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

Advent and Christmas Services 2017 Potton, Sutton and Cockayne Hatley

Location Key:

P= Potton

S= Sutton

C= Cockayne Hatley


Sunday 3 December

Advent Sunday


P      10.30       Friends and Families Service with Nativity

P      19.30       NightLight

S      09.00       Holy Communion with Hymns

C      09.00       Benefice Holy Communion

C      15.00       Candlelit Carol Service

Friday 8 December

P      10.00       First Steps Christmas Party

 Saturday 9 December

P      15.00       Pemdale Carol Service

P      19.30       St Mary’s Singers, Handels Messiah                         

                Tickets Free. This is St Mary’s Singer’s Final Concert

after 47 Years

Sunday 10 December

The Second Sunday of Advent

P      09.00       Benefice Holy Communion

P      10.30       Choral Holy Communion

P      16.30       Christingle

S      09.00       Matins

C      15.00       Evensong with Holy Baptism


Thursday 14 December

P      10.00       Potton Middle School Carol Service in St Mary’s Church

P      13.00       Mothers Union lunch in St Mary’s Hall, then

P      14.30       Mothers Union Carol Service  (St Mary’s  Hall)


Friday 15 December

P      12.45       Christmas Parish Lunch (Ticket Only bookings to 260002)

S      15.00       Christingle   

Sunday 17 December

The Third Sunday of Advent

P      09.00       Morning Prayer

P      10.30       Shorter Holy Communion, with Children’s Treasure Boxes

P      18.00       Nine Lessons and Carols Service

S      09.00       Holy Communion

S      16.30       Carol service

C      15.00       Evensong

Monday 18 December

P      18.00       Potton Lower School Carol Service in Church


Thursday 21 December

C      15.00       Locrian Choir Concert with Afternoon Tea

C      19.30       Locrian Choir Concert with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

Sunday 24 December

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Christmas Eve

P      09.00       Benefice Holy Communion

P      10.30       Choral Holy Communion

P      16.30       Crib Service for the Children

P      23.30       Midnight Communion. All are Welcome

S      16.30       Crib Service for the Children  



Monday 25 December

Christmas Day

C      09.00       Holy Communion

S      10.00       Holy Communion

P      11.00       Shorter Communion