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. Midweek services are listed here as well, with Mass usually said at 12.30pm each day during the week. Details for the coming week are posted below. The church is also usually open Monday to Friday from 11am-3pm for private prayer.

Do please take a look at the various pages on this website to discover more about the life of our church and sign up for our weekly newsletter for all the latest information about events. And if you need to speak with our priest about anything, do please contact Fr Lincoln by pressing this link. Thank you.

Services

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  • Monday 25 October 2021 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

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  • Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 12:30pm
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    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

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  • Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

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  • Thursday 28 October 2021 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

    Reader

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    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

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  • Friday 29 October 2021 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

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  • Sunday 31 October 2021 at 10:30am
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    Introit: Missa "O Quam Gloriosum" - T.L. de Victoria
    Hymns:
    476 Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim
    441 Pray that Jerusalem may have
    Mass Setting: Verba mea auribus percipe - Heinrich Schütz
    Motet: Subdue us by thy goodness - J.S. Bach
    Voluntary: Placare Christe Servulis - Marcel Dupré

    Role People
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    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

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  • Monday 1 November 2021 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

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  • Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 12:30pm
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    Sidesman

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    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

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  • Wednesday 3 November 2021 at 12:30pm
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    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

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  • Thursday 4 November 2021 at 12:30pm
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    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

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  • Friday 5 November 2021 at 12:30pm
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    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 7 November 2021 at 10:30am
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    Role People
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    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 14 November 2021 at 10:30am
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    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

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News

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  • Thursday 21st October 2021
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 24th October…

    is Last Sunday after Trinity. It means we’ll now turn towards Advent over the coming weeks and there beyond, Christmas. There’s lots of exciting things on our horizon, with carols, cribs, and Christmas events galore. But these all lie in the future.

    But never forget: This Sunday we will again embrace the furthest future, the very End of time, by participation in the Feast of the Resurrected Jesus Christ. Some people wrongly assume that the Eucharist is old fashioned, even out of date in our contemporary culture. But each Mass is the most futuristic thing on earth. As Rowan Williams once said, each Eucharist is the beginning of the end of the world.

    Come and encounter Jesus in the blessed sacrament this Sunday. We launch at 10.30am.

    Fr Lincoln

    BAPTISM OF AURELIA

    We’re delighted that Aurelia will be baptised this Sunday. It is wonderful that our baptistry is in such regular use, that God is calling his people to new life in Christ. The service will take place at 2pm, outside of Mass, but do please pray for Aurelia, Caterina, Cecil, and Aurelia’s godparents over the coming days – and beyond. We are called to support those God adds to our number. And maybe you’re reading this and considering baptism for yourself or your child? Do speak to Fr Lincoln if you are. The more the merrier!

    CONGRATULATIONS

    We were delighted to hear of the birth of Maia Damluji this week, a baby sister for Rafi. Congratulations to Anna and Hassan. Let’s all pray for God’s blessing on the Damlujis at this precious time!

    SUNDAY SCHOOL

    Our Sunday School will be taking place during Mass again on Sunday. Fr Lincoln enjoyed his time with everyone last week and is looking forward to joining in the fun again in the coming months. Do please arrive in good time, ensure children are registered, and volunteer to help the leadership team if needed. And once the children are settled in, do please return upstairs for the remainder of Mass. Thank you!

    SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES: MIDWEEK MASS AND OPENING TIMES

    Our doors will again be open 11am-3pm Monday-Friday during half-term. Thursday 28th is also the Feast of St Simon and St Jude, the Apostles. Mass will be said at 12.30pm. Do join our midweek congregation for this special service, which will last about 20-25 minutes. And remember Mass is said each day during the week. Why not choose a day and make it part of your weekly routine? It is a sacred space, an oasis of peace, and an opportunity to meet quietly with the Lord.

    ALL SAINTS DAY AND ALL SOULS DAY

    We are entering a time where the church celebrates the faithful departed, those who have witnessed to the grace of God in Jesus Christ. The coming weeks will therefore include All Saints Day on Monday 1st November and All Souls’ Day on Tuesday 2nd November.

    All Souls’ is a special occasion when the church remembers those who have died, a holy day which is set aside for the commemoration of the faithful departed. Fr Lincoln will therefore be praying for our departed loved ones at the 12.30pm Mass in Our Lady Chapel. If there’s someone dear to you who you would like to be included in these prayers, do please either add their name to the book that can be found in Our Lady Chapel or instead email Fr Lincoln in advance so that he can add them. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace and rise in glory.

    PASTORAL SUPPORT

    Do contact Fr Lincoln if you need any pastoral support over the coming week. If you’ve recently moved, you might want your new home blessed. If you’re exploring the Christian faith, you might want to discuss it. If you’re sick, you might want to receive anointing with oil. Or you may carry a burden and need to make your confession. Whatever your circumstances, do get in touch if you have a pastoral need.

