The Parish of Green Street Green and Pratts Bottom

To Follow and Worship Jesus, Sharing His Love

Latest News From The Parish

Lent Appeal

Traditionally every year we use Lent for a special appeal. Over recent years we have supported a variety of charitable appeals including Christians Against Poverty (CAP) in 2022. This year the PCC felt it would be appropriate to continue to support CAP in response to the ongoing hardship being felt by many. CAP state that 14 million people in the UK are living in poverty.

Further details of their work can be found here

If you wish to make a donation we would encourage you to either make one direct with CAP or if you would prefer to give via the parish then please place it in an envelope marked “Lent Appeal” and send to the Benefice Office by the 14 April. Donations may be gift-aided.

Many Thanks Rev Susan

Orpington Repair Café

Last year I pursued the idea of setting up a Repair Café for Orpington. Repair Cafés are a worldwide network of community ventures aimed at repairing items that would normally be seen as uneconomical to repair professionally. They are staffed by volunteers repairers and other volunteers and also provide a community café/meeting place. I have formed a small group of trustees and we are registered as a small charity but we have had several small setbacks which have delayed a launch date. One of the issues we have is funding. We hope that once established we will be self-funding. However we need some funds in order to obtain insurance which is vital before we launch. I have set up a Go Fund Me page to receive donations and it would be great if members of the church community were able to help to get this project underway.

The link is

There is also more information about repair cafés on their website

Any small donations would be appreciated. We hope to launch as soon as we have the funding.

Many Thanks Rev Michael


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. 


ou can read the latest advice here:

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Toddler Group - St Martin’s 

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.