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Parish of Heston - St Leonard's Church, Heston

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7th August 2016

The Transfiguration of Our Lord 

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 

Mon 8th

Mass at Percy Bilton Court

 Thurs 4th   

11.00  am  Mass (BCP)

 Sun 14th-The Assumption

 8.00 am Mass

9.30 am Morning prayer

10.00 am Parish Mass

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

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

 

Diary Dates

Book, Stamp & Postcard Fair
Many thanks to all those who helped in any way to make this two  day  event a success. Many thanks also to those who donated refreshments, they were delicious. The sum raised from this event was £679.00, just under last year's total but we hope to sell some postcards in October.   Christine Harris & Geoff.

 Thank you to all those who helped fill the skips this week.

Diary Dates

 Tuesday Social 16th August 2.00—4.00 pm      £2

Join us for good company, fun, games and refreshments

 Table Top Sale 10th September 9.00 am—2.00 pm

 Coach Trip to Brighton Sat 17th Sep £10

There is a sign up sheet at the back of church for those wanting to go on this trip.

 Harvest Festival and lunch 25th September 

As per last year we will be  having a bring and share lunch.

Please keep this date in your diary.

 October—Diversity Month

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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