    GENEROUS GIVING

    We depend on everyone’s generosity. The church is a charity, with no funding beyond that which we can raise for ourselves. And our astonishing Grade II* building remains on the at-risk register, requiring constant remedial work to keep it open. Therefore please consider whether you can donate to the running costs of our church and our ministry in the local community. If so, please make use of the “Parish Giving Scheme” to support the work of our church if possible, as this scheme reduces our administrative burden whilst enabling us to receive Gift Aid payments straight away. Please look at their website and give as generously as you can so that we can respond to God’s call to reach out and serve the people of our neighbourhood and maintain our wonderful building. We depend on your generosity!

    https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/find-your-parish/marble-arch-the-annunciation-marble-arch/

    AND FINALLY, PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE....

    Living with cancer: Chantil, Melissa, Norman, Chrisanthy, Brian, Mahilini, Onnig, Angelos

    Other medical issues: Winston, Michael, Helena (and Katherine & Anna), Rodney, Marielle, Natalie, Joyce, Antonis

    Older age: Robert & Nita, Goli, Eleni, Jeff, Albertina

    Recently departed: Mary Webster, Ruth, Elsie, Sam

    Year’s mind: Victor Bushara, Harvi Vawanrav, John Ramsay, Eric Seaman, Graham Hoare, Tony Mortiboy, John Coomey, Michael Tapper, Bernard Eccot, Rosamund Hughes

  • Thursday 14th October 2021
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 17th October…

    is 20th Sunday after Trinity. And what a joyful occasion awaits: our angel-backed choir and thundering organ, clouds of incense and glorious bright vestments, all set within our astonishing candlelit building – and most importantly of all, the tangible presence of our Lord with us. Mass begins at 10.30am.

    There are many good things going on in church of late. For example, our weekly Bible Study has been a genuine joy, with a group of us prayerfully reading St Paul’s letter to the Colossians. However, the recent return of Sunday School remains the highlight. And it has been such a success that I want to join in with the fun.

    As a result, I am delighted Fr Simon Cuff will be visiting us this Sunday. Fr Simon will preach and preside at our Sung Mass, allowing me to venture downstairs to join Sunday School.

    Fr Simon has been based at St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate in recent years, so is well known in our neighbourhood. He’s also been teaching political theology at St Mellitus College, whilst being a Fellow at the Centre for Theology and Communityand involved in Migrants Organise and the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility. Most exciting of all, he’s about to become the Vicar of St Peter’s De Beauvoir Town, West Hackney. It will therefore be great to have Fr Simon with us on Sunday before he packs his bags and heads east.

    Fr Lincoln

    ST LUKE THE EVANGLIST: MIDWEEK MASS AND OPENING TIMES

    Monday 18th is the Feast of St Luke the Evangelist. Mass will be said at 12.30pm. Do join our midweek congregation for this special service. Mass is said each day at 12.30pm in the Lady Chapel. This is always a short service, lasting about 20-25 minutes, so it’s ideal for those on a lunch break who will value some peace. And, as usual, the Annunciation’s doors will also be open 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.

    PCC MEETING: TUESDAY 19th OCTOBER, 7.30PM

    Our Parochial Church Council (PCC) meets on Tuesday 19th October, at 7.30pm. The meeting will be held in the church. If there’s anything you think the PCC should be considering (aside from its normal business) do let Fr Lincoln know in advance.

    PASTORAL SUPPORT

    Do contact Fr Lincoln if you need any pastoral support over the coming week. If you’ve recently moved, you might want your new home blessed. If you’re exploring the Christian faith, you might want to discuss it. If you’re sick, you might want to receive anointing with oil. Or you may carry a burden and need to make your confession. Whatever your circumstances, do get in touch if you have a pastoral need.

    THE ANNUNCATION AT WORK

    Our varied occupations take us far and wide into different sectors of society, and even on to different continents (although many of us will still be working from home). It’s therefore encouraging to know that we pray for everyone in their work during the week, as well as those of us at school. We entrust all our endeavours to the Lord, and ask that we may all witness to him in word and deed. But if there’s something specific happening at work that requires prayer, do let Fr Lincoln know - in confidence - so that he can pray for you in the quiet of Our Lady Chapel.

    GENEROUS GIVING

    We depend on everyone’s generosity. The church is a charity, with no funding beyond that which we can raise for ourselves. And our astonishing Grade II* building remains on the at-risk register, requiring constant remedial work to keep it open. Therefore please consider whether you can donate to the running costs of our church and our ministry in the local community. If so, please make use of the “Parish Giving Scheme” to support the work of our church if possible, as this scheme reduces our administrative burden whilst enabling us to receive Gift Aid payments straight away. Please look at their website and give as generously as you can so that we can respond to God’s call to reach out and serve the people of our neighbourhood and maintain our wonderful building. We depend on your generosity!

    https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/find-your-parish/marble-arch-the-annunciation-marble-arch/

    MINI GRAND PIANO

    We’re still looking for a piano! Do you know anyone who’s got an unwanted mini-grand? If so, let Fr Lincoln know because plans are afoot for a series of concerts in church!

    AND FINALLY, PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE....

