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,

Activities and worship for all ages

Reader Simon Gutteridge, Wendy and Team

19.30  NightLight

Sarah Banks and Heather Gale


10.15 Service of the Word

Reader David Kilpatrick


09.00  Benefice Holy Communion (Said)

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

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St Mary’s Church


With Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

Services for

Sunday 2 July 2017

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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!

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Roof progress

The roof work is well underway but it is likely to take a bit longer than the estimate due to more stonework damage that has been discovered.

Inside the church, the Chancel and Vicars Vestry have been stripped of most items, or covered over. This includes the Organ although this is still playable.

Our Church Roof - Work Safety, Update

The roof repairs are almost complete. However the work to repair the damaged stonework will take longer to complete. Please be aware that scaffolding will remain around the area, and for Health and Safety reasons, the whole area is to be avoided.

St Mary’s Church

Annual Summer Banquet

On Saturday evening, June 3, St Mary’s held their annual Summer Banquet. This was a black tie and posh frock evening, but this year with a mask, although this was not compulsory! The evening was enjoyed by just under 50 diners and their was the usual sumptuous menu. Pictures have been posted on our facebook page

A Memorial Plaque for Eric Jakes

Lesley Mayne unveiled a plaque for Eric on Monday May 8 on Potton Market Square. This day was Eric’s Birthday.

1 Timothy 3

1 Timothy 6: 3-21

Timothy 2:

Timothy 3: 10-4:5

Thessalonians 4: 13-5:11

Colossians 1:1-23

Acts 13 & 14:

Acts 15:

Acts 16 - 20:

Acts 25 - 28:

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1 Corinthians 13

Patronal Festival Cockayne Hatley Church

Next Sunday, June 25, St John’s Church at Cockayne Hatley is holding it’s Patronal Festival. The service is at 15.00 and is a Choral Evensong service to which all members of the Benefice are cordially invited to. Following the service, the Ladies of  St John’s will be serving up their usual sumptuous tea, not to be missed!