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 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.
A message from the vicar
An update on coronavirus restrictions July 2021
The Health Secretary and the Prime Minister have announced the end of nearly all restrictions relating to coronavirus, but we have been encouraged by the Church of England, Professor Chris Whitty Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England and Hertsmere Council to proceed with caution.
Whilst Face coverings and social distancing is no longer required by law, the government still "expects and recommends" them in crowded and enclosed spaces.
We, at KCM, are continuing to review the challenges presented by coronavirus to how we operate and adapting our service plans to reflect the developing position.
What we will be doing
- We will be taking a gradual approach over the summer to lifting our own restrictions.
- We will continue with a 1030 service (as we usually would through the summer) and will continue with alternating the style of service as we have been doing. Hoping to return to 9.30 sung Eucharist and 11am Morning worship in October (the PCC will review this at their September meeting), but we will keep you updated as the situation unfolds.
- We will be regularly reviewing these measures, along side our brothers and sisters in the other churches in Potters Bar so that we are keeping Covid Secure.
On Sunday mornings:
- whilst the legal requirements to wear face coverings indoors have been lifted we ask that, if you are able, you continue to wear a face covering in church, and whilst you move about the building.
- we will keep the doors open and maintain the air flow in the church.
- whilst there is no longer a requirement for you sit socially distanced from others, we ask that you are mindful of those who would rather sit with some distance.
- Singing will be allowed but we ask that you keep your mask on and sing through it for the time being. There is no obligation for you to sing as part of the services if you do not wish to.
- Please be aware as you share the peace that people may still wish to share the sign language peace or bump elbows rather than have physical contact of shaking hands or hugging.
- We will not be sharing the common cup for the time being whilst local levels of infections are so high. The Liturgical Faith and Order Commission have made clear that receiving in one kind is still ‘complete communion’.
- We will continue with a single line coming up for communion, please sanitise your hands as you come up and keep on your face covering until you have moved away from the priest.
- Any changes to the organisation of Holy Communion will be made clear during the notices at the beginning of each service.
On Tuesday mornings:
We will retain all social distance measures for our service of said communion for those who wish to attend a quieter said service with a smaller congregation.
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.
An afternoon for primary-school-aged children
Saturday 7th August 1.30 – 5.30pm
BUILD YOUR HOUSE ON ROCK
LIMITED SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
Potters Bar Churches invite you to join them for a fun afternoon filled with activities at Pope Paul School in Baker Street.
There will be fully supervised art, craft and outdoor activities including a mini-Olympics. Parents/Guardians and families are invited to join us at 4.30pm for the concluding celebration and BBQ.
Booking in advance is essential and places are limited, so you should book early to avoid disappointment.
The afternoon will cost £5 per child and families with two or more children pay £10 maximum.
To book please go to
Sunday 1 August 2021, 1030
Ninth Sunday after Trinity
This week, our service is led by Revd Atalie Gaines, Vicar
Orders of Service and words for worship at home
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: email@example.com
Hertfordshire County Council Safeguarding. Children: 0300 123 4043; Adults: 0300 123 4042