The Benefice of Potton,  Sutton and Cockayne Hatley


        Potton

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

This Week In our Church


By Dave Thompson


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Last Sunday morning, the service was the shorter version of Holy Communion with treasure boxes for the children. As it was also Father’s Day, the children were encouraged to colour in Father’s Day cards that had been prepared for them The service was again conducted by the Rector. In her sermon, the Rev Gill talked about all our Fathers and what they mean to us even if they have passed on. But she also reminded us that we have another Father in Heaven, who always watches over us.

 

There is no morning service at St Mary’s next Sunday as the Benefice churches are all meeting at St John the Baptist Church at Cockayne Hatley, to celebrate their Patronal Festival, the birth of St John the Baptist. The service will be conducted by the Rev Gill Smith and will include the Mothers Union “Wave of Prayer”. Cakes and Coffee in the church will follow the service and then it is hoped that everyone plus many others, will move down the hill to St Mary’s Church field, where the annual Benefice picnic will take place. If wet, the party will move to the church hall. All are welcome.


Our First Steps toddler and baby group meet today, June 22, in the church hall at 9.30am. Details about the Group can be obtained from Group Organiser, Sandy, on 01767 260430. Morning Prayer services will be held next Monday at Cockayne Hatley Church, at  Sutton Church on Thursday, and on Tuesday and Friday at St Mary’s, all services at 9am. All are welcome. Our popular Craft and Chatter group will meet on June 29 at  7.30pm in the church hall. Details, call 01767 262287.


All other church activities, and any changes, can be found on the website: www.pottonparishchurch.org.uk and on our Facebook page with the very latest updated information.


Services for Sunday  June 24:  9am  Benefice Holy Communion (Said) at St Mary’s Church  10.30am St John’s Patronal Festival at Cockayne Hatley Church. This is a Benefice service.



Last Sunday morning, the service was Holy Communion conducted by the Rector,. The Rev Gill Smith. The church was quite full that morning as there was also a Holy Baptism during the service for young Tabatha and she was well supported by family and many friends. Following this service, there were two more Holy Baptisms for two more children so once again the church was filled, certainly a busy day for us. Next Sunday, the service will be the shorter version of Holy Communion with treasure Boxes for the children. The service will again be conducted by the Rector.


Don’t forget this amazing show is on next Monday, June 18.  “Would You Adam and Eve It!” is a theatre production at St Mary’s Church by the Searchlight Theatre Company, starting at 7.15pm. £10 per ticket. Paying adults can bring one child, 9-16,  free. The first 90 chapters of the Bible in 90 minutes! For all ages from 9+ Tickets from St Mary’s Church 01767 260782, Tysoes or Camerons, Potton Market Square.


Our First Steps toddler and baby group meet today, June 15, in the church hall at 9.30am. Details about the Group can be obtained from Group Organiser, Sandy, on 01767 260430.


Morning Prayer services will be held next Monday at Cockayne Hatley Church, at  Sutton Church on Thursday, and on Tuesday and Friday at St Mary’s, all services at 9am. All are welcome.


Our popular Craft and Chatter group will meet this evening at  7.30pm in the church hall. Details, call 01767 262287.


All other church activities, and any changes, can be found on the website: www.pottonparishchurch.org.uk and on our Facebook page with the very latest updated information.


Services for Sunday  June 17:  9am  Benefice Holy Communion (Said) at Sutton Church  10.30am Shorter version Holy Communion with Children’s Treasure Boxes.



Last Week In our Church


By Dave Thompson


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