A welcoming and international community centred around a devotional life rich in worship, prayer and music
Welcome to The Annunciation

Parish Mass takes place at The Annunciation on Sundays at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend. The church is also usually open Monday to Friday from 9am-1pm for private prayer. Midweek services are listed here as well, but do please check the latest newsletter to see if any changes have been scheduled for this current week.

Sunday: Sung Mass 10.30am

Monday: Said Mass 8.30am

Tuesday: Said Mass 12.30pm

Wednesday: Said Mass 12.30pm and 7pm Prayers Online

Thursday: Said Mass 12.30pm

Friday: Said Mass 8.30am

Do please note that social distancing measures are currently in place and so face coverings will need to be worn (unless you are exempt). Unfortunately, there will also be no Sunday School provision until further notice because of Covid restrictions, but young people are especially welcome at our Sung Mass on Sundays (and "Church Attendance" will be taken).

Services

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  • Sunday 16 May 2021
    Liturgy Details
    Introit: O Rex Gloriae - Luca Marenzio
    First Lesson: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
    Gospel: John 17:6-19
    Mass Setting: Missa Brevis (1640) - Claudio Monteverdi
    Motet: Offertory: Ascendens Christus in altum - T.L. de Victoria, Communion: Ascendit Deus - Peter Philips
    Voluntary: Transports de Joie (L'Ascension) - Olivier Messiaen

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Lincoln Harvey
     
    Sidesman
    Bob Jones


    Reader
    Bob Jones


    Server
    Joshua Chua


    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

    Keyholder

  • Monday 17 May 2021

    8.30am

    Liturgy Details
    Worship Tag: easter

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Lincoln Harvey
     
    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

  • Tuesday 18 May 2021

    12.30pm

    Liturgy Details
    Worship Tag: easter

    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

    Keyholder

  • Wednesday 19 May 2021

    12.30pm

    Liturgy Details
    Worship Tag: easter

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Lincoln Harvey
     
    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

  • Thursday 20 May 2021

    12.30pm

    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Lincoln Harvey
     
    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

  • Friday 21 May 2021

    8.30am

    Liturgy Details
    Worship Tag: easter

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Lincoln Harvey
     
    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

  • Sunday 23 May 2021
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Lincoln Harvey
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

    Keyholder

  • Sunday 30 May 2021
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Lincoln Harvey
     
    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

  • Sunday 6 June 2021
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Lincoln Harvey
     
    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

  • Sunday 13 June 2021
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Lincoln Harvey
     
    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

News

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  • Funding News: Culture Recovery Fund

    We were thrilled to hear we have received funding thanks to the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund so that we can continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture! All are welcome to Parish Mass on Sundays at 10.30am where the service is sung by members of our fine choir. We are also currently finalising plans to have the church more open on a regular basis - watch this space!

  • Friday 14th May 2021
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 16 May… is the Seventh Sunday of Easter. We therefore occupy a space in the Christian calendar between the Ascension of our Lord and the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost. Sunday is therefore a day marked by joy, in that we celebrate how the Ascended Christ – who once was dead, but now lives with death behind him – continues to pray to our Father that we may be Comforted. The Spirit of Freedom is sent to us from that eternal realm. We are therefore never alone, but in the company of the God of the Gospel.

    With all that in mind, the reality of joyful freedom, genuine confidence, and patient expectancy will define the week that’s ahead. And not just liturgically. Monday marks the next step in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. On Monday, many of our neighbours in the hospitality industry will reopen their doors at long last. We must therefore pray for all our local hotels, restaurants, cafes, and pubs - and especially all the people who work there - in the hope that this step towards freedom goes well and that the virus is kept at bay.

    Our church also takes a next step this week. With the restrictions easing, we will be reopening the doors of our beautiful church during the week. We are aiming to unlock the splendour of our sacred space each morning, enabling visitors to sit in silent wonder, say a prayer or two, or light a candle as they encounter the Risen Christ who dwells with us here in the Tabernacle. Do please say a pray for all those who will wander in and those who will pass by. And do take a look at the new midweek services, with the times listed below. The hope is that our building becomes a sanctuary of peace and comfort once more. May the Spirit use its beauty to point us all to the Ascended Christ.

    Fr Lincoln

    (e) lincoln.harvey@gmail.com

    (t) 020 7723 0516

    NEWS

    Funding News: Culture Recovery Fund:

    We were delighted to receive funding from the "Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage". The Culture Recovery Fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England, using funds provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It is designed to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across England from the economic impact of COVID-19. We are very grateful for their support.

    As this indicates, our church depends on a spirit of financial generosity to sustain it. We are immensely grateful to all of you for your contributions to the life of our church. There are many ways to donate financially to our life together, details of which can be found on the parish website. We are part of the “Parish Giving Scheme,” for example, which "is an established service for managing Direct Debit donations, designed to support churches to fund their mission and ministry. It reduces the burden of work on church volunteers and provides a simple and secure service to donors." You can see details here: https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/find-your-parish/marble-arch-the-annunciation-marble-arch/

    MIDWEEK SERVICES

    Monday: 8.30am Said Mass

    Tuesday: 12.30pm Said Mass

    Wednesday: 12.30pm Said Mass and 7pm Prayers Online

    Thursday: 12.30pm Said Mass

    Friday: 8.30am Said Mass

    EVENTS

    Annual Parochial Church Meeting: Sunday 23rd May after Mass

    The APCM provides us with an opportunity to look back on the activities of the past year (2020), as well as to look ahead now that Fr Lincoln has arrived. All are very welcome to attend, but only those on our Electoral Roll may vote on any matters arising.

