Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch, London

A welcoming and international community centred around a devotional life rich in worship, prayer and music
 
 

Sunday & Holy Day Mass

Jesus offered only two commands in his ministry that apply to all people. The first is the command to love: to love God, to love our neighbour and to love ourselves. The second given at his Last Supper was to repeat what he did: to take bread and wine as indicative of his body - his life and way of living.

The mass is made up of two parts. The first is the Liturgy of the Word. This is similar to the synagogue services with which Jesus as a Jew would have been familiar. There are prayers, scriptural readings and a sermon.

The second part is the Liturgy of the Sacrament. Bread and wine is offered, blessed and shared. The mass is the touchstone of our faith and a means of grace. By receiving his body we become his body, the church. At the end of mass we are sent into the world to do what he did. A prayer by the 16C Spanish nun St Theresa of Avila sums it up like this.

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.

Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

In the catholic tradition we believe that mystery is an essential element of the practice of our faith. We cannot express in words all that we believe. So ritual and music are essential to the mass.

 
 

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  • Sunday 26 May 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 26th May 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    352 Crown him with many crowns
    116 O praise our great and gracious Lord
    117 The day of Resurrection
    296 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor
    (tune 1)
    First Lesson: Acts 16. 9-15
    Gospel: John 14. 23-29
    Mass Setting: Communion Service in G - Charles Hutchings
    Motet: We have heard with our ears - Herbert Howells
    Voluntary: Saraband for the Morning of Easter - Herbert Howells

    Role People
    Clergy
    Fr Gerald Beauchamp
     
    Sidesman
    Michael Mohammed


    Reader
    Michael Mohammed


    Server

    Refreshments
    Annie Ee (Tassinari)


    Sunday School Session Leader
    Laymon Thaung


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Children Stay in Church


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator
    Sherry Robbins


    Sunday School Music
    Steve Phillips


    Children's Church Attendance
    Gavin Monk


    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 2 June 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    128 Eternal Monarch, King most high
    (tune 2)
    130 Hail the day that sees him rise
    134 The head that once was crowned with thorns
    135 The Lord ascendeth up on high
    First Lesson: Acts 16. 16-34
    Gospel: John 17. 20 - end

    Role People
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    Sidesman
    Helen White


    Reader
    Helen White


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    Refreshments
    Annie Ee (Tassinari)


    Sunday School Session Leader

    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Thomas Vester


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

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    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 9 June 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 9th June 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    139 Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
    142 Sing to him in whom creation
    421 O King enthroned on high
    137 Come down, O Love divine
    First Lesson: Acts 2. 1-21
    Gospel: John 14. 8-17 & 25-27

    Role People
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    Sidesman
    Muminur Choudhury


    Reader
    Muminur Choudhury


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    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

  • Sunday 16 June 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 16th June 2019 at 10:30

    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: Romans 5. 1-5
    Gospel: John 16. 12-15

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    Sunday School Session Leader
    Priya Dhingra


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Rebecca Sebastian


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

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    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 23 June 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 10:30

    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: Ephesians 2. 19-end
    Gospel: John 2. 13-22

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    Sunday School Session Leader
    Laure Boizard


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Margaret Gold


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 30 June 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 30th June 2019 at 10:30

    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: Galatians 5.1 & 13-25
    Gospel: Luke 9. 51-62

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    Sunday School Session Leader
    Ginta Kibirkste


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Maria Kastani


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 7 July 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 7th July 2019 at 10:30

    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: Galatians 6. 7-16
    Gospel: Luke 10. 1-11 & 16-20

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    Sunday School Session Leader
    Priya Dhingra


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Vladka Thwaites


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 14 July 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 14th July 2019 at 10:30

    Children's Choir

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    339 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
    626 Amazing grace! how sweet the sound
    ( NEP)
    376 I heard the voice of Jesus say
    456 Teach me, my God and King
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: Colossians 1. 1-14
    Gospel: Luke 10. 25-37

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    Sunday School Session Leader
    Wai Gar Tang


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 21 July 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 21st July 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    239 Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy
    415 O for a thousand tongues to sing
    ((tune 1))
    388 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
    431 O thou who camest from above
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: Colossians 1. 15-28
    Gospel: Luke 10. 38 - 42

