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

Rev Gill Smith

10.30  Holy Communion with Prayers for Healing

And Holy Baptism of Abigail Lewis, Granddaughter of the Late Sue Lewis

Rev Gill Smith


09.00  Matins

Reader Simon Gutteridge


18.00  Evensong

Reader Simon Gutteridge

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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Sunday 28 May 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

The roof repairs are now underway. It is expected the work will take up to two months. Please be aware that scaffolding will be erected around the area, and for Health and Safety reasons, the whole area is to be avoided.

Val Robson

The Ashes of Val Robson who died in Kent in December, were interred in Potton Cemetery on Tuesday 11th April.

Potton Churches Together

Treasure Hunt, Prayer Walk and Picnic

Potton Baptist Church gave a warm welcome and provided hospitality on Saturday May 13th to members of all Churches in Potton, to enjoy a social occasion with them, something we perhaps do not do often enough. Thanks also go to the Vineyard Church for the interesting and fun Treasure Hunt.

Christian Aid Roast Lunch

After the Morning Service on May 21st there was a good gathering of church members to enjoy the Sunday Roast Lunch? Proceeds go to our Christian Aid Collection.

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.

Luke 9: 1-36

Matthew 14: 22-36

John 9

Mark 5: 1-20

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Luke 22: 1-13

Luke 22: 14-46