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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  • Sunday 26 June 2022 at 10:30am
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  • Monday 27 June 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Tuesday 28 June 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 7:00pm
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  • Thursday 30 June 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Friday 1 July 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Sunday 3 July 2022 at 10:30am
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  • Monday 4 July 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Tuesday 5 July 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Wednesday 6 July 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Wednesday 6 July 2022 at 7:00pm
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  • Thursday 7 July 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Friday 8 July 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Sunday 10 July 2022 at 10:30am
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  • Monday 11 July 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Tuesday 12 July 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Wednesday 13 July 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Wednesday 13 July 2022 at 7:00pm
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  • Thursday 14 July 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Friday 15 July 2022 at 12:30pm
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  • Sunday 17 July 2022 at 10:30am
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News

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  • Thursday 23rd June 2022
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    Sunday 26th June…

    is a special day for us. We celebrate our “Feast of Dedication”.

    That phrase may be a little unfamiliar. It means we’ll be celebrating that our building was consecrated on the 24th June 1914. It was thereby set aside for sacred worship, dedicated to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    We should be deeply grateful for the generosity and labours of our forebears, because they built the most beautiful church in Christendom – at least in my opinion!

    It is therefore good to set aside this Sunday to give thanks to God for our church, and for his faithfulness to all those who have gathered in it through the course of the generations.

    Sung Mass, with Sunday School, begins at 10.30am.

    Fr Lincoln

    CONFIRMATION SERVICE

    It was a tremendous morning in school today, as Bishop Sarah confirmed seven children at our school Mass. Our chapel was decorated with flowers and lit up by candles. The choir sang so sweetly, as Mrs Chua played the piano. And so it was a beautiful setting for Diana, Gudryn, Iona, Jasper, Leonardo, Mirei, and Theo to step forward in faith – and then receive holy communion. How wonderful! Let’s keep the children in our prayers. And congratulations to them all! And thank you to everyone at the school for helping to make it such a great event.

    BISHOP SARAH VISITING: MONDAY 27TH JUNE, 12.30PM

    Bishop Sarah is touring the Marylebone Deanery on Monday 27th June. She will be visiting various churches, schools, and charities. We're delighted she will preside at our 12.30 Said Mass that day. If you're in the area or taking a lunch break, do come and join us!

    CHURCH PICNIC: SUNDAY JULY 3RD AFTER MASS

    We’re planning a church “bring-your-own-picnic” in Portman Square after Mass on Sunday 3rd July (weather permitting!). It will be a lovely occasion for all the family!

    APOSTOLATE OF PRAYER

    Please Pray For:

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

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

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

    Year’s mind: Alan Newham, David Richards, Margaret Archer, Ralph Barnes, Dennis Horden, Eveline English, Norah Hudson, Winifred Alder, Kathleen Simpson, Leigh Mellor, Joaness Abraham, Arthur Golightly

  • Thursday 16th June 2022
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 19th June…

    is the First Sunday after Trinity. We now enter a long stretch of the church’s calendar. It will run through until the end of November. This period is often called Ordinary Time.

    “Ordinary” might make us think of the humdrum or run-of-the-mill. And the coming months certainly aren’t a “season” (like Advent and Christmas that will follow when it ends). But the “ordinary” in Ordinary Time is in fact about order.

    “Ordinary Time” signifies how all time is ordered towards the incarnate Son of God. He is the Beginning and End of all things, the meaning of existence, the ultimate purpose of all history – including our very own lives. So let us gather to praise Jesus!

    Sung Mass, with Sunday School, begins at 10.30am.

    Fr Lincoln


    DRINKS AT THE VICARAGE: FRIDAY 17TH JUNE 7.30PM

    Fr Lincoln and Tereza are looking forward to hosting drinks at the vicarage on Friday evening. Thank you to everyone who RSVP’d to confirm they’re coming. It promises to be a lovely evening.