    AND PLEASE PRAY FOR....

    Those living with Cancer: Ruth, Anna, Melissa, Winston, Norman, Chrisanthy, Brian, Silvia

    Other medical issues: Michael, Helena (and Katherine & Anna, her carers), Rodney, Alan Older Age Robert & Nita, Goli, Eleni, Jeff, Albertina, Jaqueline, Mary

    Year’s Mind: Gordon Thwaites, Maud Bennett, Alexander Lawson (Pr), Beatrice Kerridge, Frank Biggart (Pr), Betty Moore, Maisy Lewis, Agnes Snefford, Barbara Somerville, Doris Shepheard, Sally Hart, Dorothy Ramsay

  • Friday 7th May 2021
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 9 May…

    is the Sixth Sunday of Easter, and so we gather together to worship the Risen Lord Jesus. He once was dead, but now lives with death behind him. He is thereby utterly free to draw each one of us into our Father’s eternal embrace by the Spirit. That means we can live joyfully in the knowledge that death is not the final word. Jesus is. And that news should astound us. So let us meet to celebrate the astonishing news that Jesus of Nazareth is Risen. Alleluia!

    Of course, Sunday is also my first Mass at the Annunciation. I am truly delighted to be your new priest, and count it an honour to serve this wonderful community. My Collation on Tuesday evening was a delightful occasion, in which our covered faces – and the necessities of social distancing – couldn’t mask the heartfelt joy we all felt as Bishop Sarah launched this new chapter in our church’s life. And there are so many people for me to thank. In fact, this newsletter could easily turn into a newsbook, because everyone has made me and my family feel so welcome as we adjust to our new life. We are eternally grateful to you all – and to God! – for your generosity, kindness, patience, and care as we settle in. You have made us feel loved. So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

    Our Gospel reading this week gives voice to what me and my family have already experienced this week. The Annunciation is to be a community that is defined as an expression of love by being centred on Love himself. May it continue to be so, and may God bless you this week as you share the good news that Jesus is Lord, in word and in deed.

    Fr Lincoln

    (e) lincoln.harvey@gmail.com

    (t) 020 7723 0516

    Forthcoming Services:

    Parish Mass: Sunday 10.30am.

    Prayer group: Wednesday 7pm (on Zoom).

    PRAYERS:

    Living with cancer: Ruth, Anna, Melissa, Winston, Norman, Chrisanthy, Brian and Silvia.

    Other medical issues: Michael, Helena (and Katherine & Anna, her carers), Rodney, Alan.

    Older age: Robert & Nita, Goli, Eleni, Jeff, Albertina, Jaqueline and Mary.

    Year's mind: Margaret Mills, Reginald Smith, Violet Wadeson, Olive Leslie, Jean Ward, Simeon Balaga, William Martin, Michael Burgess (Pr), Elsie Lancaster, Anthony OSB, May Shurvell.

    Events:

    The APCM will be held after Mass on Sunday 23rd May, 2021

    The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) provides us with an opportunity to look back on the activities of thepast year (2020), as well as to look ahead now that Fr Lincoln has arrived. We will be covering a range of issues, including receiving annual reports on our accounts, building fabric, and activities of the parish generally. All are very welcome to attend, but only those on our Electoral Roll may vote on any matters arising.

  • Friday 7th May 2021
    Announcement – New Vicar of The Annunciation

    We are delighted to announce that The Revd Dr Lincoln Harvey has been appointed as our next Vicar and will take up his post after Easter.

    Lincoln brings so much to us: He is a theologian who has been teaching the faith to children and adults for nearly twenty years, as well as being a published author and experienced public speaker. He is a man of prayer, having served in a Franciscan religious order before being ordained in 2010 and is very much at home in our catholic traditions. He is also a skilled leader, having helped to set up and run thriving institutions and participating in strategic groups within the Diocese. And he is a local man, living for many years in the West End, and helping on his family’s fruit stall and then fabric shop in Berwick Street Market when growing up. We are therefore confident that Lincoln is a priest who will come among us as someone who prays and serves and understands us, and who will invite us to join him in following Jesus and proclaiming the good news of the gospel. We believe that we will all, young and old alike, quickly come to know him as a friend.

    Lincoln’s ministry has been primarily focussed on St Mellitus College, one of the largest theological colleges in the UK, where he has helped to train women and men for ministry and mission, including the priesthood. Lincoln served his own curacy at St John-at-Hackney with the now Bishop of Edmonton, whilst also studying theology at King’s College London and teaching at St Augustine’s College of Theology. He then served as Associate Priest at St Andrew’s Fulham Fields, and is currently based at St Cuthbert’s Philbeach Gardens in Earl’s Court. It should also be noted that he has a season ticket at the Arsenal.

    Lincoln is married to Tereza, who works in children services for a local authority. They have four children, all girls (and, in addition, one dog and a cat).

    Of his appointment Lincoln says: “I am absolutely delighted to have been called to serve the people of The Annunciation, and am very excited about the future that now beckons. Despite the challenges we all face during this pandemic, it is a genuine joy to begin to imagine what God is actively calling us to be and do in this remarkable part of town. I can’t wait to start getting to know everyone. I am already praying for you, and ask that you all keep me and my family in your prayers as well.”

    Please join us as we pray for Lincoln, Tereza and their family as they prepare to move to The Annunciation. We look forward to welcoming them in April.


    From Helen and Steve
    Churchwardens

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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)