The Church of the Annunciation Marble Arch

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Church of England parish churches are part of the national church. Parishes are grouped into deaneries which are themselves part of dioceses. Dioceses are often split into Areas which are supported by Archdeacons. Dioceses are grouped into Provinces. In England there are two provinces, Canterbury and York each with an Archbishop.

The Annunciation is in the Westminster St Marylebone Deanery which goes from the Edgware Road west to almost Tottenham Court Road and extends north from Oxford Street up to Regent's Park taking in western side of the park to Hamilton Terrace. The deanery is in the Archdeaconry of Charing Cross and the Diocese of London. The Bishop of London is directly responsible for the parishes in the City of London and the City of Westminster. We pray regularly for Richard our Bishop and Rowan, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Within the parish the body that oversees its affairs is called the Parochial Church Council (PCC). The parish priest in the chairman and the ex officio members are the churchwardens and those elected to the deanery synod. The remainder of the PCC are either elected or coopted at the annual meeting. The Annual Meeting is usually after Easter. The PCC meets at least four times a year. If there are matters that you think the PCC should address please contact Fr Gerald or the PCC Secretary.