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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  • Sunday 17 December 2017 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: Isaiah 61. 1-4 & 8 - end
    Gospel: John 1. 6-8 & 19-28
    Mass Setting: Missa Brevis - G.P. da Palestrina
    Motet: Orietur stella - Jacob Handl
    Voluntary: Wachet Auf - Flor Peeters

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman
    Andreas Lind


    Reader
    Andreas Lind


    Server

    Refreshments
    Megumi Fuku


    Sunday School Session Leader
    (Olu)Funke Ajenifuja


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Maria Kastani


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 19 December 2017 at 12:30pm
    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

  • Wednesday 20 December 2017 at 09:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Worship Tag: christmas

    Role People
    Clergy
  • Sunday 24 December 2017 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Worship Tag: christmas
    Hymns:
    186 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
    (if needed)
    185 Sing we of the Blessed Mother
    387 Jesus, good above all other
    6 Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
    (if needed)
    First Lesson: 2 Samuel 7. 1-11 & 16
    Gospel: Luke 1. 26-38

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Megumi Fuku


    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 24 December 2017 at 16:00pm
    Liturgy Details
    Worship Tag: christmas

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Megumi Fuku


    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 24 December 2017 at 23:00pm
    Liturgy Details
    Worship Tag: christmas
    Hymns:
    26 Hark, the herald angels sing
    19 Come, thou Redeemer of the earth
    28 In the bleak midwinter
    30 O come, all ye faithful
    First Lesson: Isaiah 52. 7-10
    Gospel: John 1. 1-14

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman
    David De Kervern


    Reader
    David De Kervern


    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

  • Monday 25 December 2017 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Worship Tag: christmas
    Hymns:
    30 O come, all ye faithful
    32 O little town of Bethlehem
    22 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
    21 A great and mighty wonder
    First Lesson: Isaiah 9. 2-7
    Gospel: Luke 2. 1-14

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson


    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 31 December 2017 at 10:30am

    Deaf Chaplaincy

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    36 The first Nowell the angel did say
    40 What child is this, who, laid to rest
    39 Unto us a boy is born
    42 While shepherds watched their flocks by night
    First Lesson: Galatians 4. 4-7
    Gospel: Luke 2. 15-21

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Tassinari


    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

  • Tuesday 2 January 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 7 January 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Isaiah 60. 1-6
    Gospel: Matthew 2. 1-12

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson
    Megumi Fuku


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Abi Goldsbrough


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 9 January 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 14 January 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Revelation 5. 1-10
    Gospel: John 1. 43-end

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Laure Boizard


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 16 January 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

News

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  • Friday 8th December 2017
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    Apologies

    First of all, I’m sorry that last week’s email didn’t go out on time and most people only read it this week. The weak link in the chain is that once I’ve posted it on the website I have to remember to click a box that says ‘send’. By the time I remembered, it was too late. My apologies. Brownie points to everyone who emailed me to let me know there was something wrong.

    Also, the website crashed this week for a couple of days but it’s now up and running again.

    The Parish Carol Service

    … that’s the big event on Saturday 16 December, 6.30pm so please put it in your diary and bring all and sundry with you. It’s been an interesting experience trying to get posters up. Some shops in Quebec St were happy to oblige. Many weren’t. Word has gone out however via the Portman Estate and Marble Arch Partnership amongst others so it will be interesting to see if we have a larger congregation than we’ve had before.

    This Sunday

    … is the Second Sunday of Advent. This is the Sunday that is generally given to celebrating the prophets of the Jewish tradition  - the forerunners of Jesus who voiced God’s word before the Word became flesh. What an uncomfortable crowd they were!

    Thanks

    … to Duygu Yetkincan and her group who ran the pop up shop last week. It would be interesting to know what people thought of the idea.

    The services over Christmas itself are

    Sunday 24 December, Christmas Eve

    4.00 pm      Carols Around the Crib for Young Children
    11.00 pm    Midnight Mass

    Monday 25 December, Christmas Day

    10.30 am    Parish Mass

    Supplementary Information Forms for Church Schools (SIFs)

    Applications for Nursery and Reception places in church schools have to be in by Monday 15 January 2018. I find it easiest if I sign the forms in early January. So, if you would like me to sign a form please make an appointment to see me, Tuesday 2 – 11 January (excluding Monday 8 January). Forms will be signed at church where I can refer to the attendance record on the office computer. Thank you.

