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Parish of Heston - St Leonard's Church, Heston

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17th July 2016

 

8th after Trinity 

 

Vicar: The Revd  Sandra McCalla

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

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Website: www.parishofheston.co.uk

Charity registration number: 1159915

Services This Week & Next Week 

 

 

Thu 21st   

11.00  am  Mass (BCP)

Sun 24th- Trinity 9

8.00 am Mass

9.30 am Morning prayer

10.00 am Parish Mass

There will be no weekday Morning Prayer this week.

Mthr. Sandra will be on annual leave this Sunday. Thank you to Fr. Ken for covering this week’s Sunday & Thursday Masses.

Thank you to the clean up volunteers

The volunteers did a great job clearing the moat and the guttering around the office.  Many thanks to all those who helped.   Geoff.

There will be cake in the hall after the 10.00 am service today.

Diary Dates

Tuesday Social 19th July 2.00pm — 4.00 pm

In the parish Hall.   Do come along for a great time together with a quiz, a cuppa and light refreshments.  See Sue Buckle for further details.

Book , Stamp, and Postcard Fair 1st and 2nd August.

(Monday 1st 9.00am - 6pm & Tuesday 2nd 9.00am - 2.30pm)

Donations of books, stamps and postcards (especially pre 1960) would be most welcome. Please bring them in as soon as possible so that they can be sorted.

We would also appreciate help with setting up for the event and serving refreshments on both days and would be grateful for any home made cakes as these are always appreciated by our visitors and members of the congregation.

Please let us know if you can help.   Christine Harris

Clear Up Day Friday 19th August

We will be having a skip so that all the accumulated rubbish behind  the hall can be removed. If you can spare an hour or two to help please come along from 9.30 am

Coach Trip to Brighton Sat 17th Sep £10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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