    Role People
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    Sunday School Session Leader
    Julia Duhamel


    Sunday School 8+ Leader
    Fiona Milligan


    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 28 July 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 28th July 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    470 To the Name of our salvation
    64 Be thou my guardian and my guide
    ((if needed))
    420 O Jesus, I have promised
    486 We have a gospel to proclaim
    First Lesson: Colossians 2. 6-15
    Gospel: Luke 11. 1-13

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    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

  • Sunday 4 August 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 4th August 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    338 At the Name of Jesus
    393 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
    361 Forth in the peace of Christ we go
    363 Glory in the highest to the God of heaven
    First Lesson: Colossians 3. 1-11
    Gospel: Luke 12. 13-21

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    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

  • Sunday 11 August 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 11th August 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    336 Angel voices ever singing
    333 All my hope on God is founded
    463 Thine for ever! God of love
    (if needed)
    431 O thou who camest from above
    ((if needed))
    First Lesson: Hebrews 11. 1-3, 8-16
    Gospel: Luke 12. 32-40

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    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

  • Sunday 18 August 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 18th August 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    374 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
    137 Come down, O Love divine
    310 We hail thy Presence glorious
    368 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
    First Lesson: Hebrews 11. 29 - 12. 2
    Gospel: Luke 12. 49-56

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    Sunday School Session Leader
    Julia Duhamel


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 25 August 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 25th August 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    Hymns:
    478 Ye watchers and ye holy ones
    104 At the Lamb's high feast we sing
    466 Thou, whose almighty word
    385 Jesu, the very thought of thee
    First Lesson: Hebrews 12. 18-29
    Gospel: Luke 13. 10-17

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    Sunday School Session Leader
    Freya Shankar


    Sunday School 8+ Leader

    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

    Sunday School Tables Volunteer

    Clearing up

  • Sunday 1 September 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 1st September 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Hebrews 13. 1-8 & 15-16
    Gospel: Luke 14. 7-14

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    Sunday School Session Leader

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    Clearing up

  • Sunday 8 September 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 8th September 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Galatians 4. 4-7
    Gospel: Luke 1. 46-55

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    Sunday School Session Leader

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    Clearing up

  • Sunday 15 September 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 15th September 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: 1 Timothy 1. 12-17
    Gospel: Luke 15. 1-10

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    Sunday School Session Leader

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  • Sunday 22 September 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: 1 Timothy 2. 1-7
    Gospel: Luke 16. 1-13

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    Sunday School Session Leader

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    Clearing up

  • Sunday 29 September 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 29th September 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Revelation 12. 7-12
    Gospel: John 1. 47-51

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    Sunday School Session Leader

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  • Sunday 6 October 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 6th October 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: 2 Timothy 1. 1-14
    Gospel: Luke 17. 5-10

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    Sunday School Session Leader

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  • Sunday 13 October 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 13th October 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Deuteronomy 26. 1-11
    Gospel: John 6. 25 – 35

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    Sunday School Session Leader

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    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

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    Children's Church Attendance

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    Clearing up

  • Sunday 20 October 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 20th October 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: 2 Timothy 3. 14 - 4. 5
    Gospel: Luke 18. 1-8

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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 27 October 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 27th October 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: 2 Timothy 4. 6-8 & 16-18
    Gospel: Luke 18. 9-14

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    Sunday School Session Leader

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    Sunday School Crafts Coordinator

    Sunday School Music

    Children's Church Attendance

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    Clearing up

  • Sunday 3 November 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 3rd November 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Ephesians 1.11-23
    Gospel: Luke 6. 20-31

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    Sunday School Session Leader

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  • Sunday 10 November 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 10th November 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Job 19. 23-27a
    Gospel: Luke 20. 27-38

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    Sunday School Session Leader

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  • Sunday 17 November 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 17th November 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: 2 Thessalonians 3. 6-13
    Gospel: Luke 21. 5-19

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    Sunday School Session Leader

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  • Sunday 24 November 2019 at 10:30am

    Sunday 24th November 2019 at 10:30

    Liturgy Details
    First Lesson: Colossians 1. 11-20
    Gospel: Luke 23. 33-43

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