    CONFIRMATION SERVICE: THURSDAY 23RD JUNE, 10AM

    Do please pray for the seven candidates who will be confirmed by Bishop Sarah, the Lord Bishop of London, at a special service at Hampden Gurney School next Thursday. Pray for God's blessing on Diana, Gudryn, Iona, Jasper, Leonardo, Mirei, and Theo.

    BISHOP SARAH VISITING: MONDAY 27TH JUNE, 12.30PM

    Bishop Sarah is touring the Marylebone Deanery on Monday 27th June. She will be visiting various churches, schools, and charities. We're delighted she will preside at our 12.30 Said Mass that day. If you're in the area or taking a lunch break, do come and join us!

    CHURCH PICNIC: SUNDAY JULY 3RD AFTER MASS

    We’re planning a church picnic in Portman Square after Mass on Sunday 3rd July (weather permitting!). Do save the date. It will be a lovely occasion for all the family!

    HAMPDEN GURNEY: HOMES FOR UKRAINE SPONSOR NEEDED

    We are delighted that our parish school has admitted a Ukrainian child to the Year 2 Class. He has come to London with his sister, while their parents remain in Ukraine. While we hope the situation there will improve, the school wants to help them seek a Sponsor for their mother to join them in London for the start of school in September 2022. Essentially the family would need a room for the mother and her youngest child, preferably within easy reach of Hampden Gurney primary school. If you or someone you know would like to help, please contact the school office direct: admin@hampdengurney.co.uk, tel 020 7723 7482.

    There is more information about Sponsorship here:

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-sponsor-guidance

    APOSTOLATE OF PRAYER

    Please Pray For

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

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

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

    Year’s mind: Alan Newham, David Richards, Margaret Archer, Ralph Barnes, Dennis Horden, Eveline English, Norah Hudson, Winifred Alder, Kathleen Simpson, Leigh Mellor, Joaness Abraham, Arthur Golightly

  • Thursday 9th June 2022
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 12th June…

    is Trinity Sunday. We will gather to celebrate the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, pondering the eternal fellowship of the Three, who – as the Preface at Mass puts it – are: “three Persons equal in majesty, undivided in splendour, yet one God ever to be worshipped and adored.”

    Our sung Mass, with Sunday School, begins at 10.30am. And I am delighted that Lucy Bush will be preaching for us.

    Fr Lincoln

    CONGRATULATIONS: BABY LUCA!

    We were delighted to hear Charlotte’s baby was born last week – Luca, a little brother for Noah. Many congratulations to all the family, and let’s pray for Luca with thanksgiving and joy! Thanks be to God!

    NEW: CLOSING HYMN AT MASS

    We are introducing a closing hymn at Mass on Sunday (instead of an organ voluntary), so do please check the service sheet (or hymn boards) for the hymn numbers. And let’s sing God’s praise!

    8+ AGE GROUP AT SUNDAY SCHOOL: JASMINE’S AWAY!

    With Jasmine away this week, our older age group will be staying upstairs throughout Mass this Sunday. There’s lots of things they can do to help, including helping serve at the altar or at the welcome desk. Do drop Fr Lincoln an email in advance if you want to help. The rest of Sunday School will be running as normal.

    ORGAN RECITAL

    We're delighted our Director of Music, Christopher Saward, will be offering a short organ recital straight after our refreshments on Sunday. The recital will begin around 12 noon after coffee, cakes, and conversation, and last around 15 minutes for those who would like to stay and listen. It should be a real treat for us all! Two pieces are to be played:

    Répons pour le temps de Pâques - Jeanne Demessieux;

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor (S. 565) - J.S. Bach.

    HAMPDEN GURNEY: HOMES FOR UKRAINE SPONSOR NEEDED

    We are delighted that our parish school has admitted a Ukrainian child to the Year 2 Class. He has come to London with his sister, while their parents remain in Ukraine. While we hope the situation there will improve, the school wants to help them seek a Sponsor for their mother to join them in London for the start of school in September 2022. Essentially the family would need a room for the mother and her youngest child, preferably within easy reach of Hampden Gurney primary school. If you or someone you know would like to help, please contact the school office direct: admin@hampdengurney.co.uk, tel 020 7723 7482.

