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 No Morning Service today

See Cockayne Hatley

12.00 - Benefice Picnic, St Mary's Church Field. Follows Cockayne Hatley Patronal Festival



10.30 - Benefice Service, Patronal Festival of St John the Baptist Church,  

With the Mother's Union

"Wave of Prayer".

Service will be followed by Cakes and Coffee  

Rev Gill Smith

09.00 No Morning Service today

See Cockayne Hatley

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

WorshipChildren and  Young People  More detailsMarriageSutton Church of England Voluntary Aided Lower School

Mothers Union

Mothers Union



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St Mary’s Church


With Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

Services for

Sunday 24 June 2018

 Birth of St John the Baptist


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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 - June 29, 2018. There are plenty of places now available at the Lunch, why not come along and bring a Friend?


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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 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


Luke 1: 57-66, 80

Galatians 3: 23-end

Isaiah 40: 1-11

1st Reading

Sutton Flower Festival 2018

Sutton village will hold its Annual Flower Festival and Exhibition of local Art work in All Saints Church on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July. The theme will be A Night at the Theatre and the church will be open both days from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free, although donations are always gratefully accepted.

Refreshments will be available and a variety of stalls will be open from 1pm to 5pm in the garden directly opposite the Church.

The famous Sutton Duck Race will take place on Sunday 1st July at 3pm, from the ancient Sutton Packhorse Bridge and Ford. Tickets to sponsor ducks are £2 each and can be obtained from John, on 0778 6657029, or Derek, on 01767 261742. There will be prizes of £150 for the first duck home and £50 and £25 for the second and third ones to reach the bridge.

Pictures from last year

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New Newsletter

 “Word Up!”

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12.00  Sunday 24 June Benefice Picnic, St Mary's Church Field. Follows Cockayne Hatley Patronal Festival