Welcome to King Charles the Martyr Church, Potters Bar
Welcome to the website of King Charles the Martyr (KCM) Church, Potters Bar. We are an Anglican Church offering a wide range of styles of worship from traditional to informal. We are a caring community consisting of people of all ages who believe that God makes a difference in our everyday lives. Our mission is to Know Christ More through worship, prayer and study and to Make Christ Known by sharing our faith with those around us.
Alleluia, Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed, Alleluia!
We will reopen the church for public worship from Easter Sunday, 4 April at 1030. Join us in Church or online for public worship.
For more details please see the News and Notices section below or click on the link to join us on Facebook.
If you need anything - prayer and pastoral care in particular - please get in touch (contact details can be found on the contact page of this website or in the notice sheet posted below.)
Please do continue to pray for those who are finding this ever-changing situation difficult.
APCM 18 April 2021, 12noon
Do join us in person in church, or online as we look back on the past year, thank those who work for the church and cover the legal formalities to keep us functioning. Information - the agenda, reports and sign in details for the APCM can be found in 'Church Documents' on this webpage for which you will need a password. This can be obtained by contacting the church office.
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh RIP
Service of Evening Prayer Friday 16 April, 6pm.
Join us in church, or online, as we offer prayer for the repose of the soul of HRH Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We will pray for the Queen, the royal family and household, and all those who mourn the loss of a loved one in a short service of prayer.
Candles will be available to be lit and the church will stay open until 7pm for a time of quiet reflection as we remember and give thanks for his years of service.
A message from the vicar
The PCC have agreed that, for the time being as lockdown is eased, we will remain with one Sunday service at 1030, alternating our service style each week. Our thanks go to all who make worship in our church possible, especially those with the technical knowhow which enables us to live stream our services from the church on Facebook each Sunday.
All our services are live-streamed and can be viewed live (or later) on Facebook. Our Facebook site also includes information about the many other activities going on in the church. You do not need a Facebook account to access this.
Sunday 11th April 2021
Second of Easter
This week, our service is led by Revd Atalie Gaines, Vicar
Orders of Service and words for worship at home
Monday evenings 9.00-9.15pm
Compline provides an opportunity to reflect on the day, to thank God for all the good things he has done and to present to Him any worries or concerns that we may have.
We meet on Zoom at 8.45pm for a quick chat. At 8.55pm we listen to some music before starting Compline at 9.00pm.
We follow a traditional Compline liturgy, read a psalm and a passage from the Bible. Somebody then leads us as we pray for one another, our local community and other issues of concern.
The service lasts for no more than 15 minutes then we finish by listening to some more music.
Cocoa and Compline is open to all - just click on the link below and join with others in this ancient way of ending the day.
Meeting ID: 858 8695 6614
The Church of King Charles the Martyr provides a spiritual focus and outstanding facilities for the local community. It is YOUR church and like all charities, is dependent on the generosity of its members, the local community and others.
If you would like to make a donation towards the work of the Church of King Charles the Martyr, either as a one off or would like to join our regular giving scheme these are the ways that you can donate
- by speaking to our Treasurer to set up regular giving to help us plan
- by tapping the cashless giving machine in church
- with a text message by texting KCM 3 to 70085 to donate £3
- online via the donate button on our webpage.
- Amazon Smile will donate a small percentage of your purchase cost to us - just go to www.smile.amazon.co.uk to sign up
- Donating your old foreign coins
- Remember us in your Will. Legacies are a tax efficient way of giving to the church. Please do think about us when making or revising your Will.
Bible verse of the day
We are a passionate Church family, committed to proactively meeting the needs of our wider community. We will welcome and engage with people through open and inclusive worship and prayer, enabling everyone to Know Christ More through our enthusiasm, faith and outreach.
The Church of King Charles the Martyr, Potters Bar is committed to and will champion the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults both in society as a whole and in our own community. We fully accept, endorse and will implement the principles enshrined in The Children Act 1989 that the welfare of the child is paramount. We will foster and encourage best practice within our community by setting standards for working with children, young people and vulnerable adults and by supporting parents in the care of their children. We will work with statutory bodies, voluntary agencies and other faith communities to promote the safety and well being of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We are committed to acting promptly whenever a concern is raised about a child or young person or vulnerable adult or about the behaviour of an adult, and will work with the appropriate statutory body when an investigation into child abuse or other abuse is necessary.
If there is immediate danger please call 999
Our safeguarding officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hertfordshire County Council Safeguarding. Children: 0300 123 4043; Adults: 0300 123 4042