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 (Said)  

Rev Gill Smith

10.30 Holy Communion

Rev Gill Smith

12.30  Holy Baptism of

Henry Worthington

Rev Gill Smith



18.00  Evensong

Rdr David Kilpatrick

09.00  Service of the Word

Rdr 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

Mothers Union



for our world

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St Mary’s Church


With Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

Services for

Sunday 22 April 2018

 Easter 4


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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 - April 27, 2018


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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. However the work to repair the damaged stonework should commence in July this year. 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


John 10: 11-18

1 John 3: 16-end

Acts 4: 5-12



Next session, Tuesday April 24, 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 of God.

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1st Reading

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Jefferson Tarn

 18 February 1975 - 22 March 2018

 Many of you knew Jefferson  Tarn,  sadly he died recently  after a very  brave battle  against a very long  illness. We  send our condolences to  Natalie,  his wife, his son and his sister  and the family in general. His funeral and memorial service took place at St Mary’s on Tuesday 10 April 2018 and it was pleasing to see many came to give their final respects to this brave young man, only 43.  


There was a funeral tea in the Church Hall afterwards.

Medieval Banquet - April 21

The Banquet is now full subscribed, sorry, no tickets left. Watch for more events later in year