The Benefice of Potton,  Sutton and Cockayne Hatley


Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

About Us

Potton, Sutton and Cockayne Hatley
are three  Church of England Parishes
in east Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
and the Diocese of St Albans.

Our three churches are:

St Mary’s Church, Potton

All Saint’s Church, Sutton

St John the Baptist’s Church, Cockayne Hatley

The Benefice of


 09.00 Benefice Holy Communion

Rev Gill Smith

10.30 Choral Holy Communion

Rev Gill Smith

12.30  Holy Baptism  

Rev Gill Smith



18.00  Evensong

Reader David Kilpatrick

09.00 Service of the Word

Reader David Kilpatrick

The three churches that make up our Benefice: Top, St Mary’s Church, Potton. Bottom left, St John the Baptist, Cockayne Hatley.

Bottom right, All Saints Church, Sutton

The Benefice Churches

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Mothers Union

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St Mary’s Church


With Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

Services for

Sunday 22 July 2018

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Thought for the Day


Rev Gill Smith can be heard giving her Thoughts on the 4th Friday of every month Don’t forget to listen!


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This Week - In our Church

Next Parish Lunch - July 27, 2018. There are plenty of places now available at the Lunch, why not come along and bring a Friend?


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Links to other Churches

The Church Butterfly Colony

For many years, there has been a colony of Tortoiseshell Butterflies in St Mary’s, they live there near the Choir Vestry but if you see one fluttering by, don’t evict it as it will probably kill it!


Hear the Church of Englands’

Weekly Podcast


 Hazel Różańska and Wendy Chappell

Cockayne Hatley, SG19 2EA

Sutton, SG19 2ND

Our Church Roof - Work Safety, Update

The roof repairs are now complete. The work to repair the damaged stonework will commence on July 9th. Please be aware that the area at the back of the church remains restricted for Health and Safety reasons, and the whole area is to be avoided due to the possibility of falling masonry. Restriction Notices have been placed accordingly.

2nd Reading


Mark 6: 14-29

Ephesians 1: 3-14

2 Samuel 6: 1-5,12b-19

1st Reading

Pastor Alan Watson

The Funeral of our friend Pastor Alan Watson, former leader of the Vineyard Church in Potton, took place at Bedford Crematorium on Monday July 9th. St Mary’s Church was officially represented by the Rev Barbara Johnson but  others were able to attend to give support to Alan’s Family and friends.

At 6pm, there was a memorial service for Alan at the Salvation Army, Commercial Road, Bedford.

Farewell Alan, you fought your Battle well

But in the end you lost and now you are in

the care of our Lord. RIP

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