The Parish of Green Street Green and Pratts Bottom

To Follow and Worship Jesus, Sharing His Love

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Good Friday

This year will be different as we cannot participate in the usual Walk of Witness. However, please see flyer below for what has been planned for Churches Together in Orpington. Plans for our Parish Easter Worship will be published soon.

CTO Good Friday arrangements


LENT APPEAL

Traditionally every year we use Lent for a special appeal. Over recent years this has included Leadership Training in the Diocese of Raiwind, ICare, and the Bible Society (buying bibles for refugees).

This year we would like to highlight the Poverty and Hope Appeal launched by the Bishop of Rochester in July last year it will run until the end of April this year.

However due to the current restrictions we are facing we would encourage donations to be made directly to the Diocese. Details on how to do so can be found here:
https://www.rochester.anglican.org/communications/news/annual-diocesan-poverty-and-hope-appeal-2020-launched.php

If you wish to make a donation but would prefer to give via the parish then please place it in an envelope marked “Lent Appeal” and send to the Parish Office by the 4 April.  


LENT COURSE

The Parish of Chelsfield and the Parish of Green Street Green and  Pratts Bottom

This year we are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to join together, through Zoom, for a Lent course.


Prayer For The Nation

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

 

Following the sad news of 100,000 Covid related deaths this week, the Archbishops have written a letter encouraging people to spend a short time in prayer and reflection at 6pm each day from February 1, praying for the victims of the pandemic, those on the front line and the public bodies and private businesses that make up our common life.  This letter can be found here.


It seems fitting to begin this season of prayer on the eve of Candlemas, when we recall Anna and Simeon and how they embraced the presence of God in a disciplined spirit of patient waiting and intercessory prayer for the hope of the Messiah.

 

If you are able to, please could you encourage as many people as possible to join you in this venture.  You can find all the resources you need at: www.churchofengland.org/resources/prayer-nation

 

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry” (Psalm 40:1).

 

With best wishes

 

+James,                           +Simon,

Bishop of Rochester           Bishop of Tonbridge





SERVICES ACROSS THE PARISH

Dear All

I hope you are staying safe, warm and well over these winter months.

As you may be aware despite the government's decision to permit places of worship to remain open during this current lockdown many parishes including us at Green Street Green and Pratts Bottom have decided that the risk is too great to encourage people to gather in our churches.  Bishop James has recently written to the clergy in Bromley and Bexley highlighting the Mayor of London's statement declaring a major incident across the capital due to Covid infections being out of control and his specific request that in-person worship be discontinued.

With this in mind and our personal knowledge of Covid infections in our immediate area the PCC met on 13 January 2021and made the decision to extend our closure for public worship until at least 1 March 2021. Though we will keep this under review.

Services will continue to be livestreamed. Links may be found on the website or Parish Facebook page.  You can also follow the Service live via my twitter link at: twitter.com/revsusan5 (you do not need to have twitter downloaded to view this). This will remain accessible at the end of the broadcast.

Please be assured that we continue to pray for everyone suffering from or affected by the Coronavirus.

With every blessing,

Rev Susan



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