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


10.30  Friends and Family Service, “Thanking and Giving”

Wendy Chappell and Team and

 Reader Simon Gutteridge

19.30  NightLight

Sarah Banks and Heather Gale

With Rev Gill Smith


09.00 Traditional Harvest Festival

With Holy Communion

Rev Gill Smith


09.00 Benefice Holy Communion

Rev Barbara Johnson

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

WorshipChildren and  Young People  More detailsMarriageSutton Church of England Voluntary Aided Lower School

Mothers Union

Mothers Union



for our world

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 Monthly Rotas



(Now in Magazine)

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The news  is included on our website because at the heart of the Church’s ministry is prayer for our world. Click here to be taken to our News, Weather and Current Affairs  page. Click here for more resources to help you pray

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St Mary’s Church


With Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

Services for

Sunday 1 October 2017

  Trinity 16


 Biggles FM

104.8 on the dial

Thought for the Day


Rev Gill Smith can be heard giving her Thoughts on the 4th Friday of every month Don’t forget to listen!


For full details

Diary - Current Month

This Week - In our Church

Next Parish Lunch - September 29 2017. 


How to find us - GPS SG19 2RP

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St Mary’s Church Hall Potton

Potton PCC And Clergy and Lay Ministry Team


Services Intercessions
The Ministry Team

What is Christianity?

Links to other Churches

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


Hear the Church of Englands’

Weekly Podcast


 Hazel Różańska and Wendy Chappell

Cockayne Hatley, SG19 2EA

Sutton, SG19 2ND

Hurricane Devastation

The Bishop of St Albans has launched a special appeal for churches and vicarages to be rebuilt and grants to parishioners who have been injured in our companion Diocese of East Caribbean and Aruba.

Humanitarian aid is being directed through the Red Cross.

See Flyers in our Benefice Churches  

Our Church Roof - Work Safety, Update

The roof repairs are now complete. However the work to repair the damaged stonework will take longer to complete. Please be aware that the area at the back of the church remains restricted for Health and Safety reasons, and the whole area is to be avoided due to the possibility of falling masonry. Restriction Notices have been placed accordingly.

Parish Magazine Editor

Next year, our Parish Magazine Editor, Sally, will be retiring from the post so a new editor is urgently needed. If you are a member of St Mary’s and are looking for a challenge, could this be the job for you? Full training will be given. If you are interested, please contact the Rector.

Old Testament

New Testament


Matthew 21: 23-32

Philippians 2: 1-13

Exodus 17: 1-7

Lou Fellingham

Lou will be giving a concert of her style of Christian music in St Mary’s Church on November 18. Tickets will be £9 and the evening promises to be very entertaining. Here is a link to hear some of her work, to give a flavour of the concert:

Potton: Lou Fellingham Concert in Potton

See Also: Lou Fellingham

Little Stars Memorial Service

Miscarriage, Stillborn, Neonatal and Baby loss,

A family friendly service to remember those little ones that we have lost but are always in our hearts

On Sunday 15th October 2017 ,at 6.30pm

(To coincide with the national 'Wave of Light' services held all over the uk)

St Mary's Church, Potton

For more details contact

 Paula on 01767262287 or Fiona on 07771755508