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  Holy Communion

Rev Gill Smith


09.00  Matins

Reader David Kilpatrick


18.00  Deanery Lent Evensong

Rev Gill Smith with preacher

Rev Dr Canon Tim Bull

Director of Ministry on “Courage”

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 26 March 2017

  Mothering Sunday


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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 - March 31 2017. The 2016 Lunch proceeds of £4600, were presented to a representative from St John's Hospice at the January lunch.


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Potton PCC And Clergy and Lay Ministry Team


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What is Christianity?

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!

Church Events


New Social Events

Hear the Church of Englands’

Weekly Podcast


 Hazel Różańska and Wendy Chappell

Cockayne Hatley, SG19 2EA

Sutton, SG19 2ND

Our Church Roof

We are pleased to announce that the go-ahead has at last been given for the repairs to our roof. The Contractor has now been asked for a start date for the work and it is hoped it will be done very soon. We didn’t get it made totally waterproof  before Winter set in, only by temporary covering, but it is now hoped it will be finished before the Spring and Summer rains arrive!!

Thank you to everyone for your continuing support.

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Roof Donation from

Potton Schools

Rev Gill was handed a large bag of cash amounting to £415.14 which has been collected by the children of Potton Lower and Middle Schools during a non-uniform day. It is given for the roof fund. What an incredible gift.  The schools have given us almost £1,000 this year in their various ways. It is incredible and to our knowledge has never happened before.

Deanery Lent Evensong


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Old Testament

Exodus 2: 1-10

New Testament


2 Corinthians 1: 3-7

Luke 2: 33-35

Easter Lilies in St Mary’s Church

If you would like to make a contribution towards the cost of this year’s Easter Lilies, please contact Pat Thwaites who will be organising the Easter Flowers