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

This Week In our Church


By Dave Thompson


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The service last Sunday at 10.30am, was the shorter version of Holy Communion with the children’s Treasure Boxes. This service helps newcomers to Holy Communion, to learn about the elements of the service and their meaning. It is popular with the children as they help the Rector throughout the service. Next Sunday it is Holy Communion again with the Rector, the Rev Gill Smith, but assisted by Reader Simon Gutteridge who will be preaching the sermon.


The Rev Gill Smith will be on BigglesFM at 8.15am today with her Thought for the Day. Find her at 104.8 on the dial. Today, our First Steps toddler and baby group are meeting in the church hall at 10am as usual. Details about the Group can be obtained from Group Organiser, Sandy, on 01767 260430.


Our popular Craft and Chatter group next meet on September 22 at 7.30pm in the church hall. If you have a craft hobby of any sort, please bring it along and join the group, maybe get new ideas from regular members. There is an entry charge of £2-50 and this includes refreshments. Details, call 01767 262287.

 

Morning Prayer services will be held next Monday at Cockayne Hatley Church, at  Sutton Church on Thursday, and on Tuesday and Friday at St Mary’s, all services at 9am. All are welcome.


All other church activities, and any changes, can be found on the website: www.pottonparishchurch.org.uk and on our Facebook page with the very latest updated information.


Services for Sunday  September 24:  9am  Benefice Holy Communion at St Mary’s. 10.30am Holy Communion


Every Sunday morning at 9am, one of our Benefice churches, St John’s at Cockayne Hatley, All Saints at Sutton or St Mary’s in Potton, hosts a service of Holy Communion. Benefice members can meet up at the host church for the “Said” service, there is no music and the service is shorter than the Holy Communion services held at St Mary’s later in the morning. Anyone in the Benefice area is very welcome at these services. This weekend the service is at Sutton church.


Last Sunday, the morning service at St Mary’s was Holy Communion with the Rector, the Rev Gill Smith. The service this coming Sunday at 10.30am, is the shorter version of Holy Communion with the children’s Treasure Boxes. This service is to help newcomers to Holy Communion, learn about the elements of the service and their meaning. The Rector is conducting the service and would like to give a big welcome  to you if you haven’t been to one of services before.

Our First Steps toddler and baby group are back in the church hall at 10am as usual. This is the first meeting since  the summer break. Details about the Group can be obtained from Group Organiser, Sandy, on 01767 260430. Our popular Craft and Chatter group next meet on September 22. There is an entry charge of £2-50 and this includes refreshments. Details, call 01767 262287.


Morning Prayer services will be held next Monday at Cockayne Hatley Church, at  Sutton Church on Thursday, and on Tuesday and Friday at St Mary’s, all services at 9am. All are welcome.


Our sister church in Sutton, are holding their Annual Flower Festival with the theme “Songs of Praise”, this weekend, September 16/17. On the Sunday, their famous Duck Race will take place at the Pack Horse Bridge at 3pm. Ducks can be bought for £2, who will win top prize for first past the post?

All other church activities, and any changes, can be found on the website: www.pottonparishchurch.org.uk and on our Facebook page with the very latest updated information.


Services for Sunday  September 17:  9am  Benefice Holy Communion at Sutton Church  or 9am Morning Prayer at St Mary’s. 10.30am Shorter Format Holy Communion with Children’s Treasure Boxes



Last Week In our Church


By Dave Thompson


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