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Parish of Heston - St Leonard's Church, Heston

Connections

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Thanks to Chris Yorke for the Lent 2015 edition of connections, which 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.

Newsletter

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 Parish of St. Leonard, Heston.

12th July 2015

Trinity 6

JOY

"Tears may linger at nightfall, but Joy comes in the morning".

                                                                                Psalm 126:v5

"This is the secret of joy. We shall no longer strive for our own way; but commit ourselves, easily and simply, to God's way, acquiesce in His will and in doing so find our peace."   Evelyn Underhill     

We may, if we choose, make the worst of one another. Everyone has his weak points; everyone has his faults; we may make the worst of these; we may fix our attention constantly upon these.

But we may also make the best of one another. We may forgive, even as we hope to be forgiven. We may put ourselves in the place of others. and ask what we would wish to be done to us, and thought of us, were we in their place.  

By loving what is loveable in those around us, love will flow back from them to us, and life will become a pleasure instead of a pain; and earth will become like heaven; and we shall not become unworthy followers of Him whose name is love. Then, we will be truly "serving the Lord" and "rejoicing in hope" (Romans 12: 11-12)

Rev. Tom Maidment              [First published 1995 ]

 Contacts During Interregnum:

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

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Website: www.parishofheston.co.uk

 

Services for this week

 

Thursday 16th             Holy Eucharist 11.00 am

Sunday 19th                Holy Eucharist 8.00 am

Parish Eucharist 10.00 am

Interment of Ashes – 11.15 pm

 New Bishop of Kensington

The Queen has approved the appointment of the Reverend Dr Graham Tomlin as Bishop of Kensington. Please keep Graham and Janet Tomlin in your prayers as they prepare to join the London team and begin their new life in Dial House. Graham’s consecration will be in Canterbury on September 23rd.

 Parish Office Closures

Please note that the parish office will be closed for week commencing 13th July and Monday 20th.  If you have any urgent notices for 19th July please notify Dawn Rabin or Geoff Tobutt.

 

Tuesday Social 14th July 2.00 pm

There will be a lucky dip and other entertainment.  Please bring along a small wrapped gift for the lucky dip. £2 includes refreshments. 

 

Book, Stamp & Postcard Sale – Mon 3rd – Tue 4th August
Please advertise this event among your friends and neighbours to help make it a successful occasion. We would be grateful for donations for the tombola. Please tell Betty Richardson or me if you have any donations. Over the two days we would be grateful for help with the refreshments and for donations of cakes. These are much appreciated and are enjoyed by all.   Christine Harris

 

Table Top Sales and Open Church:   9.00 am - 2.00 pm

Thank you to everyone who helped at the Table top Sale on 11th July

 

Next Sale        12th September         

 

Sunday School would welcome donations of Children’s toys and clothes plus raffle prizes.           

Please continue to sign up on the Rotas at the back of church if you are able to help on the day by providing cover for the church, manning the table, doing refreshments or if you can make cakes etc to sell.

 

Oak Processionary Moth

The oak trees by the Parish Office have an infestation of Oak Processionary Moth.  The caterpillars’ hairs are toxic and can cause a nasty rash or sometimes allergic reactions that can cause difficulty in breathing. Please do not touch any caterpillars and be mindful of any children or dogs around this area. We are in the process of arranging the removal of the nests.

 

 

Saturday Working Party postponed until further notice. We will be having a skip from 27th August to clear all the accumulated rubbish.

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