Many churches - one purpose
There are many different Christian churches and denominations, but all have the same basic calling - to worship God, to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people.
So they often need to work together, as well as co-ordinate the work they each do separately. When they do, they are acting as Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
But being Churches Together means more than that. It means commitment by each church and denomination to deepen its fellowship with the others and, without losing what makes each interestingly different, to work with them towards a greater visible unity.
At Potters Bar Evangelical Free Church the worship at 10.30am on Sundays is bible based with communion, hymns and choruses. Children have activities in a side room for about half the service. Toys are available in the main hall for very young children. You are welcome to stay for light refreshments.
Youth Groups meet on Mondays during term-time: Reception to Year 6 at 6.15-7.30pm, followed by Secondary School age 7.30-9pm. Weekly Prayer meeting 8-9pm on Tuesdays – please phone 01707 852422 for details or see www.pottersbarevangelicalfreechurch.co.uk.
King Charles the Martyr Anglican Church was founded in the 1930s and lies on the western side of Potters Bar. The Church (built in 1941) and Halls Complex (built in 2003) seek to serve the whole community. Worship is in the modern catholic tradition and takes place daily. There are two main Sunday morning services: Sung Eucharist at 9.15am and a more informal Morning Worship at 11am. For full details ring the Revd Atalie Gaines (01707 665579) or see www.kcm-church.org.uk.
Potters Bar Baptist Church, located in Barnet Road, was established in 1788. The building we currently use was opened in 1964. Our Sunday services are at 10.30 am and 6.00 pm. The Mission of this church is to make fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ; creating with Him, His community in the heart of our neighbourhood. For further details see www.pbbc.org.uk.
From our foundation as Potters Bar's Congregational Church in 1934 Potters Bar United Reformed Church has developed over the years into a modern and comfortable church centre with many amenities.
Our worship and activities are adapting to embrace new technology and the pressures of living in the Britain of today.
We are a welcoming and caring community offering a structured but slightly informal style of worship, although we remain quite traditional.
St Giles is a beautiful 12th century church. more modern additions include a Sir Ninian Comper Font cover and window. Worship is liberal Catholic with Sung Mass at 11.00am each Sunday and at 8pm on Feast days. The first Sunday of each month is an all age service and we have a children's group on the 3rd sunday of each month. St Giles has a number of interesting traditions, including a bread service on Christmas Eve and a brief service and sermon in the Black Horse Public House every year on Good Friday evening.
St John's Methodist Church provides a welcoming environment for worship and excellent facilities for community use. The Sunday services are at 10.30 a.m. offering a mixture of traditional and modern worship. On the second Sunday of the month there is Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. and a Family Service at 10.30 a.m. Junior Johns, our energetic Junior Church, meets every Sunday and during the week we run a Junior and a Senior Youth Club. For further details see our website or ring Revd Ali Facey (01707 652978).
St Margaret's is a beautiful mediaeval church in a small village, the worship is traditional Anglican, services begin at 9.15am each Sunday, Common Worship Eucharist on the 1st and 4th sundays, Book of Common Prayer Matins on 2nd and 5th sundays and BCP Holy Communion on 3rd Sunday.
St Mary the Virgin and All Saints was built in 1915, replacing the earlier St John's Church.
We are rooted in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England and are commited to dignified worship, good music and orthodox teaching. Our Sunday morning services are at 8am (Said Eucharist) and 10am (Sung Eucharist). Evensong at 5pm is on the second and fourth Sunday.
On the third Sunday of the month we hold our 10am Family Parade Service with our Uniformed Organisations.
For further details see our website.
5 January - King Charles the Martyr Anglican Church
2 February - St John's Methodist Church
2 March - St Mary's Anglican Church
6 April - Potters Bar Baptist Church
4 May - Evangelical Free Church
1 June - Our Lady and St Vincent's Roman Catholic Church
6 July - Potters Bar United Reformed Church
August - No Meeting
7 September - Christ Church Little Heath
5 October - King Charles the Martyr Anglican Church
2 November - Our Lady and St Vincent's Roman Catholic Church
7 December - St John's Methodist Church
4 January 2020 - St Mary's Anglican Church
6:30pm 1 December - Advent Procession at St Mary's Anglican Church