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 service last Sunday, was again with the Rev Barbara Johnson, Chaplain to Blue Hero Foundation PTSD999, a Charity supported be St Mary’s Church. The service was the alternative shorter Holy Communion with the Children’s Treasure Boxes.


Next Sunday, the morning service will be with the Rector, the Rev Gill Smith and will be Choral Holy Communion.


Our toddler and baby group, First Steps, are now on Summer recess and will return in September but if details are needed before the return, please contact Sandy on 01767 260430. Our Craft and Chatter group will continue to meet throughout the summer and will next meet at 7.30pm on Friday July 27 in the church hall.


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 Rev Gill Smith will be on BigglesFM at 8.15am on July 27 with her Thought for the Day. Find her at 104.8 on the dial. Later the same day at 12.45pm, it is the monthly Parish Lunch in aid of St John’s Hospice at Moggerhanger. Please note, there are now places available at the lunches so if you haven’t been before, why not try one of our home made meals with a choice of 5 or 6 dishes plus a variety of desserts to follow. Two courses plus a hot drink, only £7.


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 22:  9am  Benefice Holy Communion  10.30am Choral  Holy Communion  12.30pm  Holy Baptism


The service last Sunday was Holy Communion with our Associate Priest the Rev Barbara Johnson, Chaplain to the Blue Hero Foundation PTSD999. In her address, the Rev Barbara spoke of her work years in the Civil Service and making friends with people at work, friendships that have lasted many years. She compared working friendships with our constant friendship with God, which is for life. The service next Sunday, again with the Rev Barbara, will be the alternative shorter Holy Communion with the Children’s Treasure Boxes.

Our First Steps toddler and baby group meet today, July 13, in the church hall at 9.30am, for the last time this term. Details about the Group can be obtained from Group Organiser, Sandy, on 01767 260430. The group will return in September after the summer break. The next meeting of our popular Craft and Chatter group is this evening at 7.30pm in the church hall. Morning Prayer services will be held next Tuesday and Friday at St Mary’s, both services at 9am. There are no services at Sutton or Cockayne Hatley churches next week.  All are welcome.


Here are some future events to be held by St Mary’s Church, later in the year. Please mark on your calendars but more information on each of these will be published in this column nearer the time:

26th August 12 noon onwards - Party on Potton Posh Picnic

14th September - Hawaiian night.

24th October - Heroes: Theatre night in church

26th October - Film night: Pizzas and popcorn

27th October - Dinner £15.00 each and bring a non-church member guest free.

3rd November - Bonfire night in St Mary’s Field

17th November - Jamaican evening

16th December - Carol Service

22nd December - Christmas social event.


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 15:  NO 9am  Benefice Holy Communion this week  9am Morning Prayer  10.30am Shorter  Holy Communion  



Last Week In our Church


By Dave Thompson


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