Saturday, 29 August 2009
Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Friday, 28 August 2009
Pilling operation CFA
Thursday, 27 August 2009
The actual concrete will be ordered from specialist factories and will start coming to our site as requested by the engineers.
Saint Phanourios Cakes
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Final ground preparations
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
Photo of the week - 4
Final demolition clearing
We shall offer some more details on this foundation system as the pilling works will progress.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
New (temporary) Church
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Old Church superstructure
Monday, 17 August 2009
Beneath the stone we discovered, as was reported in history, a little box with soil from the Holy Land and a letter by Fr. Frank Johnson, the first Anglican Priest of this Church of the Holy Spirit (as it was known in its Anglican period).
The exact contents of the letter are given below.
The Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady
July 2nd 1932
The Revd. F.R. Johnson
S. Leonard’s Clergy House,
Tel: Harrow 2914. Middlesex.
The soil in this box came from under the Olive Trees in the Garden of Gethsemane and was placed in the Wall of this Church of the Holy Spirit, with a bottle of Holy Water from the Holy Wells of our Lady at Walsingham, by Frank Reginald Johnson first Priest of this Parish of S. Leonard Kenton, Middlesex.
May the Holy and Undivided Trinity ever bless the work of Holy Church.
May our Lady Mary the Mother of Jesus our Lord ever pray for this parish where since the first Chapel was build in Kenton in 1324 in her honour she has been loved.
May Blessed Saint Leonard our Patron pray for his poor parishioners and watch over us with a loving father’s care.
Frank Reginald Johnson
Priest ordained by Arthur
Foley Bishop of London.
Mary Jane Johnson my dearest Mother
laid the Stone over these Relics.
We didn’t find though the bottle with Holy Water. It may still be there somewhere.