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Parish of Heston - St Leonard's Church, Heston

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  Parish of St. Leonard, Heston.

 19th June 2016

Trinity 4

Quiet in the Storm

 In our ever busy lives it seems difficult to take the time we need to rest, come up for air,  or be still.  Often when we do manage to carve out some 'quiet time' we are interrupted by things or people and find it hard not to respond to the distraction. We lose our ability to filter out the noise, to just let the telephone ring or to set aside the demand.  When this happens, we place ourselves in danger of physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion.  Yet, this is contrary to God's plan for our lives. We were made in the image of our Creator who after six days of work rested on the seventh.  It follows that if the one we serve takes time out to rest, reflect and refresh so should we.   

 Often times, the busyness of life makes it impossible for us to truly hear what God is trying to tell us. It is when we slow down and allow ourselves the opportunity to rest that our mind and heart can focus on those things that are of the greatest importance. God wants to talk to us, but we have to be ready and available to listen.  When we are free from outside noise or turbulence, we are able to hear the still small voice of God's Spirit as he comes to comfort and guide us, we begin to "let go and let God." We begin to realise that we cannot be all things to all people - that's God's job, our role is merely to point them to the One who can and will resolve all their problems.  So this week let us  give up trusting in ourselves and our own designs in order to experience the glory of God's all-sufficiency.

   Vicar: The Rev’d.  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 Next Week

 

Sun 12th   Trinity 4

8.00 am Mass

9.30 am Morning Prayer

10.00 am Parish Mass with Junior & Youth Church

 

Mon 20th

10.30am Mass at Percy Bilton Court

Mon 20th

10.30

Mass at Percy Bilton Court

 Thu 23rd

9.30 am Morning Prayer

11.00  am Mass

 Sun 26th Trinity 5

8.00 am Mass

9.30 am Morning Prayer

10.00 am Parish Mass with Junior & Youth Church

Morning Prayer will usually be said each week at 9.00 am on

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

  

Thank you to all those who worked tirelessly to make the Table Top and Plant Sale on Saturday and our Tea Party last Sunday a great success.

 Diary Dates

Tuesday Social 21st June 2.00 pm

This meeting will take place at the historic All Hallows Twickenham where there will be a talk by their archivist about the history of this Wren building which was relocated from central London.

Please let Sue Buckle know if you are interested in joining us.

 

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

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

We would welcome donations of stamps and postcards especially pre 1960) now and please bring any books during July.

We would also appreciate help setting up and with refreshments. Please let us know if you can help.   Christine Harris

 

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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