    There is more information about Sponsorship here:

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-sponsor-guidance

    BISHOP SARAH VISITING: MONDAY 27TH JUNE, 12.30PM

    The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Lord Bishop of London, is touring the Marylebone Deanery on Monday 27th June. She will be visiting various churches, schools, and charities. We're therefore delighted the Bishop has agreed to preside at our 12.30 Said Mass. If you're in the area or taking a lunch break, do come and join us!

    RESCHEDULED CONFIRMATION CLASS

    With Year 6 away on the the school trip till Monday, our final Confirmation Class has been rescheduled to Monday 20thJune, 3.30-4.30. Do please keep the seven children in your prayers as they explore the faith together, and let’s all pray that Year 6 has a great time away.

    APOSTOLATE OF PRAYER

    Please Pray For:

    Living with cancer - Chantil, Melissa, Norman, Chrisanthy, Mahilini, Angelos

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

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

    Year’s mind – Stephen Galea, Simon Anderson, Margaret Clarabutt, Anthony Chard, Peter Baylis, Ali­­ce Zelasko, Anna Chambers, Gertrude Ironside, Cyril Yule, Marjorie Leslie, Mabel Rainbow-Putnam, John Moore, Wally Baylis

  • Friday 3rd June 2022
    Weekly Newsletter

    Sunday 5th June…

    is the Feast of Pentecost. Our sung Mass, with Sunday School, begins at 10.30am.

    Pentecost celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the gathering of the nations into Israel’s realized hope. Scripture recounts a multitude of languages, all singing God’s praise on that glorious day. We therefore want to celebrate the international nature of our own community in a special way.

    After Mass we will have mega-refreshments, with food from the numerous countries represented in our wonderful community – or at least we hope so! It depends on everyone contributing. So please bring along some Canapé-style treats to represent your own culinary heritage, ideally with a mini-flag and a brief explanation on a card so we know what we’re eating and where it’s from? If we all join in, we’ll be able to taste the delights of every continent as we celebrate the Spirit’s work in every nation.

    Of course, it is also the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, so bells will be ringing, prayers ascending, and the national anthem sung. A great day is in store!

    Fr Lincoln

    BRING FOOD TO MASS THIS SUNDAY

    This Sunday do bring some tasty treats to represent your own culinary heritage, ideally with a mini-flag and a brief explanation on a card so we know what we’re eating and where it’s from! Sweet or savoury. (See above for the rationale)

    WELCOME LUCY

    Lucy Bush is training for the priesthood at Trinity College, Bristol. As part of her training Lucy is spending a month with us at the Annunciation. This Sunday is her first with us. Let’s give her a warm welcome!

    CONFIRMATION CLASS

    Our penultimate Confirmation Class will be on Monday 6th June, 3.30-4.30 at Hampden Gurney, our parish school. Do please keep the seven children in your prayers as they explore the faith together.

    FRIDAY 17TH JUNE: DRINKS AT THE VICARAGE

    Fr Lincoln and Tereza are hosting an informal evening, giving us a chance to meet fellow members of the community over drinks at the vicarage. If you would like to come along, do email Fr Lincoln to book a place as numbers will need to be capped. Friday 17th June, 7.30pm. Please RSVP.

    APOSTOLATE OF PRAYER

    Living with cancer - Chantil, Melissa, Norman, Chrisanthy, Mahilini, Angelos

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

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

    Year’s mind – Lydia Ranvaud, Edith Harris, Ellen Ashley

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Events

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  • Sunday 3rd July 2022   12:00pm-1:00am
    Parish Picnic
    Join us for our Sung Mass, followed by a picnic in Portman Square - weather permitting. Bring your own food, drink, and blanket!

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)