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 each Sunday morning at 1030.
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.
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.
For those joining us in church, face masks will be required. Please put these on before you enter the building. Social-distancing means seating will be restricted to keep households apart, and please be alert as you approach and enter the building so as to maintain space between you and other worshippers. You will be asked to sanitize your hands as you enter and leave. There will be music but no congregational singing. We ask that you refrain from social conversations inside the building and, once you have moved outside, remember that guidelines require us not to congregate all together, but only in groups of up to 6.
It is important that if at any time you are shielding or have any symptoms you do not come to a public service and if you later develop symptoms, after attending a service, you should inform us as soon as possible. We have to keep records of those who attend for Test and Trace purposes. The QR code is displayed which you can use and there is a sign in list for those who attend.
This will be kept securely for 21 days complying with government regulations.
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 9th May 2021
Sixth Sunday of Easter
This week, our service is led by Revd Atalie Gaines, Vicar
Orders of Service and words for worship at home
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