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


09.00 Benefice Holy Communion

Order 1 - Said

Rev Gill Smith

10.30  Holy Communion

Order 1 - Sung with Prayers

Rev Gill Smith


09,00  Matins

Reader David Kilpatrick


18.00  Evensong

Reader David Kilpatrick

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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Mothers Union

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St Mary’s Church


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Services for

Sunday  22 October 2017

  Luke the Evangelist


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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!


Hear the Church of Englands’

Weekly Podcast


 Hazel Różańska and Wendy Chappell

Cockayne Hatley, SG19 2EA

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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.

Old Testament

New Testament


Luke 10: 1-9

2 Timothy 4: 5-17

Acts 16: 6-12a

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

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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.

David Barker  

Our Final Tribute

On Monday afternoon, members of St Mary’s Church and Choir, paid their last respects to David Barker, our Choirmaster. The church was packed to capacity for this service with many friends from far and wide also attending. David had been in the RAF as a Bandsman for much of his life and was a musician in everything he did whether it was teaching others, conducting choirs and bands, writing music, anything really to do with music. We also found out that he was an expert on the railway system in this country, something that had become a hobby, something that was very different to his music!

An RAF Bandsman played the Last Post as David left the Church, a fitting tribute from his former colleagues.

David sadly died two weeks ago with his family around him  at the age of 80, after a long illness. He is now resting peacefully and we remember him in our prayers.