The Week in our Benefice

September 15, 2019

The Morning Service last Sunday was the monthly shorter format Holy Communion, especially designed for children to understand about taking Communion by comparing items in their treasure boxes with what happens during elements of the actual service. The visiting Priest this week was the Rev Margaret Marshall who spoke of the Lost, and losing things during her interesting sermon. Next Sunday, the morning service is Holy Communion with the Rev Gillian Orpin.


Later last Sunday, Potton’s Annual Civic Service, conducted by our Associate Priest, the Rev Barbara Johnson, was held to thank and praise the work of the Town and District Councils and Councillors in and around Potton, the Emergency Services  and other elements of our society who endeavour to give us the services needed to keep our Community safe and well organised. The service was followed by tea and cakes in the church hall. Presentations were made to long serving Councillors Alan Leggatt and Peter Langridge, with thanks from the Council Chairman, and all present.


Morning Prayer services will be held next week, at  Sutton Church on Thursday, and on Tuesday and Friday at St Mary’s, all services at 9am. These services maybe cancelled at short notice if no leader is available. Our First Steps toddler and baby group will be meeting on Friday, in the church hall at the usual time of 9.30am. Further details about the group from Sandy on 01767 260430.




On Friday  20th September and Saturday 21st in St Mary's Church Hall, Potton, A Murder Mystery Evening! Another wonderful Murder Mystery Evening presented by the talented Potton Playhouse - Curse of the Red Scarab!! Tickets are available from Camerons or Tysoes in the Market Square, at a cost of £17.50, which includes a two course dinner. Booking essential.


Services at St Mary’s Church, unless shown otherwise, for Sunday September 22nd: 9am  Benefice Holy Communion (Said) 9am Service of the Word at Sutton Church 10.30am Holy Communion  3pm  Harvest Festival at Cockayne Hatley Church followed by auction of produce and afternoon tea.


Potton Parish Lunch                                             

Next Friday, September 27th at 12.45pm, in St Mary’s Hall, the St John’s Hospice Moggerhanger, Potton Support Group, sponsored by St Mary’s Church, are holding their monthly Parish Lunch. There should be places available so why not come along and enjoy a delicious home cooked meal from a menu which offers 6 choices and a dessert for only £7. Raffle. This is a very friendly event held to raise much needed funds for our local Hospice.

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