The Parish of Green Street Green and Pratts Bottom

To Follow and Worship Jesus, Sharing His Love

 

 

St Mary’s Church 


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St. Mary’s is an Anglican Church, part of the Church of England, and our style of worship is open evangelical/central.

The Church, set in the former village of Green Street Green, was constructed in 1937 and seats approximately 200 people in the main body of the church. The church still has a rural setting, surrounded on two sides by farmers’ fields. St. Mary’s is situated on the eastern edge of the Parish.

Structural additions to St. Mary’s have been made over the years and these have included the Lady Chapel, providing a more intimate setting for worship and prayer, and Church Hall in 1959 and an extension to the Church Centre in 1992.

 

St. Mary’s has several items of special significance :

War memorials

The two war memorials for WWI and WWII are located in the entrance vestibule to the church, listing those that served and died in the wars from Green Street Green.

Garden of Remembrance

The Garden of Remembrance was created in the year 2000 in the church grounds and is where people can inter the ashes of their loved ones if they wish

Stained glass cross in the East Chancel wall

The coloured stained glass cross was installed in 1997 replacing plain glass. 

Font

In 2008, an oak wood font was commissioned to replace the original stone font.

Furniture

New bespoke furniture to match the font was installed in Easter 2011, including leaders chairs, communion table, lecterns, processional cross, candle holders, paschal candle holder and Bishop’s chair.

Stained glass west window

In November 2012, to celebrate 75 years of St. Mary’s, a new stained glass window was installed over the main entrance door.  This depicts Ezekiel 47—’The River of Life’ and was designed and made by members of the congregation.


Pastoral Care Team
Pastoral support is available from our trained Pastoral Care Team who are available to visit and talk with you.  Contact Karl Carpani  on 01689 852905 

Mission

The Church is committed to Outreach and Mission.  We support both local, national and international societies.

Home Groups

There are several home groups which meet regularly for fellowship, discussion and learning about the Christian faith.  Some meet during the day and others are in the evenings. There is a special groups for young people (age 14+). 

Music

Choir

The traditional Choir sing at the 10am Service, weddings and other special occasions.  Both children and adults are most welcome to join.  Contact Graham Winter, Organist.

Worship Band
There is a more informal, modern worship band which play at the Ablaze and Evening Praise services.

Art

St Mary’s is committed to encouraging interest and involvement in artistic and creative works, as a way of expressing our faith and as an act of worship.  Artistic works by members of the congregation are regularly displayed in the church.  A course on Art and Spirituality was recently developed and  run for members of the congregation.   

Drama
St Mary's Drama Group meet to explore ways of expressing our faith using performance within the church setting. We welcome folk of all ages who are interested in helping us do this.
Contact Petra Rea on 855745 for more details.

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