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  Benefice Holy Communion

This week

10.30 Holy Communion.

With Holy Baptism of Flora Watson

Rev Dr Les Oglesby


09.00  Service of the Word

LLW Margaret Pryor


No Service Today

Fifth Sunday of the month

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

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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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Luke 24: 13-35

Easter Lilies in St Mary’s Church

Thank you to everyone who made a contribution towards the cost of this year’s Easter Lilies.  Pat Thwaites designed a beautiful Altar display of these Easter Flowers shown below. The rest of the Easter flowers are on our Facebook page

Our Church Roof

We are pleased to announce that the go-ahead has at last been given for the repairs to our roof. The roof will be repaired soon as the start date agreed with our contractor is for May 2 onwards. It is expected the work will take up to two months. In the meantime, we have moved the Church Choir out of the Chancel because of continuous water ingress.

We didn’t get it made totally waterproof before Winter set in, only by temporary covering, but it is now hoped it will be finished before the Spring and Summer rains arrive!!

Thank you to everyone for your continuing support.

Val Robson

The Ashes of Val Robson who died in Kent in December, will be interred in Potton Cemetery at 12 Noon on Tuesday 11th April.


Good Friday

Annual Walk of Witness

Good Friday saw Potton Churches Together gather for the annual Walk of Witness. Quite a good turnout, maybe numbers were down a little from last year but more joined us later for the service remembering the events of the first Good Friday on the Market Square. The Walk was from St Mary's car park, along King Street and into the Square for the service. Afterwards, the Baptist Church invited everyone to their church for the now traditional Hot Cross Buns and a hot drink, and very welcome that was as everyone was able to relax and chat to fellow walkers. Thanks to all who came on the Walk and to all the organisers.

Pictures from the Walk and Service, can be found on our Facebook page

Acts 25: 14a, 36-41

sis 12: 1-9