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.
A message from the vicar
In light of the new national lockdown, the Vicar, wardens and PCC have agreed that the risks of running services in the church are simply too great at present.
However, this does not mean that the church will be closed, it simply means that we will be making use of technology to continue worshipping together. Our ‘online’ ministry will continue with a minimal team in church and we will endeavour to continue our ministry to those who are not online. Full details of our on-line services and other activities are shown below
We know this will come as a blow to many of us and this decision was not taken lightly. The churchwardens and I will continue to meet regularly to assess the situation and will keep you informed.
With every blessing for 2021. 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.
With love, Revd Atalie
Online Sunday worship at 1030
Due to the current constraints, all services are live-streamed on Facebook. We have also changed our pattern of services and currently enjoy a Morning Worship Eucharist (with worship group) on the first and third Sunday of the month and a Sung Eucharist (with choir) on the first and fourth Sundays. Where there is a fifth Sunday in the month, we offer an all-age Eucharist Service.
We will review this pattern in February as we enter Lent and hope to return to two services on a Sunday when circumstances allow.
Words for our worship this week can be found in the panel to the right.
KCM on Facebook
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 7 March 2021
Third Sunday in Lent
This week, our service is led by the Revd Atalie Gaines, Vicar
This week our service will be on ZOOM, please do contact the wardens or Lay minister for details of how to join.
Orders of Service and words for worship at home
On Saturday 6 March we are hosting a prayer meeting with Churches Together Potters Bar at 8.30am. Join us in church (Covid secure procedures will be in place) by entering the church from the Mutton Lane door - or to join us online via Zoom please contact Churches Together Secretary email@example.com
Zoom Cocoa and Compline
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
- 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.
Contact our safeguarding officer: firstname.lastname@example.org