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The week at St Mary's and the Benefice

Last Sunday, the Morning Service of Holy Communion with Holy Baptism, was conducted by the Rev Canon Lyndsay Dew, former Vicar of Dunton and Biggleswade area Rural Dean. The Baptism of Baby Hugo was preceded by a short sermon which cleverly led into the Baptism and the Rev Lindsay invited the whole of the congregation to join the family around the font to be a part of the service to welcome Hugo into the Church. It was a lovely service all round and perhaps a slightly different approach with the total integration of the Baptism into the Holy Communion service in a manner which was enjoyed by all present. Next Sunday, it is our popular Friends and Family intergenerational activity service, this month with a Harvest theme. All are very welcome to join us for this service with a difference. In the evening at 7.30pm, it is the October NightLight service of prayer, music and quiet reflection, led by Sarah and Heather.

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. Every Friday afternoon at 2.45pm, a service is held at Sutton Church for all those in the Benefice who want to end the week with quiet prayer and communion with others. All are welcome. Our First Steps toddler and baby group will as usual, in the church hall at the usual time of 9.30am. Further details about the group from Sandy on 01767 260430.

To book a family event service, a wedding, baptism etc. please contact the church on 01767 261202, please leave a message stating the reason for your enquiry, if necessary, and you will be contacted to discuss your requirements. E-mail: To book the Church Hall for an event, please contact Sandy on 01767 260430.

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

Services at St Mary’s Church, unless shown otherwise, for Sunday October 6th: 9am Benefice Holy Communion (Said) at Cockayne Hatley Church 9am Service of the Word at Sutton Church 10.30am Friends and Family Activity Service 7.30pm NightLight

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