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    gerald.beauch@btconnect.com
     
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation
    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

  • Friday 1st December 2017
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday

    … is Advent Sunday. This is the day on which the Church’s year begins. Look out for the Advent candles near the high altar. Each Sunday an additional candle is lit with the white one in the centre lit at Christmas.
    Over a three year cycle the gospel is taken from either Matthew, Mark or Luke. John’s Gospel ‘fills in’ and is used on some Sundays every year especially at Easter.

    This year, most of the gospel readings will come from Mark. It’s the shortest of the gospels and says nothing about the birth of Jesus and (in its original form) nothing about the resurrection either. If you read it in one sitting Mark’s Gospel comes across as a rather breathless canter around Galilee with demons scattered in all directions.

    There’s a sense of urgency in Mark. Traditionally, it was said to have been written by the John Mark who was a companion of St Paul and put together in Rome as the first persecutions of the church began. If this is so then Mark conveys the notion that life is short brilliantly.

    Life is short but can we savour it without making it even shorter by being so busy that we miss it? Perhaps we’ll have the answer by the end of next year!

    This Sunday the older children will be much in evidence – greeting, reading, leading the prayers. The children’s choir under the direction of Miles Ashdown will also be taking part. That we have a number of children who are 8+ gives the lie to the rumour that people only come to the Annunciation to get their children into a church school. We’re about a lot more than that!

    Help Needed Please

    Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help with refreshments but we could do with a few more especially from newer folk so please let me know if I can pass on your name to Annie Ee who coordinates what happens after mass.

    After Mass Today

    There will be a pop up shop. Duygu Ntagkala (a friend of Duygu Yetkincan) introduces Kokori:

    Kokori is a fresh, contemporary, online girl’s clothing boutique for 3-12 year olds, created by Duygu Ntagkala (a friend of Duygu Yetkincan).
    Duygu designs every item herself and only uses premium quality fabrics. Her aim is to offer luxury garments at affordable prices, produced with fair-trade conditions. Kokori is getting ready to launch its Spring/Summer 2018 collection in January and Duygu is generously creating a pop-up stand in our church with her 2017 collection to help raise money for the boiler appeal. (To see the collection please visit: https://kokori.co.uk/shop/ )
    ·         Items are already at greatly reduced prices, and an extra 10% discount will be applied for this Annunciation event. A fixed amount of money from each sold item will be donated to the church. (£5 from every jacket, dress, shorts and skirt sold; £3 from every blouse sold)
    ·         For those who'd prefer to shop online a Voucher Code has been created as well. This code provides 10% discount for the online shoppers and again the same amount of money will be donated over each sold item. (Delivery is not included) The code is THEANNUNCIATION and valid between 16th November and 5th December. Please feel free to share the related code with friends & families and/or on social media when convenient. The more the merrier for the appeal :)
    The garments are timeless and sophisticated. For those who likes shopping out of season for a great bargain, or for those who are going on a winter sun holiday please mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3rd! Pop-up store will take place at our church right after the service. Complementary snacks and tea/coffee will be available as usual.
    Please note that only cash payments will be accepted today.

    Chaplaincy Among Deaf & Deaf Blind People Carol Service on Friday 8 December, 6.30 pm. Please put this date in your diary and come if you can. It’s one of the most moving annual events that happen in church. As in previous years Christopher will be organizing scratch choir from the congregation. Please volunteer if you can. This is one of those occasions when it’s all about quantity not quality!

    The parish Christmas services are:

    Saturday 16 December
    6.30 pm                Carol Service

    Sunday 24 December Christmas Eve  
    4.00 pm                Carols Around the Crib for Young Children
    11.00 pm             Midnight Mass
    Monday 25 December, Christmas Day
    10.30 am               Parish Mass

    Supplementary Information Forms for Church Schools (SIFs).
    Applications for Nursery and Reception places in church schools have to be in by Monday 15 January 2018. I find it easiest if I sign the forms in early January. So, if you would like me to sign a form please make an appointment to see me, Tuesday 2 – 11 January (excluding Monday 8 January). Forms will be signed at church where I can refer to the attendance record on the office computer. Thank you.

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald
    gerald.beauch@btconnect.com
     
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation
    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

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