Special Notice

Would all visitors to the church please note that from the end of April 2019, works to 'transform' access to the church will start.

Whilst these works are ongoing please be vigilant at the front of the church and note any temporary pedestrian diversions.

**Currently access to the church is through the side door which can be accessed from the path on the left hand side of the hoarding.

Architect's impression of the new access

WHO ARE WE?

Green Street Green Baptist Church is a warm friendly church with lively worship and good Biblical teaching. We seek to love and serve God and to know Him as Father, to trust Jesus as Saviour and to live in the power of the Holy Spirit. We are outward looking and our desire is to take the good news of Jesus Christ, out on to the streets and to make a difference in our community. 

The church was formed as an Independent Fellowship in 1899 and the main church was built in1907 but we are in the process of modernising it, so that it is relevant to the twenty first century, without losing any of its inside attraction, as an old church.

There is something for everyone. The church is mainly run by committed volunteers but, as well as the pastors, we have three part time staff; an Administrator, a Youth Leader and a Children and Families worker. We also have our Girls' Brigade Captain, a worker with Senior Citizens, a couple who run Messy Church and a Mission Support person who keeps us in touch with those that we support financially and in prayer, at home and abroad. Then there are others responsible for contact with the wider church, keeping us up to date with issues of social concern, using good resources and getting work done. Where would the church be without the volunteers?

VISION AND STRUCTURE

Vision

As a church of ordinary Bible believing people, we want to be God centred, to follow Jesus, to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to touch our local community by preaching and living God's word with boldness and seeing lives changed by the power of God.

Structure - Our structure serves our vision!

We are a Baptist Church which means that we are fully independent and self-governing, and have charitable status. Overall responsibility for the running of the church rests with the Charity Trustees, who consist of the Secretary, Treasurer, and four other members, all of whom are elected by the Church Members Meeting, plus the Ministers, who serve by virtue of their role. The Trustees have oversight and    responsibility for every aspect of church life, but delegate the day to day running of the church to various teams.

WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?

We Believe

  • ‍That the Bible is the true word of God.
  • That God, created the world, by His word.
  • That Jesus Christ, his only Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary.
  • That Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for our sin.
  • That He came back to life on the third day, thereby giving eternal life to all those who trust in Him.
  • That God loves this world and has called us, as His people to preach the Good News, by our words and by our lives, and to baptise those who repent from sin and put their lives into His hands.
  • That the Holy Spirit fills believers with His Presence.

What is a Christian?

A Christian is someone who has accepted that Jesus died for them, has made a decision to follow him; has put their life into His hands and seeks to live their life in a way that would please Him.

RECENTLY @ 'THE GREEN'

14.07.19 - Views of the works behind our hoarding at the front of the church. The curved ramp is taking shape and the landing area is now levelled.

14.07.19 - Views of the works behind our hoarding at the front of the church. The curved ramp is taking shape and the landing area is now levelled.

July messy church was 'The Race for Life'. We had various 'messy' sports and made medals and laurel leaf crowns followed by a picnic.

July messy church was 'The Race for Life'. We had various 'messy' sports and made medals and laurel leaf crowns followed by a picnic.

Visit to Otford Tea Rooms for cream tea

Visit to Otford Tea Rooms for cream tea

What's happening here? Click on 'Listen to Sermons' 16.09.19 - Parade Service to find out.

What's happening here? Click on 'Listen to Sermons' 16.09.19 - Parade Service to find out.

Leanne being baptised with Fiona on 9th June 2019

Leanne being baptised with Fiona on 9th June 2019

Fiona being baptised on 9th June 2019

Fiona being baptised on 9th June 2019

Building works have started and the hoarding is decorated. We are open as usual with access to the building at the left hand end of the hoarding.

Building works have started and the hoarding is decorated. We are open as usual with access to the building at the left hand end of the hoarding.

8th April 2019. Blessing the front of the church before the work begins.

8th April 2019. Blessing the front of the church before the work begins.

Fun at the Lilac Lounge Lunch

Fun at the Lilac Lounge Lunch