospel: Luke 17. 5-10

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Tahereh Shariaty


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Laymon Thaung


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Maria Kastani


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 8 October 2019 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 13 October 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    262 We plow the fields, and scatter
    259 Come, ye thankful people, come
    264 All things bright and beautiful
    (A&M Revised 442 ii)
    261 To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise
    First Lesson: Deuteronomy 26. 1-11
    Gospel: John 6. 25 – 35

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman
    Tahereh Shariaty


    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Nete Vester


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 15 October 2019 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 20 October 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    484 The Church's one foundation
    381 Jerusalem the golden
    613 Christ triumphant, ever reigning
    55 Hail to the Lord's Anointed
    First Lesson: 2 Timothy 3. 14 - 4. 5
    Gospel: Luke 18. 1-8

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman
    Percy Smend


    Reader
    Percy Smend


    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Benjamin Bouchet-Le Bot


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

News

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  • Friday 20th September 2019
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (22 September)

    … the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.

    The gospel is one of the most difficult parables to preach on. It’s about a dishonest steward who gets caught and then uses people to save his neck. At its heart the story is about priorities. More of that on Sunday.

    As part of the preparations for a new chapter in using the church more creatively and for the fundraising, the Parochial Church Council is asking people to fill out a questionnaire. We’ll be carrying out this exercise on Sunday and the two following.

    Congratulations

    … to Hassan Damluji on the publication of his book The Responsible Globalist: What Citizens of the World Can Learn from Nationalism by Penguin. It was launched last Monday at the LSE and is available at all good bookshops as well as Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0241355095/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DkYlDb35G294F

    Children in Church

    Please make sure that children don’t run around in the sanctuary after mass. With steps and sharp angles, the area isn’t safe for them. Also, please clear up after your children. When I came back from St Cyprian’s last Sunday the church wasn’t looking at its best!

    With increasing issues around food allergies please don’t bring food to church if you can help it. If you do need to bring food then ensure that it is as allergy-neutral as possible. Especially, do not bring nuts to church. This is particularly important in using the downstairs space which is shared with the Bryanston Nursery.

    Booking the Church

    The Annunciation is used for a variety of events. If you think that there may be something suitable that you would like to see in church, please let me know.

    This Week

    Children’s Choir: Tuesday after school at Hampden Gurney. If you would like your child to join the choir, please contact me.

    Looking Ahead

    Thursday 10 October, 2.00pm is ‘SilverSunday’ at the Carisbrooke Hall in the Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour Street W2. This is an initiative organized by the Marble Arch BID Community Team and is aimed at the over ‘60s who might enjoy card games and the like, as well as tea & cake and the chance to make new friends. Numbers are limited so if you would like to go please contact community@marble-arch.london / 020 3145 1210.


    Sunday 13 October. Harvest Thanksgiving Mass with the Children’s Choir.

    Saturday 19 October is the Westminster Abbey Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor. It’s a wonderful day at the Abbey with several beautiful and moving services as well as a variety of events – some especially for children. For more information see https://www.westminster-abbey.org/abbey-events/special-tours-and-events/2019/october/edwardtide-pilgrimage

    Saturday 2 November, 2.00pm. Memorial Service for Priya Dhingra RIP. If you are coming please let me know as there will be a reception following and it would be good to know of the numbers expected.

    Sunday 10 November, 7.00pm Concert in church with the American pianist and composer Burnett Thompson (http://www.pianojazz.com/history.htm / http://www.pianojazz.com/reformation.htm). Entrance £10 on the door (cash only please) and donations towards wine afterwards.

    Wednesday 20 November, 7.30pm Community Dinner in church. Speaker: Paul Gibson (HG Parent). Catering by the Marriot Hotel. Tickets: £25. Please let me know if you are coming and tell me whether you would like the vegetarian or meat option.

    Friday 6 December, 6.30pm Chaplaincy Among Deaf and Deaf Blind People Carol Service

    Wednesday 11 December, 6.00pm – 9.00pm Vicarage Prosecco Party

    Saturday 14 December, 6.30pm Lessons & Carols for Christmas

    Supplementry Information Forms for Admission to Church Schools

    If you are hoping that your child be offered a place at a church school nursery or reception class in September next year, then I sign these forms after Christmas and into the New Year. The deadline for admissions in Westminster is 15 January.

    If you are applying for a place in a church secondary school then the deadline varies from school to school. I’m happy to see parents who would like me to sign these forms on an ad hoc basis at any time during the autumn.

    Because school forms are such a live issue it is very important that you register your child each Sunday. As it says on the mass sheet: attendance cannot be registered retrospectively.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

  • Friday 13th September 2019
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (15 September)

    … the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. The gospel relates that favourite parable of the Lost Sheep whose meaning is reinforced by a similar parable about a lost coin.

    Loss is an experience common to all of us. We lose things. We feel the loss of people or relationships keenly. In the complexity of modern life, we can be at a loss.

    When we’re bereft we can easily give way to despair. A relationship with the living God is a source of hope.

