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

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  • Sunday 27 May 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    343 Bright the vision that delighted
    148 The God of Abraham praise
    146 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
    360 Firmly I believe and truly
    First Lesson: Isaiah 6. 1-8
    Gospel: John 3. 1-17
    Mass Setting: Missa Brevis - Grayston Ives
    Motet: Tibi laus, tibi gloria - Peter Philips
    Voluntary: Litanies - Jehan Alain

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman
    Bob Jones


    Reader
    Bob Jones


    Server

    Refreshments
    Samantha Davidson


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Julia Duhamel


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Martin Cullingford


    Children's Church Attendance
    Steve Phillips


    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 29 May 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 3 June 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    271 Alleluia, sing to Jesus
    305 Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast
    272 All for Jesus, all for Jesus
    ((if needed))
    310 We hail thy Presence glorious
    First Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11. 23-26
    Gospel: John 6. 51-58

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Fiona Milligan


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 5 June 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 10 June 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    439 Praise to the Holiest in the height
    (tune 1)
    332 All hail the power of Jesus' name
    461 There's a wideness in God's mercy
    (tune Corvedale NE Praise 700)
    480 In Christ there is no East or West
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: 2 Corinthians 4. 13 – 5.1
    Gospel: Mark 3. 20-end

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Maria Kastani


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 17 June 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    408 Love divine, all loves excelling
    ((Tune 2))
    484 The Church's one foundation
    457 The King of love my Shepherd is
    ((Tune 2))
    443 Rejoice, the Lord is King
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: 2 Corinthians 5. 6-10 & 14-17
    Gospel: Mark 4. 26-34

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Thomas Vester


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 12:30pm
    Liturgy Details

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Server

  • Sunday 24 June 2018 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    334 All people that on earth do dwell
    485 Thy hand, O God, has guided
    205 Christ is made the sure foundation
    (Westminster Abbey)
    272 All for Jesus, all for Jesus
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: 1 Peter 2. 1-10
    Gospel: John 20. 22-29

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Fiona Milligan


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

News

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  • Friday 25th May 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (27 May)

    … is Trinity Sunday. It’s the crowning Sunday that sums up the liturgical experience of the church since Advent Sunday – four weeks before last Christmas. God is revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God as Three yet One is a model of equanimity – the peace that passes all understanding. In that we have a sure foundation for human life.

    Last Week

    … saw several excitements. On Thursday there were two Confirmation services conducted by Bishop Stephen Platten – one at Hampden Gurney in the morning and the other at church in the evening. Congratulations to all who were confirmed and many thanks to the bishop who had a very busy day.

    On Friday a moving platform was brought into the church to start removing the dangerous plaster in the church. This is not a toy so please keep children at a safe distance from it.

    But the week began with great rejoicing for Gwenaelle & Marcus Durell. Margot now has a baby brother - Maxime Samuel Gabriel. Congratulations to them all.

    This Week

    … there are no A Capella Coffee or children’s choir sessions because its half term.

    Thursday 31 May, 6.30pm Corpus Christi High Mass & Procession at All Saints Margaret Street.

    Friday 1 June, 3.00pm at St Cyprian’s. Julia Duhamel and Vincent Forestier are being married. They would love it if people came and supported them on the day.

    Looking Ahead

    Wednesday 13 June 7.00pm Informal Prayer Group either at 4 Wyndham Place or at church. Please look out for details. For more information contact Vincent Forestier vforestier@gmail.com.

    Thursday 14 June, 7.30pm Community Dinner with filmmaker, Evan Williams in church.

    Resources for Parents

    Priya Dhingra’s Ed Psyche Practice is running a course in conjunction with Mrs Wordsmith on developing creative thinking and writing. For more info see https://www.mrswordsmith.com/ If you are interested or would like more information please contact office@theedpsych.com or call 078 3344 7356 (9:00 - 5:00 pm).

