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


Please note: This is the item for inclusion in the CHRONICLE NEXT FRIDAY. When read before Friday, days and dates might not appear correct!



What an amazing evening we had last Saturday with the very talented Lou Fellingham. She really put across her Gospel and Christian message to our not quite full capacity audience with a whole series of beautiful songs the words of which were on the large screen for everyone to follow. It was a lovely atmosphere with many joining in as they wished to do. It seems many people had travelled quite a way to join us. Other local churches   helped with putting the show together, all that help was gratefully received by us. It's a pity we didn't manage to sell all the tickets but we can say is that those who decided it wasn't for them missed out on an evening of Joy, Entertainment and Words that were thought provoking to everyone who did come.


The morning service last Sunday was our monthly shorter version Holy Communion with as usual, the children’s treasure boxes. Next Sunday morning, the service will be Holy Communion with the Rector, the Rev Gill Smith and during the service, there will be a chance for anointing for personal renewal. All are welcome.


Our Rector the Rev Gill Smith, will give her Thought for the Day on BigglesFM today at 8.15am, find her at 104.8 on the dial! First Steps toddler and baby group are today meeting at 10am in the church hall. New members and their Mums, are always welcome to join. No formalities, just turn up on the day. Please note: The Christmas party for the group is on December 8, which is the last day of the Current term. Details about the Group can be obtained from Group Organiser, Sandy, on 01767 260430. Also today, the Parish Lunch in aid of St John’s Hospice at Moggerhanger  is at 12.45pm in the church hall. Please note, places at the lunch are limited to 60 so come early to avoid disappointment. Christmas Lunch tickets will be on sale, again limited to 60. They must be purchased before the lunch which is on December 15.


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.

The full list of Advent and Christmas Services and Events, can be found on our website.

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


Service for Sunday  November 26:  9am  Benefice Holy Communion.  10.30am Shorter Holy Communion with anointing for personal renewal


The service last Sunday, November 12, was the Annual Potton Remembrance Service where we joined with Potton Churches Together, for services and ceremonies starting in the Market Square and continuing after the parade to the War Memorial in Sandy Road for the laying of Wreaths in tribute and the Two Minute Silence. We believe over 400 people came this year to join in Potton’s Annual Tribute to their Fallen Sons of two World Wars and other conflicts. This was an amazing turnout this year, Potton at it’s best!

The service next Sunday is the shorter version of Holy Communion with the Children’s Treasure Boxes. All are welcome.


First Steps toddler and baby group are today meeting at 10am in the church hall. New members and their Mums, are always welcome to join. No formalities, just turn up on the day. Details about the Group can be obtained from Group Organiser, Sandy, on 01767 260430. This evening, our popular Craft and Chatter group meet 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. Please note, there will also be a meeting on November 24, but no meetings during December. The dates for January onwards will be announced later. 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.


Service for Sunday  November 19:  9am  Benefice Holy Communion at Sutton Church.  9am  Morning Prayer  10.30am Shorter version Holy Communion with Children’s Treasure Boxes


Lou Fellingham, the well known Christian Gospel Singer and Songwriter, will be giving a concert of her style of Christian music in St Mary’s Church, Potton, on November 18. Tickets are £9 and the evening promises to be very entertaining. There is a link to hear some of her work on St Mary’s Church  website to give a flavour of the concert. See: www.pottonparishchurch.org.uk  There are still a few tickets available and they may be purchased at Camerons or Tysoes in Potton Market Square or can be booked by calling 01767 260782.




Last Week In our Church


By Dave Thompson


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