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 at 09.00

09.00  Morning Prayer

Reader Simon Gutteridge

10.30  Holy Communion

Rev Barbara Johnson


09.00  Service of the Word

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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for our world

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St Mary’s Church


With Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

Services for

Sunday 27 August 2017

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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!


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Diary - Current Month

This Week - In our Church

Next Parish Lunch - August 25 2017. This will be salad based this month


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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!

Church Events


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 Hazel Różańska and Wendy Chappell

Cockayne Hatley, SG19 2EA

Sutton, SG19 2ND

Roof progress

The roof work is now complete 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 put back to order and now the repair work on the Organ has been completed.

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.


The renowned Sutton Flower Festival and Exhibition of Local Art will take place this year during the weekend of 16th and 17th September. See Poster
This is to let you know that tickets for the famous Sutton Duck Race are available now from us, the Village Hall Committee and several outlets in Sutton Village. They are priced at £2 each, with top prize of £150, so support Sutton Village Hall and All Saints church and give yourselves a chance to win the prizes! Let us know if you would like your tickets! Margaret is seeking examples of local art to display and offer for sale if you like, so let us know if you would like to join in! Contact 261742/260788

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 16: 13-20

Romans 12: 1-8

Exodus 1: 8-2: 10