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



18.00  Evensong

Reader Simon Gutteridge

09.00  Service of the Word

Reader Simon Gutteridge

12.30  Holy Baptism

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 23 September 2018

 Trinity 17


 Biggles FM

104.8 on the dial

Thought for the Day

Rev Gill Smith can be heard giving her Thoughts on the 4th Friday of every month at 8.15am. Don’t forget to listen!


For full details

Diary - Current Month

This Week - In our Church

Next Parish Lunch - September 28, 2018. There are plenty of places now available at the Lunch, why not come along and bring a Friend?


How to find us - GPS SG19 2RP

Going on Holiday? Click here to find  a nearby Church St Mary’s Church Hall Potton

Potton PCC And Clergy and Lay Ministry Team


Services Intercessions
The Ministry Team

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!


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 8: 27-end

James 3: 13-4:3,7-8a

Proverbs 31: 10-End

1st Reading

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Recently, St Mary’s Church and Christians Against Poverty, the award winning debt counselling charity, launched it’s partnership with St Mary’s as one of it’s “CAP Money” Churches. Jayne Howard has been appointed as our own CAP Money Coach. “CAP Money” is a money management course that teaches budgeting skills.

The first 4 week course will run on the following Tuesday evenings: 11&25 September and 9&23 October. The venue is the St Mary’s Hall and the sessions start at 7.30pm. Book your place by contacting Jayne, the Tutor by email@ Jayne Howard or call the Benefice Office on 260782.

New Newsletter

 “Word Up!”

To receive Word-Up electronically, or a printed copy delivered,

Contact Rev Gill



Harvest Festivals

SUTTON 7 October 3pm with Auction and Tea

POTTON 7 October  10.30 Friends and Family Service

POTTON 14 Ocober  10.30 Traditional Harvest Festival

Cockayne Hatley 21 October 3pm with Auction & Tea

Confirmation Classes 2018

 Classes start September 24th

Contact Rev Gill to register

01767 260782

Judith Barker

Judith has had an unfortunate fall whilst staying with her daughter. She has broken her ankle and but has now been transferred from a London Hospital to Hinchinbrook. However, Judith has suffered an unrelated setback since and she is unwell.  At this time, visitors may see her for a maximum of 10 minutes  but please contact Rev Gill or Churchwarden Hazel before going. However, we understand that cards or notes sent to her directly would be very welcome. The address is Mrs J. Barker, Baytree Ward, Hinchinbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, PE29 6NT. In the meantime, we must continue praying for Judith’s early recovery.


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