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 16 December 2018 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: Zephaniah 3. 14-end
    Gospel: Luke 3. 7-18
    Mass Setting: Communion Service in G - Charles Hutchings
    Motet: Canite tuba in Zion - G.P. da Palestrina
    Voluntary: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (S. 661) - J.S. Bach

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Stephen Flatt
     
    Sidesman
    Bob Jones


    Reader
    Bob Jones


    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Benoit Brousson


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Fiona Milligan


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Thursday 20 December 2018 at 09:30am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Isaiah 62. 10-12
    Gospel: Luke 2. 1-7

    Role People
    Clergy
  • Sunday 23 December 2018 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: Micah 5. 2-5a
    Gospel: Luke 1. 39-45
    Mass Setting: Missa "O Magnum Mysterium" - T.L. de Victoria
    Motet: Alma Redemptoris mater - Orlandus Lassus
    Voluntary: Wachet Auf (S.645) - J.S. Bach

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    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

  • Monday 24 December 2018 at 16:00pm
    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

  • Monday 24 December 2018 at 23:00pm
    Liturgy Details
    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; 2. 5-12
    Gospel: John 1. 1-14

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    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

  • Tuesday 25 December 2018 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
    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

    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 30 December 2018 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: Colossians 3. 12-17
    Gospel: Luke 2. 41-end

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp & Members of the Chaplainc
     
    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

  • Sunday 6 January 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Isaiah 60.1-6
    Gospel: Matthew 2. 1-12

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    Abi Goldsbrough


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Vladka Thwaites


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 13 January 2019 at 10:30am
    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Acts 8. 14-17
    Gospel: Luke 3. 15-17 & 21-22

    Role People
    Clergy
     
    Sidesman

    Reader

    Server

    Refreshments

    Sunday School Session Leader
    (Olu)Funke Ajenifuja


    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 14th December 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (16 December)

    … is the Third Sunday of Advent.

    It’s one of only two in the year when the liturgical colour is rose pink. The other is the Fourth Sunday of Lent. The colour indicates a relaxing in the middle of a penitential season from the more sombre colour purple.

    Following the pattern of thinking about Christ’s forerunners on the Sundays in Advent, the third Sunday puts St John the Baptist centre stage.

    He’s a deeply unsettling character – austere, uncompromising, fearless. Such people are hard to be around but the world needs more people like him.

    John wasn’t provocative for the sake of it. He was outspoken for the Kingdom. He wasn’t pushing people away. He was drawing them in through the waters of new life.

    News

    It was a special day on Thursday for Fr Barrie Newton. He has been a good friend to Hampden Gurney School for many years. It was his 80th birthday and he celebrated the school mass. Each class made him cards and he was presented with a cake and a gift from the staff. I’ve known Fr Barrie for over 30 years and amazingly, he’s hardly changed!

    Fr Stephen’s last Sunday will be 6 January. I hope that if you are not still away before the beginning of the new school term you will come to mass that Sunday to say ‘good-bye’ to him. Please pray for the appointment of his successor.

    Informal Prayer Group

    … meets at the vicarage on Tuesday 18 December, 7.00pm. Need a prayerful space in the midst of the mayhem? Then please come and seek that ‘peace which passes all understanding’.

    Christmas Services

    Saturday 15 December

    6.30pm Lessons & Carols for Christmas followed by Mulled Wine & Refreshments

    Thursday 20 December

    9.30am Hampden Gurney School Mass in Church

    6.30pm – 9.00pm Christmas Fizz Drinks Party for Adults at the Vicarage. Everyone in the congregation invited and we’ll be joined by other members of the community. Please Fr Gerald know if you are coming for catering purposes. Thank you.

    Monday 24 December Christmas Eve

    4.00pm Short Informal Crib Service for Children

    11.00pm Midnight Mass

    Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day

    10.30am Parish Mass

    Next Year & Beyond

    The Children’s Choir begins again on Tuesday 15 January.

    Parish Brunch at the Marriott on Sunday 3 February 2019 after mass. £23 per adult. Children free, dogs welcome. This is a new venture to see if people would like to get together after mass from time to time to have brunch. We’re being offered a deal by the Marriott and they will give us reserved seating. To register your interest please let me know by Sunday 9 December if you hope to come. I’ll then book accordingly.