    In the Church’s calendar of saints, 15 September is the Feast of St Cyprian so I will be at my other church (St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate) on Sunday. The Revd Clare Dowding (Rector of St Paul’s Rossmore Road) is kindly standing in for me. Do make her welcome.

    Gavin Monk will be making the announcements at the beginning of mass so please listen up.

    Congratulations

    … to Olly Robbins on being awarded a knighthood and being appointed to Goldman Sachs.

    Children in Church

    It was wonderful to see so many children in church last Sunday. During the summer we were very thin on the ground. But I’m concerned that if the children run around too much after mass there may be an accident. This is especially true in the sanctuary where steps and sharp objects could lead to grief. So, please do not let your children play in this area. Thank you.

    Booking the Church

    The Annunciation is increasingly being used for a wide variety of events. So, if you think that there may be something suitable that you would like to see in church, please let me know.

    This Week

    Children’s Choir: Tuesday after school in Hampden Gurney. If you would like your child to join the choir, please talk to me.

    Parochial Church Council: Tuesday, 7.30pm in church.

    Looking Ahead

    Sunday 13 October. Harvest Thanksgiving Mass with the Children’s Choir

    Wednesday 20 November, 7.30pm Community Dinner in church. Speaker: Paul Gibson (HG Parent)

    Friday 6 December, 6.30pm Chaplaincy Among Deaf and Deaf Blind People Carol Service

    Wednesday 11 December, 6.00pm – 9.00pm Vicarage Prosecco Party

    Saturday 14 December, 6.30pm Lessons & Carols for Christmas

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

  • Friday 6th September 2019
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (8 September)

    We have a break in the sequence of Sundays after Trinity because the church calendar celebrates the birthday (‘nativity’) of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 8 September.

    We have to own up and say that no one knows on which day Mary was born. But in the complex development of its tradition the church celebrates not just the end of the lives of key figures in the drama of salvation such as Mary and John the Baptist but their genesis as well. The conception of Mary is celebrated on 8 December. So, her birth is honoured on 8 September.

    In Western Europe, the major feast of Mary is her Assumption into Heaven on 15 August but as most of the congregation is away on holiday then, this is our chance to celebrate Mary’s entry into the world.

    It was her unequivocal ‘yes’ to God’s invitation to be the Mother of the Saviour that altered history forever and gave us our sense of hope. The world may always be passing away but our final home is not on earth but is bound up with the life of God himself. ‘Heaven’ is our final destination.

    We also have the added bonus on Sunday of baptizing Florence Earle during the mass. Rupert and Jean invite us to join them for a drink in the north aisle to celebrate.

    Booking the Church

    The Annunciation is increasingly being used for a wide variety of events. So, if you think that there may be something suitable that you would like to see in church, please let me know.

    Two New Posts Being Offered

    The parish is Looking for a Part-Time Administrator and a Part-Time Youth & Children’s Worker. Please let me know if you would like the details or know of someone who may be interested.

    Both posts are being advertised on the Diocese of London website.

    Looking Ahead

    The Children’s Choir begins again on Tuesday. The rehearsals are being held in Hampden Gurney School. We will continue with an early rehearsal on the Sundays that the children sing at mass for children who can’t come on Tuesdays but would still like to be part of the choir. So, if you would like your child to join or have any questions or ideas about children and music please let me know.

    The A Capella Coffee Group on Thursdays won’t be continuing after all. Miles D’Cruz has a new part-time post in a secondary school so he can’t continue with the group. If you have time during the day and would like to be part of an activity that could take place in church, again please let me know. Thank you.

    ‘The Quality of Mercy’ is the title of a lecture series being given in St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square during the autumn starting on Wednesday 11 September. Speakers and participants are drawn from a wide range of well-known people from within the Church and the arts including the actors Juliet Stephenson and Simon Russell Beale. There are fliers at the back of the church and there’s more information at www.smitf.org .

    ‘Christians In Media’ is to host a first annual church service. The Bishop-Designate of Dover Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin and the Rt Rev Dr Graham Tomlin, the Bishop of Kensington, will be taking part in the first ever service for Christians working in the media industry on Thursday 10 October at All Souls, Langham Place. Doors open at 6.15pm with refreshments and canapés upon arrival. The service will begin at 7pm and is expected to end no later than 8.30pm. Tea, coffee will be served after the service finishes. The service is a free event and registration is open now via Eventbrite to RSVP.

    Recommended TV

    Over the summer I watched the BBC series ‘Sacred Wonders’. It’s a fascinating portrayal of places of worship from all over the world and of all faiths. It shows both the differences and more importantly, the similarities between religions. All the faiths celebrate the presence of the divine and bind people together to form community. The resulting traditions are rich, deep and spectacular. Do watch it on the iPlayer if you haven’t seen it.

    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.

    And finally

    … for anyone who has ever had a nasty moment with their mobile:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQXrYzJs8xA

    Who says that saviours don’t exist?!

    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

You can also obtain more information from Childline: 0800 1111
and Westminster City Council (Safeguarding children & Safeguarding vulnerable individuals)