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

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Our Mission begins and ends in prayer and worship, centred around
- but not exclusive to - the sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.


Every Christian has a part to play in the life of the Church.  
Our Vision for Action will help us see how everyone can do something,
from praying quietly at home, offering practical help,
to being part of our Local Ministry Team or even Ordination!


Our lives should invite others to think positively about the Christian faith. We should all seek to grow in faith and holiness.



1  Becoming more of a praying and worshipping people and developing our worship tradition

2  Being good Stewards of God’s gifts to us - especially by being financially  sound


3  Developing our buildings to the  glory of God and the service of of  our neighbours

4  Creating a Local Ministry Team in by 2008 with ordained and lay  members

5  Becoming outward looking to the worldwide Church, concerned with  fair trade, with world development  and the environment


6  Increasing adult learning about our faith

7  Developing age specific activities for all age groups

8  Making new disciples and doubling our average attendance at worship by the end of 2008