The Parish of Green Street Green and Pratts Bottom

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Thank You 

The Pratts Bottom Village Christmas Market, held on 20th November, was a great success and much appreciated as it was the first Village event since the onset of Covid. The All Souls's stall, with a tombola and Farmers Market, was very popular and virtually sold by the end of the day, making £270 altogether. A huge thank you to the contributors to the stall and to those who staffed it throughout.

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Bazaar at St Mary’s on Sunday 28th November which raised £1191. Whether you bought, sold, set up, took down, baked, made or just prayed for success - thank you! And a special thank you to our churchwarden Judith without whose tireless hard work before and on the day it most certainly would not happen.

Church Centre Halls

The Church Centre halls are now open for events once again, so if you’d
like more information or to book a venue for birthday parties, anniversary
celebrations, or any other events, please contact the new Assistant Benefice Administrator, Philippa Rooke, on hallbookings@smasch.org.uk or
01689 852905

Afghanistan
We know many within the Diocese and beyond are concerned about the situation in Afghanistan and are seeking ways they can help. The organisation Welcome Churches has set up an emergency fund to help support Afghan families who are being relocated from Afghanistan to the UK for their safety. Find out more at https://welcomechurches.org/updates/emergency-afghan-fund/

Superdrug recycles empty medicine blister packs
Superdrug are now recycling empty tablet blister packs. You can take
these to any of their branches with a Pharmacy, which Orpington has. This is in partnership with TerraCycle.

Amazon Smile - Fundraising Opportunity

If you are an Amazon Prime customer you may already know about
Amazon Smile. This is a part of the Amazon website where
Amazon will
donate to a chosen charity, 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.
St Mary’s is now registered with Amazon so if you are a Prime customer you may wish to nominate us for donations. You can find out more at:
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/chpf/about
During the pandemic many of us have bought more on line than we might
otherwise have so the overall amount could be significant.
We are registered as:
The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of Green Street
Green And Pratts Bottom (St. Mary's With All Souls)
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our name then comes up straight away.


Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The Church of England has issued some guidance on how churches should deal with the threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19).


The situation is evolving so it is worth checking frequently. 

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Toddler Group - St Martin’s (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS) 

As some of you will be aware, we sadly said farewell to our Toddler Group in July at St Mary’s. Thank you very much to Sue Bridger and Helen Spence for organising and running our Sparks Toddler Club.

There is  a Toddler Club at St Martin’s of Tours Church, Chelsfield. The group runs every Tuesday morning during
term time, 10.30am-12 noon, £2 per baby/child. They welcome expectant mums, new parents, grandparents, carers, child-minders, everyone is welcome! The group is run by a team of friendly volunteers from the Church and Chelsfield village. The session offers an hour of free play, with refreshments, followed by singing with action songs and percussion instruments. Each week there is a different craft activity and playdough available, plus the usual toys. Carers should support their little ones in sharing, taking turns and making new friends.
No need to book a place, just turn up.