    Living with cancer: Chantil, Melissa, Norman, Chrisanthy, Brian, Mahilini, Onnig, Angelos

    Other medical issues: Winston, Michael, Helena (and Katherine & Anna), Rodney, Marielle, Natalie, Joyce, Antonis

    Older age: Robert & Nita, Goli, Eleni, Jeff, Albertina

    Recently departed: Mary Webster, Ruth, Elsie, Sam

    Year’s mind: Laura Edith Ann Smith, Theodore Kastanis, Leila Phillips, John Penberthy, Elizabeth Messell, Beatrice Jones, Ferdinand Marshall Huth, William Walsh-Heffernan, Charles Thorpe, Norman Arthur Henry Somerset, Clara Packer, Richard Waters, Mary Jane Richards, Winifred Coleman, Marjorie Mercer

  • Friday 8th October 2021
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 10th October…

    is 19th Sunday after Trinity. We will again gather to break bread and to lift the cup of salvation, singing joyful hymns and listening expectantly to God’s Word. A joyful occasion awaits at The Annunciation!

    Of course, Holy Scripture will again alert us to the challenge of Christian discipleship. Jesus will call on us to give abundantly. Christians therefore remain ever vigilant to the dangers of worldly wealth. We are called to be a people of extreme generosity because abundant generosity is the heart of the living God who gives himself entirely to us in Christ.

    And that’s why it’s been so inspiring to see so much generosity in our community recently. Our Harvest donations have made their way to the good people at the Marylebone Project, and donations continue to be distributed to our new neighbours from Afghanistan. It melts the heart to see a delighted child when they receive a new scooter or a happy parent wheeling off a buggy for their baby. Knowing what our neighbours have been through back home, I am very grateful to everyone for their generosity. We are making a genuine difference in our local community.

    Of course, this note of thanksgiving could go on and on, especially celebrating the generosity of those who devote long hours in voluntary service to the church. Sunday school, PCCs, refreshments, sacristy and serving, and thankless tasks behind the scenes, and that list could go on. And of course, so many people are generous in their financial offering. It is all appreciated. Thanks be to the generous God for the generosity of the people of the Annunciation!

    Fr Lincoln

    BAPTISM OF ELENA

    We’re delighted that Elena will be baptised in our beautiful font this Sunday. It is wonderful that one of our children is taking this vital step into the heart of our church family. The service will take place at 2pm, outside of Mass, but do please pray for Elena, Piotr, Marta, and Elena’s godparents over the coming days. And maybe you’re considering baptism? Do speak to Fr Lincoln if you are. The more the merrier!

    PCC MEETING: TUESDAY 19th OCTOBER, 7.30PM

    The next meeting of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) is on Tuesday 19th October, at 7.30pm. The meeting will be held in the church, making good use of the space to ensure social distance can be maintained. Members of the PCC will soon receive an agenda via email, but if there’s anything specific you think the PCC should be considering at this meeting (aside from its normal business) then do please let Fr Lincoln know in advance.

    MINI GRAND PIANO

    Do you know anyone who’s looking to get rid of a mini grand piano? If so, let Fr Lincoln know because plans are afoot for a series of concerts in church!

    PASTORAL SUPPORT

    Do contact Fr Lincoln if you need any pastoral support over the coming week. If you’ve recently moved, you might want your new home blessed. If you’re exploring the Christian faith, you might want to discuss it. If you’re sick, you might want to receive anointing with oil. Or you may carry a burden and need to make your confession. Whatever your circumstances, do get in touch if you have a pastoral need.

    MIDWEEK MASS AND OPENING TIMES

    The Annunciation’s doors will be open 11am-3pm Monday-Friday next week. Mass is said daily at 12.30pm in the Lady Chapel. This is a short service, lasting about 20-25 minutes, so it’s ideal for those on a lunch break who will value some peace. Spread the word!

    GENEROUS GIVING

    We depend on everyone’s generosity. The church is a charity, with no funding beyond that which we can raise for ourselves. And our astonishing Grade II* building remains on the at-risk register, requiring constant remedial work to keep it open. Therefore please consider whether you can donate to the running costs of our church and our ministry in the local community. If so, please make use of the “Parish Giving Scheme” to support the work of our church if possible, as this scheme reduces our administrative burden whilst enabling us to receive Gift Aid payments straight away. Please look at their website and give as generously as you can so that we can respond to God’s call to reach out and serve the people of our neighbourhood and maintain our wonderful building. We depend on your generosity!

    https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/find-your-parish/marble-arch-the-annunciation-marble-arch/

    AND FINALLY, PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE....

    Living with Cancer: Chantil, Melissa, Norman, Chrisanthy & family, Brian, Mahilini, Onnig, and Angelos

    Other Medical Issues: Winston,Michael, Helena, Katherine and Anna, Rodney, Marielle, Joyce, Natalie and Antonis.

    Older Age: Robert & Nita, Goli, Eleni, Jeff, Albertina

    Recently Departed: Mary Webster,Ruth, Elsie, Sam

    Year’s Mind: Digby Mallaby, Cynthia Power, Rice Harris (Pr), Edward Edwards, Julia Waddell, Sarah Kent, Phyllis Ward, Edward Miller, Kenneth Barnes, Norman Leslie, Walter Bennett (Pr and Vicar of this Parish)

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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)