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Parish of Heston - St Leonard's Church, Heston

WW1 Commemoration Service

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 WW1 Commemoration Service – St Leonard’s Parish Church – Sunday 3rd August 2014

A special service of commemoration was held in St Leonard’s Parish Church on Sunday 3rd August  - the eve of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1. Photos from the afternoon are in the church photos section of our website.

This service was not a celebration, nor was it a “Remembrance Service” in the conventional “November 11th” sense.  It was intended to remember the sacrifice made by those local men, who went from Heston to fight in the Great War 1914 - 1918.  Their names are inscribed on the tablets located in the Memorial Chapel in the church, which was originally dedicated on Easter Saturday 1921.  Interestingly, this memorial includes more names than those recorded on the “Soldier” war memorial opposite the church.  Some of the servicemen who are buried in the Heston graveyard are not included on either memorial, but they, too, will be recognised during the service.

Our Parish Archivist, Lynda Hardy, has undertaken a great deal of research into the lives and tragic deaths of these men.  At various points during the service, some of their short but very poignant biographies will be read out by representatives from local youth groups who have been invited to take part.  It is hoped that many people from across the local community in Heston will also attend.

Lynda has also produced a Book of Remembrance, which chronicles by day, month and year, the death of each serviceman.  This book will remain on display in the Memorial Chapel for the following four years, along with a Book of Reflection for people to record their personal thoughts and comments.

You can purchase copies of Lynda Hardy’s books “My Dear Warden” &“Military Books 1, 2 & 3” from the back of the church after services, or by visiting the Parish Office during normal opening hours.

Connections

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Thanks to Chris Yorke for the Summer 2014 edition of connections, which 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. 

 

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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

Sunday 17th August 2014

Trinity 9

“Woman, you have great faith”

A warm welcome to Fr Ken Tombs,

who is our celebrant and preacher this morning

CONTACTS

Vicar: The Reverend Prebendary David Coleman

Parish Office (Weekdays 9.30 -12.30) 0208 570 2288

Email:- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                             Website:- www.parishofheston.co.uk          

Weekday Service Times

 

Wednesday 20th         No Service

 

Thursday 21st             Holy Eucharist 11.00 am

 Book Stamp and Postcard Sale Raised £675.74

This sterling result was £100 up on last year. Thanks to all who helped.

Churchyard Update

Following on from the sterling work that Nick and associates did around the front and the side of the church in preparation for the WW1 commemoration on 3rd August, there is more good news. After numerous complaints the council have finally arranged for a major facelift for the churchyard. Several teams have been working hard over the last week, cutting down saplings, trimming bushes and cutting the long grass. The work will take some weeks to finish but at last there is progress.

                       

The Musical Museum Brentford Open week 20th to 25th August Entry will be free to the museum and there will also be a special exhibition ‘Diamond Extravaganza@ entry fee £2 where you can see life size replicas of many famous diamonds.

Please see the poster in the hall for more information.

 

September Diary Dates

 

Sat 6th              Saturday Working Team

Wed 10th         PCC Meeting 7.30pm

Sat 13th            Requiem Mass 9.30 am

Tue 16th           Tuesday Social 2.00pm (holiday snaps/memories)

Sat 20th            Ride and Stride plus Table Top Sale

Sun 28th           Harvest Festival & Lunch (Bring and Share)

 

Ride and Stride – 20th September.

St Leonard’s is one of more than 50 churches which will be taking part in this London wide event. Walkers, cyclists and public transport users are sponsored to visit as many places of worship as they can. Sponsorship forms are available at the back of church.

 

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