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  Benefice Service

St Mary’s Patronal Service

Rev Gill Smith with Guest Speaker

Andy Bissex of the Bible Society


Benefice Service at Potton


Benefice Service at Potton

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

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Services for

Sunday 22 January 2017



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This Week - In our Church

Next Parish Lunch - January 27 2017. The 2016 Lunch proceeds will be presented to representatives from St John's Hospice at this lunch.


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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!

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 Hazel Różańska and Wendy Chappell

Weekend of June 4/5 2016

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Our Church Roof

We are pleased to announce that our roof alarm system has now been fitted.


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!

Ruth Burmo

There will be a memorial service for Ruth Burmo on Saturday 21st. January in St. Mary's Church Potton, at 3pm. For the many who knew her and respected her for her service to the community as a teacher, headteacher, councillor and trustee of Potton Consolidated Charity for many years, the service will be a final chance to bid a fond farewell to a lovely lady. The choir from Potton Lower School will be singing during the service, the school where Ruth was Headteacher for many years. A collection will be taken for Macmillan Cancer Support and for St Leonard’s Hospice, York.

Following the service, refreshments will be available in the church hall.

Old Testament

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Eric Jakes MBE

The funeral of Eric who died just before Christmas was held on January 6

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Judges 15&16:

Ruth 1-4:






Galations 4: 4-7

 7Judges 2: 16-3: 6

sis 12: 1-9

New Testament

Luke 1: 46-55