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



18.00  Evensong

LLW in Training, Amy Taylor

09.00 Matins

LLW in Training, Amy Taylor

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

Visiting Us - new  arrangements at Sutton! Can we help? #top NEWSLETTERS and MAGAZINES SUNDAY LINK Click here  Email here  to receive Sunday Link electronically Last week’s Sunday Link  New Newsletter “Word Up!” To receive Word-Up electronically, or a printed copy delivered. Contact Rev Gill

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St Mary’s Church


With Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

Services for

Sunday 27 May 2018

 Trinity Sunday


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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 - May 25, 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


John 3: 1-17

Romans 8: 12-17

Isaiah 6: 1-8



Last 2 sessions Tuesday May 8 and 22, 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.

1st Reading

PTSD 999

Our chosen Charity PTSD 999, has won an Anglia TV sponsored award of £46,000. Many of our members voted for them to be awarded for their work and to help them set up a 24 hour Helpline. The PTSD 999 team includes our own Rev Barbara who is Chaplain to the Charity. Congratulations to the team and thanks to those that voted.


To Church member Paula Evetts for raising the tidy sum of £717.50 for the Papworth Hospital Charity with her Tombola stall at the May Bank Holiday Fete. Paula received a new heart at Papworth 2 years ago.

Re-Opening Night at the Ek Raj

A Social  Evening has been arranged  supporting St Mary’s Church on May 24th. Click here to see poster

Janet Rothery

We are very sad to learn of the very sudden death of Janet last Monday at the age of 83. At this time, we think of Alan and pray for him, and for Andrew and Isobel and  their children.

May Janet Rest in Peace, now in safe care.

The funeral arrangements are in 2 parts: on Tuesday May 22, there is a Committal Service at Stevenage Crematorium at 2.45pm and on Wednesday May 23, a Memorial Service will be held at Howgills Quaker Meeting House, 42 South View, Letchworth, SG6 3JJ. All are welcome to come and pay their last respects to Janet at either or both services. Janet was a member of the Quaker Faith but came regularly to St Mary’s on a Sunday with her Husband Alan. She will be missed by St Mary’s Congregation but we hope many will give support to Alan at this time.