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.
Join with us to Worship online on Sunday at 1030am
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 22 November - Stir Up Sunday
1030 Sung Eucharist
Join us online at 1030 for our sung Eucharist service led by Revd Philip Green as we begin two days of asking God to stir up the fruits of the Spirit in the ministry and work of the church. Prayer and music resources can be found here
Bishop Michael and his children explain what Stir Up Sunday is all about
We would also love to welcome you online on Tuesday mornings at 10am for a quieter said service Morning prayer. Please contact the vicar for the details of the Zoom meeting to join us.
After last weeks successful trial using Zoom for the Morning Worship service we will use it again next week and use it for services where (when we can’t all be together in church) we would like the worship to be more interactive.
For all other services we will continue to live stream on Facebook.
Our thanks to those who helped in setting up the technology.
If the idea of Zoom doesn’t appeal to you, or you don’t know how to use it please do contact David or the wardens who will be happy to help you sign in and use it.
If you joined us online for the Bereavement services last weekend – you will know that we had a few technical difficulties. The video is available on our Facebook page in two parts, the introduction and the rest of the service.
The words of the service can be downloaded here Bereavement Service live streamed Order of Service 2020
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.
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 22 November 2020
Christ the King aka Stir Up Sunday
1030 Sung Eucharist on Facebook Live
This week our service is led by the Revd Philip Green
Please click on the links below for the Notice Sheet (which contains this weeks readings and notices), and the words for the live-streamed service.
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 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 note's section when you press the donation button.
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