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  • Sunday 8 December 2019 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: Isaiah 11. 1-10
    Gospel: Matthew 3.1-12
    Mass Setting: Missa Brevis - G.P. da Palestrina
    Motet: Canite tuba in Zion - G.P. da Palestrina
    Voluntary: Wachet Auf (S.645) - J.S. Bach

    Role People
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    Sidesman
    Muminur Choudhury


    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Nete Vester


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Jennifer (Jenny) Milligan


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 12:30pm
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  • Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 18:30pm
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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

  • Saturday 14 December 2019 at 18:30pm
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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

  • Sunday 15 December 2019 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 35. 1-10
    Gospel: Matthew 11. 2-11
    Mass Setting: Missa Brevis in D minor (K. 65) - W.A. Mozart
    Motet: Orietur stella - Jacob Handl
    Voluntary: Sonata no. 5 in C (1st movt) - J.S. Bach

    Role People
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    Sidesman
    Michael Mohammed


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    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Laure Boizard


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Rebecca Sebastian


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 17 December 2019 at 12:30pm
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  • Sunday 22 December 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    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: Isaiah 7. 10-16
    Gospel: Matthew 1. 18-25
    Mass Setting: Missa "Dixit Maria" - Hans Leo Hassler
    Motet: Salve Regina - Francis Poulenc
    Voluntary: Trio on 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' - J.S. Bach

    Role People
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    Sidesman
    Simon Templeton


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    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Ee (Tassinari)


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Lisa Shaforotsova


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 24 December 2019 at 12:30pm
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  • Tuesday 24 December 2019 at 16:00pm
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    Worship Tag: christmas

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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

  • Tuesday 24 December 2019 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
    Second Lesson: Hebrews 1. 1-4
    Gospel: John 1. 1-14

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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

  • Wednesday 25 December 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    30 O come, all ye faithful
    32 O little town of Bethlehem
    22 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
    35 Silent night! Holy night!

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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

  • Sunday 29 December 2019 at 10:30am
    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: Isaiah 63. 7-9
    Gospel: Matthew 2. 13-23

    Role People
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    Sidesman
    Bob Jones


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    Sunday School Session Leader
    Mony Lim


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 5 January 2020 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    47 As with gladness men of old
    (verses 1, 3 & 5 only)
    36 The first Nowell the angel did say
    52 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
    50 From the eastern mountains
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: Isaiah 60. 1-6
    Gospel: Matthew 2. 1-12

    Role People
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    Sidesman
    Helen White


    Reader

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    Sunday School Session Leader
    Christina Botelho


    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 6th December 2019
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    Today (7 December)

    10.00am – Noon: Bryanston Nursery Craft Fair. Proceeds to the Great Ormond St Hospital and the London Food Bank. And it really is today!

    Sunday (8 December)

    … is the Second Sunday of Advent.

    The word ‘Advent’ comes from the Latin meaning ‘coming towards’. The season is multi-layered as Fr Alan said in his sermon last Sunday. We’re thinking about Christ’s birth, his second coming to judge the world and the way in which he comes to us day by day touching our lives with grace and truth.

    The Second Sunday of Advent encourages us to think about the prophets – those who heard the word of God and not only kept it but shared it. Being a prophet is an uncomfortable vocation. They don’t get much thanks and they’re often regraded as a threat. No wonder their end is often a troubled one.

    We’re all called to be prophets: telling truth to power. The world would be a better place if prophets were heeded.

    Thank you

    … to everyone who contributed towards a gift for Fr Alan last Sunday.

    And a big ‘thank you’ to those who supported the Carol Service with Deaf & Deaf Blind People. Christopher and the hearing choir did a great job, and Vladka and her team of helpers put on a wonderful spread afterwards. Rev Catherine Carlyon and her community expressed their deep gratitude for the way in which the Annunciation makes them welcome.

    The Hard Rock Hotel kindly let people with mobility issues use their facilities because the Annunciation doesn’t have a wheelchair accessible toilet. They were used last night which indicates that this is a project that the church needs to take forward.

    New Fire Alarm

    The bad news is that it went off at the end of mass last week. The good news is that it wasn’t a fault on the system but a misunderstanding about how to turn it off before mass. So, I’ve sent new instructions to the sidesmen. These are on notices on the control panel. So, everything crossed for this Sunday!

    This Week

    Wednesday 11 December, 6.00pm – 9.00pm Vicarage Prosecco Party. Please let me know if you will be coming.

    Saturday 14 December, 6.30pm Lessons & Carols for Christmas

    Looking Ahead

    Sunday 26 January 2020. Fr Gerald’s Farewell Sunday. Mass followed by lunch. For more information please contact Vladka Thwaites. If you need her email address, please ask me for it.

    General Election

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a statement and made a video about the election next month. Please see https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/time-leave-our-echo-chambers-and-listen-others-say-archbishops-general

    Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs) for Admission to Church Schools

    Please email me if you would like to make a time.

    When you come please make sure that you have signed the parts of the forms for parents and carers already. Thank you.

    Parish Profile

    This will inform the search for a new vicar so if you have anything that you think should be included please talk to Steve Phillips. If you would like to have his email address please let me know.

    Vicarage Contents

    On retirement I will be spending a few weeks clearing out the vicarage. I’ll be keeping the pictures and personal effects but selling most of the furniture and things like kitchen equipment. Please let me know if there’s anything that you may be interested in buying.

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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    Parish Office Manager: Jasmine Cullingford jasmine.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

    Booking the Church: bookings.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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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)