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  No Service this week

10.30  Friends and family

Harvest Celebration

Wendy Chappell and Team with

Reader Simon Gutteridge

19.30  NightLight Eucharist

Rev Gill Smith, Heather Gale, and

Sarah Banks


09.00 Service of the Word

Reader David Kilpatrick


09.00 Holy Communion (Said)

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



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St Mary’s Church


With Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

Services for

Sunday 2 October 2016

 Trinity 19

Lamentations 1: 1-6

2 Timothy 1: 1-14


Old Testament


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Thought for the Day


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Next Parish Lunch - September 30 2016. 


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What is Christianity?

Links to other Churches

Luke 17: 5-10

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 Testament

New Social Events

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Weekly Podcast


 Hazel Różańska and Wendy Chappell

Walk of Witness 2016 Weekend of June 4/5 2016

Cockayne Hatley, SG19 2EA

Sutton, SG19 2ND

Harvest Festival

Last Sunday morning, St Mary’s held their traditional Harvest Festival service with Holy Communion. The church was decorated with harvest items of local produce and bread but the Congregation were asked to bring gifts of non-perishable goods which could be passed on to the Potton Storebox Food Bank for the needy. A good selection of these goods were collected for this charity.

Our Church Roof

We will need  a roof alarm system otherwise future insurance may not be possible. With this in mind, ideas are needed to raise about £8000 for the alarm.This alarm will be fitted soon but we still need to keep raising money towards the cost as some has had to be borrowed in the short term. To donate, please use our Just Giving scheme: If you have any other ideas, please talk to a Churchwarden or the Rev Gill.

LLW Team and Rev Barbara Johnson Presentations

 After Helen Shapiro

Rev Gill has started a New Group starting on Tuesday 27 September, for anyone who would like to “Unpack” further Helen’s message, or to explore questions raised by what Helen has said. To join the group, contact Gill on 260782 or by email

Sutton Flower


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