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.
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 one-off or regular donation towards the work of the Church of King Charles the Martyr, please click on the Donate button. If your donation is for something specific i.e. our children's collection, flowers etc. please type this into the Notes section when you press the donation button.
Join with us to Worship online
On the first and third Sunday of the month we will offer Morning Worship Eucharist, accompanied by the worship group and on the second and fourth Sunday Sung Eucharist accompanied by the choir. Where there is a fifth Sunday in the month this will be an all age Eucharist Service. We will review this pattern in February as we enter Lent and hope to return to two service on a Sunday.
Sunday 29 November - First Sunday of Advent
10.30am Holy Communion via Zoom
Join us online at 10.30am for Holy Communion service led by Revd Atalie our Vicar. Please contact the wardens for joining details.
We would also love to welcome you online on Tuesday mornings at 10.00am for a quieter said service Morning prayer. Please contact the vicar for the details of the Zoom meeting to join us.
From Sunday 6 December we will be able to worship together in church again. We will continue to stream our services on Facebook.
Words for all our worship can be found in the News and Notices section further down this page.
Whilst we are locked down and unable to worship together we will continue to live-stream on our Facebook page and videos are available to watch again at any time. Click here to access our Facebook site
When we worship in church your safety is our priority and we have introduced a range of measures to ensure that the risks of cross-infection are minimised. When attending any of the services, please enter by the North Porch in the car park and exit by the South Porch onto the vicarage driveway. Social distancing will apply and you will be asked to sign in for Test and Trace and hygiene measures will be in place. Face coverings must be worn at all times in the church. Our Risk Assessment for Worship can be found on the Policies page of this website.
The church is open for private prayer on Mon, Weds & Fri 9-12 when the church office is staffed. When attending to pray privately please enter by the main halls door and let a member of staff know that you are in the building. Please call ahead to check that the building is staffed.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Information about our Christmas services can be down loaded here Christmas Services Leaflet Dec2020
Advent and Christmas Services
Sunday 6 December – Advent 2
10.30 am Morning Worship Holy Communion (1st Sunday of the month)
Sunday 13 December – Advent 3
10.30 am Sung Eucharist with Nativity play (2nd Sunday of the month)
4.00 pm Service of Carols and Lessons
Sunday 20 December – Advent 4
10.30 am Morning worship Holy Communion (3rd Sunday of the month)
4.00 pm *Christingle Service (Please book through email@example.com so we can keep Covid safe)
Thursday 24 December – Christmas Eve
4.00 pm *Nativity Service for all the family (Please book through firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep Covid safe)
11.30 pm Midnight Mass – Carols sung by the choir from 11.00 pm
Friday 25 December – Christmas Day
10.30 am *Christmas Morning Family Communion
Sunday 27 December – Christmas 1
10.30 am *Holy Communion Service (4th Sunday of the month)
Sunday 3 January 2021 – The Epiphany
10.30 am Morning Worship Holy Communion (1st Sunday of the month)
*these services and activities are particularly suitable for children, but due to likely high demand to attend we ask you to contact email@example.com to book – please let us know how many will be in your party.
Children are very welcome at all of our services, but we are afraid that during this period of restrictions our children’s Pray and Play area is unavailable at the back of church and we ask that you keep your children with you
Facebook Live-Streamed Services
Services are live-streamed on Facebook at 9.30 and 11.00 on Sundays and 10am on Tuesdays and can be viewed at any time You do not need a Facebook account to access this.
Daily Hope telephone line
Daily Hope is a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers from the Church of England.
The line, which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044, has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
News and Notices
Sunday 29 November 2020
1030 Holy Communion on Zoom
This week our service is led by the Revd Atalie Gaines. Please contact the wardens for details of how to join our Zoom worship this morning.
Please click on the links below for the Notice Sheet (which contains this weeks readings and notices), the words for the live-streamed service.
Orders of Service and words for worship at home
KCM Community Cafe
Due to the current government advice, we regret that the KCM Community Cafe will be closed until further notice.
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.
Contact our safeguarding officer: firstname.lastname@example.org