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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 will be held in St Leonard’s Parish Church on Sunday 3rd August at 3:30pm - the eve of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1

This service is not a celebration, nor is it a “Remembrance Service” in the conventional “November 11th” sense.  It is 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.

After the service, refreshments and afternoon tea will be served in the British Legion Club in New Heston Road.

Further information and updates will be published closer to the event, but if you have any enquiries, please contact the St Leonard’s Parish Office on 020 8570 2288, or e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

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.


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Thanks to Chris Yorke for the Easter 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. 


Fund Raising

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To help raise funds for our church projects, you can now shop online through the link below or the logo above and certain companies will donate to the church at no extra cost.


Please use the link 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...


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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Sunday 13th April 2014

Palm Sunday

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”


Vicar: The Reverend Prebendary David Coleman

Parish Office (Weekdays 9.30 -12.30) 0208 570 2288

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                                Website:- www.parishofheston.co.uk

 Weekday Service Times

 Monday 14th                      Holy Eucharist 7.30 pm

Tuesday 15th                      Holy Eucharist 7.30 pm

Wednesday 16th               Holy Eucharist 7.30 pm

Thursday 17th                     Maundy Thursday                                                                                                         Eucharist of the Lords Supper 8pm followed by watch till midnight (Please sign the list at the back of the Church)

Friday 18th                           Good Friday

                                            Procession of Witness from United  Ref Church 9.15                                        Preaching the Cross 12 noon to 2.00 pm                                                                       Liturgy of the day 2.00 pm

Sunday 20th                        Easter Day

                                                Holy Eucharist 8.00 am

Festival Parish Eucharist 10.00 with raising of the Daffodil Cross

Weather Vane

Work has now started, additional donations (£2,850 so far) will be welcome.

 100 Club - The first draw will take place after the 10 am service this morning.

 School Coppers Jar Thank you to all who contributed.The sum collected throughout the year is a record breaking £110.17

Easter Flowers

Please bring your Easter Lilies on Maundy Thursday and put them  in the vases provided in the Lady Chapel. Help is required after the Good Friday service to decorate the church for Easter.


Saturday Clear Up

A huge thank you to those who helped with the clear up and filling the skip.  If you would like an opportunity to do your bit there will be another clear up session  on Saturday 3rd May.  Do come and join in to enjoy good company and great refreshments.


Good Friday Procession of Witness

Assemble at the United Reformed Church, Vicarage Farm Road, 9.30 am.  Process to Heston Methodist Church, St. Leonard's Church and finally Our Lady Queen of Apostles at around 11.00, where refreshments are offered. 


Rest & Renewal Day  - Living in His Presence

Tuesday 29th April 10.00 a.m. until 3.30 p.m. at St Mary’s Church, Bedfont, Middlesex TW14 8JR

A day of music, teaching, prayer and fellowship with Marilyn Baker, Tracy Williamson & Team. Tea and coffee is provided throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch. Call 020 8751 0088 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve your free place.


May Diary Dates

Saturday 3rd                    Saturday Working Team

                                            Requiem Mass  9.30 am

Sunday 11th                    Christian Aid Week

Wednesday 14th           PCC Meeting 8.00 pm

Saturday 17th                 Church Open Day and Table Top Sale

Tuesday 20th                  Tuesday Social 2.0 pm

Thu 29th                            Ascension Day – Prayer Book 11.00 am


                                                                            - Sung Eucharist 8.00 pm

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