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

  • Saturday 19th May 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (20 May)

    … is Pentecost. 50 days following Easter the disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Having experienced the Good News of the resurrection they now knew what to do with it – pass it on!

    2000 years later the Church has an incredible history and is still going strong. It will grow even stronger if we are open to the gifts of the Spirit and play our full part not least in handing the faith on to the next generation.

    Last Week

    … I was in Italy visiting some of its most famous pilgrimage sites with a group drawn from Central London churches as well as further afield. We had a wonderful pilgrmage and I now have a stack of sermon illustrations that will keep me going for some time.

    This Week

    Tuesday 22 May

    9.30am Miles Ashdown is continuing his A Capella Coffee Mornings, 9.30am – 10.30am at church. He invites parents, carers, and friends to sing pop, rock, Motown, funk, soul, and musical theatre to come along and sing. It’s a fun, relaxing, hassle-free way to be in a choir. £8 (first session free). For more information please contact Miles milesashdown@hotmail.com.

    12.30pm Low Mass

    3.45pm Children’s choir rehearsal in church

    Thursday 24 May

    10.10am Hampden Gurney School Confirmation Mass

    7.30pm Parish Confirmation in church.

    Looking Ahead

    Friday 1 June in the afternoon at St Cyprian’s. Julia Duhamel and Vincent Forestier are being married. They would love it if people came and supported them on the day.

    Wednesday 13 June 7.00pm Informal Prayer Group either at 4 Wyndham Place or at church. Please look out for details. For more information contact Vincent Forestier vforestier@gmail.com.

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

  • Thursday 10th May 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    You’re getting this email a day earlier than usual because I go to Italy on 10 May. I’m back on the 18th. Fr Stephen is with you on Sunday. Steve Phillips is kindly opening and closing the church.

    This Sunday (13 May)

    … is the Seventh Sunday of Easter. It’s the Sunday after Ascension Day. St Luke’s Gospel and its continuing narrative in the Acts of the Apostles (‘the history book of the early church’) ‘explains’ the end of the resurrection appearances with Jesus returning from whence he came – heaven.

    All this upstairs/downstairs terminology (let alone what hellish things may be happening in the basement) sits uneasily with what we now know about the cosmos. Just as in the 19C religion was challenged by Darwin over its understanding of how old the world is, so people of faith today have to think through once again what our language means.

    Religious language is essentially poetic not literal. We deal in truths not facts. Faith inspires: it doesn’t tell. In speaking of heaven, we raise our sights in order to raise our game. Heaven is a mystery which cannot be fully described but from it flow those eternal values which give purpose and solidity to our lives now. And that’s not just a good idea. Its fully fleshed out in Jesus the Christ. Worship opens our eyes to the wonder of life and its extraordinary possibilities.

    Hopefully, camping out in the north aisle is only temporary but we will be in a state of flux for a couple of weeks at least. So please make sure that children don’t wander where they shouldn’t. Especially, please keep them with you until the end of the organ voluntary. An empty nave looks like a great playground space but its not, so please enable children to behave accordingly. Thank you.

    This Week

    Sunday 13 May, 7.15pm Marko Sever is giving an organ recital at All Saints Margaret Street.

    Tuesday 15 May, 9.30am Miles Ashdown is continuing his A Capella Coffee Mornings, 9.30am – 10.30am at church. He invites parents, carers, and friends to sing pop, rock, Motown, funk, soul, and musical theatre to come along and sing. It’s a fun, relaxing, hassle-free way to be in a choir. £8 (first session free). For more information please contact Miles milesashdown@hotmail.com.

    There is no lunchtime mass this week.

    3.45pm Children’s choir rehearsal in church as usual. Vladka Thwaites is kindly deputizing for me.

    There are no children’s Confirmation classes this week.

    Christian Aid Book Fair 19 & 20 May at St John’s Wood Church NW8 7NE

    Looking Ahead

    Thursday 24 May. Confirmation Mass at Hampden Gurney School at 10.10am and a second Confirmation Mass at church at 7.30pm. Please support the candidates in prayer and preferably with your presence.

