The Benefice of Potton,  Sutton and Cockayne Hatley


        Potton

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


Sue Ryder Care

St Mary’s Church, Potton, is proud to support the work of  St John’s Care Hospice at Moggerhanger by allowing a monthly Parish Lunch to be held in the Church Hall free of charge to the lunch organisers. This is usually at 12-45 on the last Friday of each month  and raises, on average, £4500 a year for the Hospice by providing a range of delicious Home Cooked Lunches to about 60 people, all for a very modest charge.

If you haven’t been to one of these lunches and want to know more about it or would like to help, please contact   Dave Thompson.

Next Parish Lunch: Friday January 26. The Presentation to St John’s Hospice will be at the 26 January 2018 lunch, with the proceeds from the 2016 lunches. A record sum of £4,600 was handed over earlier this year!

Notices

Soul Cinema  

Soul Cinema, a children’s film club, every Monday at 17.00 in the Church. More Information from Gill on 260782.  To subscribe to the newsletter, contact:                     stmaryssoulcinema@gmail.com   

Soul Cinema is now closed until further notice


First Steps

First Steps, an informal club for under school age children and their Mums/Carers meets in St Mary’s Hall every Friday at 10.00.   Next meeting is January 19 at 09.30


In the New Year, the Group restarted on January 12 at the new time of 9.30am.   Enquiries about joining to Sandy Gravestock on 260430.


Craft and Chatter

The next Craft and Chatter Evening is on January 26, 2018, 19.30 in St Mary’s Hall, an evening for anyone with Craft Hobbies of any sort to get together, swap ideas, show others what you do and enjoy the refreshments. Entry charge is £2-50 and includes the refreshments. More details call 01767 260792 or see Facebook.


The list of dates for 2018 is now available and can be seen on Church Noticeboards, Tysoes or pick one up at any C&C Meeting.


Word Up


Our new monthly News Sheet will be available from January. Please pick up your copy in any of our churches. To receive by email, contact: gillsmith.pot@gmail.com or find it on our website. Copies can be delivered by arrangement with Rev Gill


Church Roof Repair - Just Giving

The roof security has now been up graded and paid for by donations from individuals and some grant money. However, we have now closed our Just Giving Appeal but with a big THANK YOU to all those who gave in our times of need. Many Potton Townsfolk and others with a link to Potton from further afield, came to our aid very quickly and for this we shall always be grateful. Thank you again.

 

The roof repairs are now complete but the repairs to the damaged masonry will continue for longer. During this time, please keep away from the work area for Health and safety reasons.

     





Potton Storebox

St Mary’s are supporting the Potton Storebox project to supply food parcels to local needy families and individuals. Please leave items of non-perishables, toiletries or shop vouchers in the white bin near the church door or in the church hall.

Open the Book

The group that runs this scheme in Potton and Sutton Schools, is in need of fabrics to make costumes and scenery for the dramatised stories they tell. If you can help, please call Margaret or Fay on 260532 0r 261742.


Soul Cinema

A weekly group meeting with a film and discussion afterwards. Meetings are held in the upstairs Priests Room at St Mary’s and is aimed at the age group 10 upwards. Suggested attendance donation, £2. Every Monday, 17.00.  Further details - call 01767 260782 or write to: stmaryssoulcinema@gmail.com  


 Twitter Page

Follow @StMarysPotton on Twitter


Craft and Chatter Evening

The Craft and Chatter evenings are held at 19.30 in St Mary’s Hall, every 2 weeks. (Green Bin week in Potton!) Entry is £2.50 including refreshments. Pictures from the 1st evening, follow this link  See notice opposite for the next meeting date.


SEEROUND On Line

You can now sign up for Seeround on line by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/1NO4p2J

Chronicle Weekly Column or News items for the Comet

Don’t forget, I need your reports if you run a group and need publicity or wish to report something your group has been doing, so please send me your notes at the earliest opportunity ( Monday PM latest) so that they can be included in the weekly report.


Please email me  or give me your copy in Church.


Thanks, Dave Thompson



The Causeway

Please do not park in the triangle at the top of the Causeway in wet or icy weather as the residents find it difficult to get a run up to exit onto Hatley Road

HOME

COMING SOON.

LYCIG

6 session Local Course

St Mary’s Church


Next session

January 23


19.30 for 21.00


Film Night

January 20 in St Mary’s Hall

18.00 for 19.00 start


 "The Shack" Based on the Nature of the Trinity.


Entry £5 inc.  Pizza & Popcorn. Followed by optional discussion