AN EVANGELICAL ANGLICAN CHURCH IN POTTERS BAR
We are the Anglican Church for Little Heath, on the northern edge of Potters Bar. We are an evangelical church, which seeks to believe, teach and live out the historic Christian faith with Jesus Christ and the Bible at the heart of our life and worship.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of 23rd March, the Archbishops have written to clergy in support of the measures requiring that churches must now close, both for private worship and public services.
Our church buildings are therefore now closed for public worship, private prayer and all other meetings and activities except for vital community services until further notice. Read our full statement here
We are still meeting together online at 10.00am each Sunday morning, and in smaller networks on virtual meetings throughout the week.
Join us at 10am on Sunday for Virtual Church here: www.cclh.org.uk/virtual
or Dial-in-Church by phone on 01707 927887
After Sunday's service, you can join "virtual coffee" here
Catch up on past services, Holy Week Readings and Dominic's video Thought for the Day on our YouTube Channel
VERSE OF THE YEAR 2020
MAY MISSION FOCUS
The Church of the Good Shepherd in Lima, Peru
The Good Shepherd Cathedral is part of a larger community known as The Anglican Communion, and within Peru, as part of the Anglican Diocese of Peru. The Church has existed in Peru since 1846. At first it was a church that served only the English-speaking expatriate community, but now is strongly committed to all of Peruvian society in religious life and integral mission. With the exception of the Cathedral, its congregations are Spanish-speaking.
The Church of the Good Shepherd has approximately 50 churches and missions situated in Lima and Arequipa, as well as church-planting missions in Juliaca, Cusco, Puno, Cabanaconde and the outlying poorer areas of Lima. It is a dynamic and growing Church committed to the preaching of the Gospel, Christian education, and social outreach work.
The Anglican Church's commitment to social outreach includes: two orphanages, four schools, a pre-university academy, health programs, a nutrition and development program, and work in prisons. Each week these ministries help approximately 1500 people.
There are youth programs in many of the churches, led by Peruvian youth leaders and CMS missionaries. Every church in the Diocese is expected to witness to Jesus Christ through social outreach work, and the Cathedral has its own projects and programs.
The Church runs a local arpilleras group to help local women to earn money to support their families. Arpilleras are 3D textile pictures made by co-operatives in shanty towns around Lima, which tell stories about local life and are a way for women to earn valuable funds to help feed and clothe their families.
In 2002, Christ Church Little Heath commissioned The Church of the Good Shepherd arpilleras group to make the picture designed by different groups in the church to commemorate the opening of the church foyer. It still hangs there - see photo opposite.
To learn more about the work of the Church of the Good Shepherd look at their site www.goodshepherdlima.org
MORE UPCOMING EVENTS
Our full safeguarding policies and the national guidelines and policies may be seen on our policies page here.
In summary we are committed to maintaining the highest of standards in our work with children and vulnerable adults; responding without delay to any and every complaint; co-operating fully with statutory agencies; responding well to support survivors of abuse.
If you would like to speak to our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Linda Bailey, then you can contact her via email on email@example.com or through the church office on 01707 662460. Alternatively you may wish to contact the diocesan safeguarding officer, Jeremy Hirst, whose contact details are.
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
Jeremy Hirst: 01727 818107 | 07867 350886 | firstname.lastname@example.org