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 Holy Communion (Said)

Rev Gill Smith

10.30  No Morning Service in Potton


10.15 Patronal Festival

Joint Benefice Service

With St Mary’s Choir

Rev Gill Smith


No Service

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 30 October 2016

 All Saints

Abraham, Isaac and Josef

Genesis 12: 1-9

Genesis 12: 10-20

sis 12: 1-9

Genesis 2

Genesis 3

Genesis 6:5 to 7:24

Genesis 8:1 to 9:17

Genesis 11:1-9


Old Testament

 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 Don’t forget to listen!


For full details

Diary - Current Month

This Week - In our Church

Next Parish Lunch - October 28 2016. Christmas Lunch - December 16. Tickets on Sale at October Lunch, £12


How to find us - GPS SG19 2RP

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Potton PCC And Clergy and Lay Ministry Team


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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!

Church Events


New Social Events

Hear the Church of Englands’

Weekly Podcast


 Hazel Różańska and Wendy Chappell

Walk of Witness 2016 Weekend of June 4/5 2016

Cockayne Hatley, SG19 2EA

Sutton, SG19 2ND

A Feast of Choral Music

October 22 A Feast of Choral Music. This was a fundraising Concert towards our Roof Fund kindly organised by Dr.Douglas Coombes MBE with the Ensemble of Friends and the Double Take Barbershop Quartet. The concert was a complete success and very enjoyable and raised around £400 for the fund. Many thanks go to Douglas and everyone taking part, for a really great evening.

Our Church Roof

We are pleased to announce that our roof alarm system has now been fitted. This has cost us £8000 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.

Contractors are now quoting for the actual repairs to the roof and it is hoped it will be done very soon, and make us waterproof before Winter sets in!

 After Helen Shapiro

Rev Gill has started a New Group starting on last week, 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

Billy Vunipola

Hear Billy and enjoy a Curry on October 25. See Poster

Sorry - Billy Vunipola Evening fully SOLD OUT






Daily Reading Reading

Annual Bonfire and Firework Party

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