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Support for Kurdistan 

Two hundred people including HE Faik Nerweyi, the Ambassador of Iraq, gathered at St Marylebone Parish Church on Saturday 11th October to show their solidarity with the peoples displaced by the forces of IS. The event, which was made possible by the support of the Kurdish Regional Government Office in London was sponsored by the Kurdish Aid Foundation, a medical charity whose patron is the Rector.  

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HE Faik Nerweyi
Ambassador of Iraq
Dr Shafiq Harris
Founder of Kurdish Aid Foundation
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Arab and Kurdish Shia and Sunni leaders spoke as did representatives of the Yezidis, Turkmen, Assyrian, Chaldean, Syriac and Syrian communities. Gulan, a UK-based charity, that seeks to make people aware of Kurdish cultural traditions also supported the event and the audience watched Gwynne Roberts’ film about the displaced and terrorized Yezidi community.

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Music was provided by Peyman Haydarian and his group of musicians. On 29th November St Marylebone will host a benefit concert in aid of those people who live in camps around Shingal. 

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Sleep Out 2014 

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On Friday 10th October, Fr Edward and Devon, along with Charlotte our pastoral assistant, took part in this year's Sleep Out to raise money for the West London Day Centre.  Members of our congregation and St Marylebone School teachers were among those who took part in the event, where volunteers sleep rough for one night on the portico to raise awareness and money for those affected by homelessness.  Forty-five people took part and so far £15,000 has been raised.  Please keep the donations coming!

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Link to photographs by Andrea Liu 

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Royal Academy of Music Graduation, July 2014

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Joyce Di Donato and Sir Thomas Allen at The Royal Academy of  Music Graduation Ceremony, July 2014  

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Aled Jones honoured at St Marylebone Parish Church

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Music after Mass 2014

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Confirmation 2014  

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RAM Brass Exams - The Welsh Guards
28 May 2014
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KT Sullivan Champagne Cabaret Tea

24th May 2014

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Malek Jandali Concert for Syria Relief 

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Palm Sunday 2014

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ArtBelow: Lent 2014 Stations of the Cross Exhibition  

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See photo gallery on Flickr and Facebook

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 Sleep Out

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Fr Edward and his wife Devon joined fifty others for the inaugural Sleep Out on the Portico of St Marylebone Parish Church.  The event challenged each individual to sleep out in the street in order to raise money for the West London Day Centre. The centre provides health, housing and education services for rough sleepers in the Westminster area.  £22,000 has been raised so far. 

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Photographic Competition

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Winning photograph from the 2013 A Day in the Life of St Marylebone Photographic competition. It is by Colin Best and entitled All are welcome! 

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New Assistant Curate

The Revd Edward Thornley, Assistant Curate in the Dereham Team Ministry in the Diocese of Norfolk has been appointed Assistant Curate of St Marylebone with Holy Trinity, St Marylebone in the Diocese of London, with special responsibility as Chaplain of the St Marylebone Church of England School and as Chaplain of The Royal Academy of Music. Fr Edward will commence his duties on 1 September 2013. We look forward to welcoming Fr Edward and his wife Devon, a PhD student at King's College, London, to St Marylebone. 

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Pentecost/Aldersgate Sunday 2013

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Reopening of the Memorial Garden - 18 November 2012

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Concert for Music in Prisons

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March 2012 - The Rector celebrates his Silver Jubilee as a Priest.  Fr Stephen's former assistant curates concelebrated with him at the Choral Eucharist. Also in the congregation were former lay and clergy colleagues, as well as parishioners from parishes in which Fr Stephen has served since 1986.

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Doctor and Clergy Conference - report

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2011 MARYLEBONE SERVICE

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The Marylebone "Village" in London celebrated the wide diversity of their community in an annual gathering held in St Marylebone Parish Church on 7 November. This was the 15th year of the gathering.  Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and various Christian denominations offered reflections on the theme "pilgrimage".  Music was provided by the Parish Church professional choir, a soloist from the Methodist tradition and the Buddhist Choir from the temple on Margaret Street W1. The address was given by the Ven Michael Ipgrave of the diocese of Southwark who heads up their interfaith work.

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ST MARYLEBONE SCHOOL CELEBRATES 220 YEARS OF EDUCATION

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In the presence of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester and the Bishop of London, students and faculty of St Marylebone filled every space in the historic church on 3 November for a service of “Joy and thanksgiving”.  The Lord Mayor of Westminster was also present.

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  In the service 7 pupils shared their thoughts on what being part of St Marylebone School means to them today.  The school’s music department showed its excellence with music by the School Chamber Orchestra as well as the Chamber Choir, and the School Church Choir.  The Senior Dance Company also performed as well as members of Big Band.  The church wardens were all present and the Rector offered the welcome and the bidding prayer.

                      

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George Pinker Memorial Lecture 

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ARCHBISHOP OF WESTMINSTER The Most Revd Vincent Nichols visited St Marylebone Parish Church, London on 12 October to deliver the Inaugural Address George Pinker Memorial Lecture. He was welcomed by the Rector, Canon Stephen Evans with Global Aspects of Women's Health as the topic. The address was given following Choral Evensong.

Under the auspices of Wellbeing of Women (WoW),  established in 1964, WoW has been raising funds ever since then to invest in medical research and the development of specialist doctors and nurses working in the field of reproductive and gynaecological health.

We are the partner charity of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities.

Download the Archbishop of Westminster's Address (pdf)

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9/11 SERVICE AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY

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The principal Awareness Sunday service, representative of many that took place around the globe, was held at the Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster Abbey, London.

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 The Dean, the Very Revd John Hall, presided and again Dr Cowart and Father Nassar spoke to the full abbey. The congregation consisted of many Americans who were greeted by staff members at the end of the service. Music included Amazing Grace and the Russian Kontakion of the Dead.

10 students from St Marylebone Church processed with memorial candles, one for each year, and joined  members of the altar party, including Bishop Michael Marshall, President of the Foundation, through the vast abbey to the shrine of Innocents Victims outside the Great West Door. Bishop Marshall offered the special prayer written for this service.  Dr Cowart laid a wreath as the abbey remained in a silence of respect.