AN EVANGELICAL ANGLICAN CHURCH IN POTTERS BAR
Tea & coffee served from 10am in the foyer
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.
The Good News of Jesus is of welcome for all, with a particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy. In line with National Church Guidelines we as a church are committed to the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities. We fully accept and endorse the principle that the welfare of the child is paramount and offer regular training to all our volunteers. Further details of whom to contact are found at the bottom of the page.
Find us at:
Christ Church Little Heath, Great North Road, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 1JN
Car park entrance on Thornton Road.
VERSE OF THE YEAR 2020
EVENTS IN FEBRUARY
Cafe Church: Facing Anxiety
Sunday 2nd February
Millions in the UK struggle with anxiety. This month Karen Sleeman will be helping us explore what God has to say on the topic, and whether Christianity can help.
Cafe Church takes place on the first Sunday of most months in term time. We meet in church at 6.00 for 6.30pm, sitting around tables for coffee, cakes and snacks. We normally finish by 7.45pm, but there's no hurry to rush off.
Saturday 29th February
Come and join us for a Mission Supper.
We will have stalls and tables from all the agencies and people we support, with food from their countries.
There will be activities and quizzes for all ages to help you find out more about the people and the work that we support as a church. It will be a wonderful evening to bring people of all ages together to learn more about what we are giving to as a church.
JANUARY MISSION FOCUS
ANDREW & PENNEY BILLINGTON in UGANDA
In January we focus upon the work Andrew and Penney Billington support including the Vocational Training Centre they visited in October in a rural part of Uganda called Serere.
In Serere less than 1% of homes have electricity and piped water. Water is usually collected from water pumps. A skilled worker may earn £3 and unskilled worker £2 a day. Most people live in traditional mud and grass huts. 13 years ago the local community asked the Billingtons to help set up a vocational training centre as 90% of young people leaving school cannot find employment. There have been ups and downs since it started but each year it has been encouraging to visit students who now have work because of the training they received at BVTC.
Courses include: brick making and laying; carpentry; motor mechanics; welding; IT skills; and tailoring. The Centre is now licensed by the government and national exams can be taken there.
The major project in 2019, supported by Christ Church, was the building of a hostel for boys. Students and graduates from BVTC helped build this hostel using inter-locking bricks. (see photo on the notice board in the foyer). In 2020 they hope to build three workshops for: carpentry, motor mechanics and building construction. The Billingtons and the people of Serere thank Christ Church members for their love, prayers and support.
Learn more about their work by listening here and viewing the PDF slides
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