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!



The morning service last Sunday was Holy Communion, with the Rector, the Rev Gill Smith. In her address, the Rev Gill spoke of the very last session of the Bible in 100 Readings. Over the previous months, various important areas of the Bible had been highlighted to perhaps give people a better understanding of how this amazing book came to be written and to help the Bible reader gain an in depth knowledge as a way to strengthen beliefs and their Faith. The service next Sunday is Holy Communion with the Rev Gill.


First Steps are now on their summer break, and will reconvene in early September. Details about the Group can be obtained from Group Organiser, Sandy, on 01767 260430. Likewise, the Soul Cinema Youth Group are also taking a break until September. More information from 01767 260782 or subscribe to the newsletter by writing to: stmaryssoulcinema@gmail.com.


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.


Today, July 28, the Rev Gill Smith will be on BigglesFM at 8.15am with her Thought for the Day. Find her at 104.8 on the dial.  Later at 12.45pm, it is the monthly Parish Lunch in aid of St John’s Hospice at Moggerhanger. Please note, places at the lunch are limited to 60 so please come early to avoid disappointment.


Important change for the popular Craft and Chatter group who meet this evening as usual but today there is a change of venue. The meeting will be in the upstairs function room at the Rising Sun at 7.30pm. There is no entry charge this week. Details, call 01767 262287.


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  July 28:  9am  Benefice Holy Communion at Sutton Church  10.30am  Holy Communion


The service last Sunday was the shorter format Holy Communion, with the Children’s Treasure Boxes. In her address, the Rector, the Rev Gill Smith, re-introduced the final part of the Bible in one hundred readings, a series that has now been running for several months. This part starts with the “Apostles Teachings” and her theme for this week was Love and the teachings of Paul. Many weddings use 1 Corinthians 13 as the main reading during the service. This was from the teachings of Paul, how he defined Love. The Rev Gill also told how elements of this chapter, are used in a modified way, as the main part of the Marriage Vows. It was an appropriate day to talk of this as shortly before, she had read out the Banns for five couples getting married in the coming weeks! The Rev Gill had assistance during the children’s part of the service from 10 year old Tasarla, a pupil from Potton Middle School, who spoke very confidently into her microphone. The morning service next Sunday is Holy Communion, with the Rector.


First Steps toddler and baby group are meeting today in the church hall at 10am as usual. This is final meeting before the summer break, and the group reconvenes in early September. Details about the Group can be obtained from Group Organiser, Sandy, on 01767 260430. The Soul Cinema Youth Group will meet next Monday. More information from 01767 260782 or subscribe to the newsletter by writing to: stmaryssoulcinema@gmail.com.


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..


Next Friday, July 28, the Rev Gill Smith will be on BigglesFM at 8.15am with her Thought for the Day. Find her at 104.8 on the dial. Later at 12.45, it is the monthly Parish Lunch in aid of St John’s Hospice at Moggerhanger. Please note, places at the lunch are limited to 60 so please come early to avoid disappointment. The popular Craft and Chatter group meet the same evening in the church hall at 7.30pm. There is an entry charge of £2-50 and this includes refreshments. Details, call 01767 262287.


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 July 23: 9am Benefice Holy Communion 10.30am Holy Communion



Last Week In our Church


By Dave Thompson


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