    The next Community Dinner will be on Tuesday 11 February, 7.30pm in church. The speakers will be Percy Smend and his father who is coming over from Germany. The Smend family actively opposed the rise of fascism in the 1930s. It will be fascinating to hear their story. Please put the date in your diary. Details nearer the time about the caterer and cost.

    The Feast of the Annunciation, Monday 25 March 2019. 7.30pm High Mass & Procession. Celebrant & Preacher: The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London. This will be a really important day in the life of the parish so please put in your 2019 diaries.

    Pilgrimage to Armenia in May 2020. Please let me know if you might be interested.

    Fr Stephen will be with you on Sunday and I’ll be at St Cyprian’s. So, if I don’t see you before, I hope that you have a very Happy Christmas.

    Yours in Christ

    Fr Gerald

    vicar.annunciationmarblearch@gmail.com

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

    http://www.annunciationmarblearch.org.uk

  • Friday 7th December 2018
    Fr Gerald's Weekly Email

    This Sunday (9 December)

    … is the Second Sunday of Advent.

    When I was young, the four Sundays of Advent were regarded as opportunities for preaching on ‘the Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell’. Although we recognize our mortality these themes don’t chime with a culture that has been celebrating the festive season since the end of November.

    More recently, if we’re looking for themes in the run up to Christmas, the Church emphasizes Christ’s forerunners: The Patriarchs & Matriarchs, the Prophets, St John the Baptist and the Blessed Virgin Mary. These are all people who heard the word of the Lord and put it into action. They did so at some if not great personal cost yet they did it because they knew that life was not all about them. It was about more: a vision of creation renewed.

    So, this Sunday we think about prophecy. Prophecy isn’t crystal ball gazing but reading the times through the lens of faith. Our values give us voice. Is the world in which we live, just? Does it enable everyone to flourish? If not, how are we going to change it? The prophets knew that they don’t just live for themselves but have a responsibility for something greater.

    I should have said last week that as we begin a new Church’s year, we also begin a new cycle of mass readings. This year we will hear most often from St Luke on Sunday mornings.

    St Luke has a lot of unique details: the visit by the shepherds to the new-born Christ, the parable of the Prodigal Son and the Sermon on the Plain with its ‘woes’ for the rich and powerful. So, this year we’ll be circling round the theme of wealth and poverty in its many guises. These affect us all.

    News

    Fr Stephen’s last Sunday will be 6 January. I hope that if you are not still away before the beginning of the new school term you will come to mass that Sunday to say ‘good-bye’ to him. Please pray for the appointment of his successor.

    Informal Prayer Group

    … meets at the vicarage on Tuesday 18 December, 7.00pm. Need a prayerful space in the midst of the mayhem? Then please come and seek that ‘peace which passes all understanding’.

    Christmas Services

    Saturday 15 December

    6.30pm Lessons & Carols for Christmas followed by Mulled Wine & Mince Pies

    Thursday 20 December

    9.30am Hampden Gurney School Mass in Church

    6.30pm – 9.00pm Christmas Fizz Drinks Party for Adults at the Vicarage. Everyone in the congregation invited and we’ll be joined by other members of the community. Please Fr Gerald know if you are coming for catering purposes. Thank you.

    Monday 24 December Christmas Eve

    4.00pm Short Informal Crib Service for Children

    11.00pm Midnight Mass

    Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day

    10.30am Parish Mass

    Next Year & Beyond

    The Children’s Choir begins again on Tuesday 15 January.

    Parish Brunch at the Marriott on Sunday 3 February 2019 after mass. £23 per adult. Children free, dogs welcome. This is a new venture to see if people would like to get together after mass from time to time to have brunch. We’re being offered a deal by the Marriott and they will give us reserved seating. To register your interest please let me know by Sunday 9 December if you hope to come. I’ll then book accordingly.

    The Feast of the Annunciation, Monday 25 March 2019. 7.30pm High Mass & Procession. Celebrant & Preacher: The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London. This will be a really important day in the life of the parish so please put in your 2019 diaries.

    Pilgrimage to Armenia in May 2020. Please let me know if you might be interested.

    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

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