Parish of Heston - St Leonard's Church, Heston
Thanks to Chris Yorke for the Advent 2013 edition of connections, which can be downloaded here.
Autumn '09 edition can be downloaded here.
If you would like to contribute to future editions please email the parish office or the webmaster.
To help raise funds for our church projects, you can now shop online through the link below or the logo above and certain companies will donate to the church at no extra cost.
Please use the link as every little helps.
We are also hoping to have a Just Giving site soon where you'll be able to donate directly to the church.
Proposed school in Norwood Green
If you would like to know more information and how you can help, then please look here...
Church Grounds Maintenance
Every first Saturday of a month at 10:00 am for 2 hours. It will involve maintaining the Garden of Remembrance and the old churchyard, with a break for coffee and cake. Everyone is welcome!
St Leonard’s Bell Ringers
When the bells were first hung at Heston, it was a ring of 6, mounted on plain bearings in a wooden frame. In 1856, these bells were recast. In 1908, two trebles were added, to make it a ring of 8 and to complete the octave. At some time during the early 1930s, the wooden frame was replaced by a metal one and the plain bearings were replaced by ball bearings. No other major work was carried out on the bells themselves until 1986, when it was decided that a crack in one of the cannons on the Forth warranted the attention of a bell foundry. When the bells were re-hung, the Second was chosen in honour of the 1st/2nd Heston Scouts, who had raised a substantial amount of money for the bell restoration.
St Leonard’s Sunday School
St Leonard's has a thriving Sunday School and all children are welcome at 10 o'clock on a Sunday.
PARISH OF ST LEONARD HESTON
Sunday 8th December 2013
“Prepare the way of the Lord!”
Vicar: The Reverend Prebendary David Coleman
Parish Office (Weekdays 9.30 -12.30) 0208 570 2288
Weekday Service Times
Monday 9th Funeral 11.00 am
Tuesday 10th Carols at Percy Bilton Court 7.30 pm
Please come and join the residents in traditional carols and Christmas songs – and seasonal refreshments!
Wednesday 11th Holy Eucharist & Advent meditation 7.30 pm
Thursday 12th Morning Prayer 9.00 am
Holy Eucharist 11.00 am
Funeral 2.00 pm
Monday afternoons, in church, at 2.30pm, finishing not later than 4pm. All welcome. Bring a Bible! This year we are looking at the Acts of the Apostles.
Advent Retiring Collection
This year we are supporting Shooting Stars (CHASE) and the DEC Philippines Crisis Appeal
This year our traditional Christingle Service will take place during the 10.00 am service today, In this wonderful service we light the Christingles, as a symbol of Christ’s light and love, and raise money for The Children’s Society.
Can you help Decorate the Church and Tree
From 9.30 on Friday 13th December.
We also need donations of flowers and foliage including holly with berries and lots of help to prepare the church for Christmas
The Christmas Card Box is available from this Sunday
Mon 9th Advent Bible Study 2.30 pm
Sun 15th Eucharist with Nativity service 10.00am
Christmas Concert 4.30 pm
Mon 16th Advent Bible Study 2.30 pm
Tue 17th Tuesday Social Club Christmas Party 2.30 pm
Tue 24th Midnight Mass 11.30 pm
Wed 25th Christmas Day – Mass of the Dawn 8.00 am
- Festival Eucharist 10.00 am
Thu 26th St Stephen Eucharist 11.00 am
Fri 27th St John Eucharist 11.00 am
Sat 28th Holy Innocents Eucharist 11.00 am
St Leonard’s Christmas Concert
Sun 15th Dec at 4.30pm
Featuring The British Airways Band
Tickets now available after Sunday Services
or from the Parish Office 9.30am – 12.30pm.
Ticket Price £10 (Children under 12 free)
Interval refreshments are included in the ticket price.
Don’t forget to invite family, friends and neighbours.
Please make sure you collect the leaflet giving full details of Advent and Christmas at St Leonard’s