The Parish of Green Street Green and Pratts Bottom

To Follow and Worship Jesus, Sharing His Love

Events in and around the parish


What’s on in November

Sun 4th 10:00                        NO Pilgrim Course, please come to Baptism Service
Mon 19th 10:30                    Knit & Natter
Fri 23rd 11.00                        Men’s Coffee Morning
Wed 28th 10:00-12:00        Evergreens
Wed 28th 2.45-4.00             Cameo



Dates for your diary

November
Sunday 4th
, 12.00pm All Souls Patronal Festival Lunch. RSVP Brenda, Tel: 858840.
Our Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance will be at 3pm on
Sunday 4th at St Mary's. Please see book at back of church to add any names to be read out during the Service.

Sunday 11th - Remembrance Service, Pratts Bottom Village Hall, 10.30am
10.00am St Mary’s Remembrance Parade Service.

Tuesday 13th 11.30am Welcare, Bromley Service of Thanksgiving, St Peter & St Paul, Church Road, Bromley, BR2 0EG.

Wednesday 14th PCC Meeting, 7.30pm at All Souls.

Saturday 17th 11am-2.00pm Christmas Fair at St Mary’s. We are looking for volunteers and suitable donations to help make this event a success. Please see Judith Simmonds or Helen Spence if you can help in anyway.

Saturday 17th All Souls Quiz Night being held at Pratts Bottom Village Hall, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7.50 available from Brenda Johnson on 01689 858850.

Sunday 18th November will be our Gift Services at both Churches. Please bring new unwrapped toys or gift vouchers for local families who are finding Christmas financially challenging [to allow dignity we would prefer gift vouchers for the families please]. Many thanks.

Saturday 24th 9.30-3.30pm Captain Tim Hyde, Church Army visiting St Mary’s.  A Parish day to help us grow and flourish in our faith. Please do come and support this event.

Saturday 24th 10.00am-2.00pm Pratts Bottom Christmas Market at the Village Hall.

December
Sunday 2nd
10.00am Ablaze Nativity Service at St Mary’s

Sunday 2nd Carols on the Green and lighting of the Christmas Tree. Pratts Bottom Green at 4.30pm. Followed by refreshments and more carols in the Hall.

Sunday 9th 10.00am United Holy Communion Service followed by Parish Christmas Lunch. Tickets on sale now, please see Judith Simmonds. This year our luxury 3 course lunch is being catered by Claire’s Cuisine. Please see noticeboard for more details.

Saturday 15th 10.00-12.00pm Children’s activity morning at All Souls. 

Sunday 16th 6.30pm Carol Services at both churches

Sunday 17th 4pm, Carol Singing at Orpington Hospital with the NHS Chaplains

Sunday 23rd 6.30pm carols around the campfire (with marshmallows!) at St Mary’s

Monday 24th 4.00pm Christingle and Crib Service at All Souls

Monday 24th 6.30pm Christingle and Pet Service at St Marys

Monday 24th 10.30pm carol singing around the piano followed by 11pm United Midnight Eucharist at St Mary’s

25th December 10.30am United Said Eucharist for Christmas ay at All Souls


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Saturday 24th November 10.00am-2.00pm Pratts Bottom Christmas Market at the Village Hall.

Remembrance Day - “A Village - and a Parish - Remembers” You are all invited to help us to prepare for, take part in, visit our Remembrance Day Service and Exhibition exactly 100 years after the end of the First World War.

We hope you might like to help us create a fitting exhibition in Pratts Bottom Village Hall that day. Our Railway Society is working on a theme of “Railways in the Great War”; the Village School will produce children’s work. What we also very much like is to share your family memories. Would you like to lend us any photographs, letters, post-cards, memories from your relatives who were involved? Perhaps you have medals, trench art, parts of uniforms, scrapbooks, albums, maps or other items. A single photograph, a simply story of service or loss may be all you have - but it is important to you and to us! Don’t worry too much about mounting your display - though it will be nice if you do. We have display boards at the Hall.

Just contact Peter Hudson on 01689 858583 or email him on hudson91@btinternet.com and tell him what you can produce. You can bring your contributions for the exhibition on Saturday 10th. This is probably the last opportunity for you to remember publicly those men and women from your family who lived one hundred years ago.

The centre-piece of our day will, of course, be the Service of Remembrance led by Rev Ruth Murfitt in the Village Hall starting at 10.30am. This is certain to include the traditional laying of poppy wreaths, the Last Post, Two-minute Silence and Reveille.

You are all welcome at the Service but you are equally welcome just to come to the Exhibition which will stay open till 4 0’clock.

We hope lots of you will want to get involved


Regular Events

Sundays
10am Discoverers (Sunday School)
at St. Mary’s

Mondays
10.30am Knit and Natter at 65 Glentrammon Road (monthly)
7.30pm Home Group (fortnightly)
8pm Home Group (fortnightly)
Tuesdays
Bereavement Group at St. Mary’s (monthly)
7.30pm Home Group (fortnightly)
Wednesdays
10am Evergreens at St. Mary’s (monthly)
2.30pm Home Group (fortnightly)
2.45pm Cameo at Pratts Bottom (monthly)
7.30pm St. Mary’s Prayer Group (fortnightly)
7.30pm Home Group (fortnightly)
Thursdays
10am Home Group (fortnightly)
10.45am Pop-in at the Bulls Head, Pratts Bottom (weekly)
1.15pm Sparks Parent and Toddler group at St. Mary’s (weekly)
5pm Rainbows at St. Mary’s (weekly)
6.15pm Brownies at St. Mary’s (weekly)
7.30pm YFocus youth group at St. Mary’s (weekly)
Fridays
11am Men’s Coffee Mornings at 124 Warren Road (monthly)
5.45pm Explore youth group at St. Mary’s (weekly)
7.15pm Guides at St. Mary’s (weekly)
Saturdays
2.30pm Film Club (monthly)
For more information about activities, please contact the Parish Office


Pilgrim—From January 2016
Pilgrim is a new teaching and discipleship course from the Church of England that explores what it means to travel through life with Jesus Christ. This is a course of participation which encourages the practice of biblical reflection and prayer, exploring key texts that have help people since the early Church.
From January 2016, at 10am on the first Sunday of each month at St. Mary’s, whilst the Ablaze service on in church, we will study this course in the Ede Lounge