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  Morning Prayer

LLW Janet Baillie

10.30 Shorter Holy Communion

With Children’s Treasure Boxes

 Rev Gill Smith

12.30  Holy Baptism of

Henry Duncombe-Smith

Rev Gill Smith



15.00  Evensong

Rev Gill Smith

09.00  Benefice Holy Communion

Rev Gill Smith

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

Mothers Union



for our world

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St Mary’s Church


With Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

Services for

Sunday 21 January 2018

Epiphany 2


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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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Diary - Current Month

This Week - In our Church

Next Parish Lunch - January 26, 2018. Presentation today to St John's Hospice.


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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. However the work to repair the damaged stonework will take longer to complete. 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.

Old Testament

New Testament


John 2: 1-11

Revelation 19: 6-10

Genesis 14: 17-20

Word Up

Our new monthly News Sheet, Word Up,  will be available from January. Please pick up your copy in any of our churches. To receive by email, contact: or find it on our website.

Copies can be delivered by arrangement with Rev Gill


Next Tuesday (23rd), the LYCIG Local Course on Church growth will begin at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church. Please join the course and be set on fire with love for God.

Film Night

“The Shack” a film based on the excellent theological novel by William Young on the nature of the Trinity, will be shown in St Mary’s Hall on Saturday January 20 at 6pm for 7pm start. Cost £5 including Pizza and Popcorn! For those who wish to stay, there is an optional discussion afterwards.



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