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

The Benefice of


No 09.00 Service today

10.30  Choral Holy Communion

With Guest Speaker Ms Toni Hasler

of the Petra Institute for Children’s Ministry

Rev Gill Smith

No Oasis Café Church

until further notice


09.00  Benefice Holy Communion (Said)

Rev Gill Smith



No Service

(5th Sunday)


The three churches that make up our Benefice: Top, St Mary’s Church, Potton. Bottom left, St John the Baptist, Cockayne Hatley.

Bottom right, All Saints Church, Sutton

The Benefice Churches

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St Mary’s Church


With Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

Services for

Sunday 29 May


 Trinity 1

1 Kings 18: 20-21,


Galatians 1: 1-12


Old Testament


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Links to other Churches

Luke 7: 1-10

The Church Butterfly Colony

For many years, there has been a colony of Tortoiseshell Butterflies in St Mary’s, they live there near the Choir Vestry but if you see one fluttering by, don’t evict it as it will probably kill it!

Church Events


New Testament

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Weekly Podcast


 Hazel Różańska and Charlotte Wylam

Paula Evetts

We are pleased to report that Paula has at last received the new heart she has needed for the last 3 years. The transplant operation was at Papworth recently and has been hailed as a success. Have you ever considered becoming a donor? Follow this link to find out how you can register and help people like Paula, Hazel and Jefferson, who is still waiting for his kidney and pancreas transplants.

NHS Organ Donation Scheme

APCM Reports 2016

Easter Flowers in St Mary’s. As usual, the Church was beautifully decorated with Spring Flowers. Thanks go to the team who did the arrangements.

Walk of Witness 2016

Services Next Sunday - May 29

There will be one service of Holy Communion (Said) for the Benefice at Sutton Church at 09.00, with the Rev Gill Smith.

At 10.30 at St Mary’s Church, it will be the service of Choral Holy Communion with the Rector but with a special Guest Speaker, Ms Toni Hasler, of the Petra Institute for Children’s Ministry and will be talking to us about intergenerational church.