    Friday 1 June in the afternoon. Julia Duhamel and Vincent Forestier are being married – hopefully at the Annunciation but if not, at St Cyprian’s. They would love it if people came and supported them on the day.

    Wednesday 13 June 7.00pm Informal Prayer Group either at 4 Wyndham Place or at church. Please look out for details. For more information contact Vincent Forestier vforestier@gmail.com. (Last week’s email said that it would be on Saturday 16th. That was incorrect. Thanks to everyone who spotted that.)

    Request

    Someone in the congregation is looking for a nanny. If you know of anyone looking for a post please let me know and I’ll pass your message on.

    Please remember the 23 people on the Italian pilgrimage this week. We are made up of folk from All Saints and St Cyprian’s as well as some people from Fr Michael Bowie’s previous parish in Berkhamsted.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

  • Friday 4th May 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday

    … is the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

    As I said last week, we’re back upstairs. It worked as well as possible last Sunday but please be aware of the obvious hazards. There is now an additional scaffolding tower in the nave. Please make sure that children do not try to climb on to it.

    Choice is a key word in today’s culture. Its almost become a human right. The biblical insight however is that we are not simply choosers but the chosen. In the Old Testament we see that God chose the Jews out of all the peoples of the earth. And God continues to work through the Church as the ‘New Israel’.

    To be chosen however is not to be destined for privilege. We are to be a blessing and reveal that all are chosen in love for glory.

    This Week

    Tuesday:

    9.30am Miles Ashdown is continuing his A Capella Coffee Mornings, 9.30am – 10.30am at church. He invites parents, carers, and friends to sing pop, rock, Motown, funk, soul, and musical theatre to come along and sing. It’s a fun, relaxing, hassle-free way to be in a choir. £8 (first session free). For more information please contact Miles milesashdown@hotmail.com.

    12.30pm Low mass in the baptistery at the west end of the church.

    3.45pm Children’s choir rehearsal in church.

    7.30pm Parochial Church Council meeting in church. The members of the Council are: Kevork Ashdjian, Fr Gerald Beauchamp, Quyen Chu, Martin Cullingford, David de Kervern, Vincent Forestier, Marielle Garland, Abi Goldsbrough, Maria Kastani, Luca Laino, Michael Mohammed, Gavin Monk, Niel Pama, Steve Phillips (Churchwarden), Sherry Robbins (Churchwarden), Lorraine Schmit, Enrico Tassinari, Simon Thwaites & Vladka Thwaites. If ever you have issues that you think should be discussed by the PCC please talk to anyone of us.

    Confirmation classes for children are on Wednesdays after school at Hampden Gurney and Saturdays, 2.00pm at church (but not 12 & 16 May).

    Looking Ahead

    Thursday 24 May. Confirmation Mass at Hampden Gurney School at 10.10am and a second Confirmation Mass at church at 7.30pm. There are 18 candidates in all this year – the most for many years.

    Friday 1 June in the afternoon. Julia Duhamel and Vincent Forestier are being married – hopefully at the Annunciation but if not, at St Cyprian’s. They would love it if people came and supported them on the day.

    Saturday 16 June, 7.00pm Informal Prayer Group either at 4 Wyndham Place or at church. Please look out for details. For more information contact Vincent Forestier vforestier@gmail.com.

    Update

    I was asked last week what the large brown boxes in Bryanston Street are outside the church. They are a temporary electricity substation. They were put there while the Marble Arch Tower site is redeveloped. Once they new block with flats, cinemas and retail is completed on the corner of Oxford Street and the Edgware Road it will incorporate the new substation and the brown boxes will be removed.

    The Bulletin for April is now available on the website. My apologies that it’s a week late. Many thanks to Niku and Quyen for their efforts.

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday. Fr Stephen is with us and I’ll be in Sunday School.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAnnunciation

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

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