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Parish of Heston - St Leonard's Church, Heston

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Parish of St. Leonard, Heston.

31st January 2016

Presentation of Christ

 Vicar: Rev’d Sandra McCalla: 01932 779 431

Parish Office: (Weekdays 9.30 -12.30) 0208 570 2288

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Website: www.parishofheston.co.uk

Charity registration number: 1159915

Services in February


Thu 4th            Holy Eucharist (BCP) 10.00 am

   Funeral 11.00 am

Fri 5th              Funeral 2.30 pm

Sun 7th             Next Before Lent

Holy Eucharist (BCP) 8.00 am

Morning Prayer 9.30

Parish Eucharist 10.00 am

Wed 10th         Ash Wednesday

                        Holy Eucharist 7.30 pm

Thu 11th          Holy Eucharist (BCP) 11.00 am

Sun 14th          Lent 1

Holy Eucharist 8.00 am

Morning Prayer 9.30

Parish Eucharist 10.00 am

 PCC Meeting Sun 28th Feb 12.00

This is the last PCC Meeting before the APCM, Please make every effort to attend.

 100 Club

Thank you to all those who supported the ‘100’ club last year and made it such a successful fundraiser. If you wish to take part this year please let me have your payment of £15.00 for the year for each number you wish to purchase. Numbers will be entered in 4 draws a year with prizes each draw of £50, £30, £15 and £5.   Cheques should be made payable to Heston PCC.

If you would like to join please obtain a form from Vera Sewell.

 

Sunday Coffee

If you would like to use your gifts and talents in this way and can offer to do the coffee about once a month, please speak to Sarah Miller who will be preparing the rota.

 

Tuesday Social – 9th February 2.00 pm

Come and join us for good company, entertainment and refreshments, all for only £2. Everybody is welcome.  

 

Are You On The Electoral Roll?

Between 8th Feb and 22nd Feb the annual revision of the Electoral Roll will take place in preparation for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

If you are currently on the electoral roll you do not need to do anything but if you are not currently on the roll and wish to be included you will need to fill out an Electoral Roll Application Form.  The forms give details of eligibility and are available at the back of church or from the Office. All forms should be returned to Vera Sewell – Electoral Roll Officer

 

APCM 21st March 8.00 pm

Please would all those responsible for reports make sure that they are sent to the parish office as soon as possible and at the very latest by Friday 19th February.

January 2016

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New Beginnings

Epiphany-tide Greetings to you all and a warm welcome especially if this is your first time worshipping with us.  First and foremost may I extend my huge gratitude and appreciation to all those who worked so tirelessly during the interregnum to keep St Leonard's as the main Christian focus of the Parish of Heston.  There are too many names to mention, so many people who worked behind the scenes to make things happen. However, I, like the Bishop, would like to convey particular thanks to Fr. Ken, Fr. John, our church wardens Dawn and Geoff and our parish secretary Sue.

Thank you all for such a wonderful welcome on Wednesday, many of our guests commented, “there is such a warm feeling about this Church, a lovely congregation.  Thank you for all the hard work that went into making the evening such a success, the wonderful singing by the choir, the musical accomplishment of our organist Lynda,  the dedicated service of our Servers lead by our MCs, the beautiful floral arrangements, the team of people who spent hours cleaning, polishing and clearing cobwebs.  Thank you to everyone who gave of their time, love and skill to make our church as welcoming as possible. 

I am blessed to be called to serve such a lovely community of saints and look forward to getting to know each one of you.  As this new chapter in the life of Saint Leonard’s begins let us commit to our hearts the words of St Paul to the Corinthians:

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”

Therefore, knowing that each one of us has been given a particular gift,  let us resolve to utilise our individual gifting so that collectively we make the love of Christ known throughout the whole Parish of Heston this coming week…and beyond.     Mother Sandra     

 

 

Connections

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Thanks to Chris Yorke for January 2016 edition of connections, which can be downloaded here www.parishofheston.co.uk/files/January 2016.pdf

Lent '15 can be downloaded here
Summer '14 can be downloaded here
Christmas '13 can be downloaded here
Advent '13 can be downloaded here
Harvest '13 can be downloaded here
Easter '13 can be downloaded here.
Christmas '12 can be downloaded here
Advent '12 can be downloaded here.
Harvest '12 can be downloaded here.
Christmas '11 can be downloaded here.
Advent '11 edition can be downloaded here.
Harvest '11 edition can be downloaded here.
Easter '11 edition can be downloaded here.
Christmas '10 edition can be downloaded here.
Summer '10 edition can be downloaded here.
Spring '10 edition 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. 

 

Fund Raising

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Please use the links 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.

Get Involved

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Proposed school in Norwood Green

If you would like to know more information and how you can help, then please look here...

http://www.stmarysnorwoodgreen.org.uk/proposedschool.htm

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.

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