Start Programme

Occuring
for 34 days, 1 hour
Venue
Potton: St Mary the Virgin
Address
Hatley Road Potton Bedford, SG19 2RP, United Kingdom

A six week course which started 15th February and will run for 5 Wednesdays in the Community Hall Potton.

We will meet for a meal at 7pm and the course will begin at 7.30 for an hour and a half.

We will look at:

21 February - God - does he exist and if so what is he like?

28 February - Mess - why is the world and all of us so messed up?

6 March - Jesus - who was he, and how can he be relevant today?

13 March - Cross - what can the death of Jesus mean for us now?

20 March - Onwards - how can I move forward with God in my life?

If you have got questions about life and the Christian faith and are looking for answers, why not make a "Start!"?

If you would like to join us please contact 01767 261713.

Thank you.

Page updated on 16th February 2024.

NightLight

Occuring
for 329 days, 1 hour
Venue
Potton: St Mary the Virgin
Address
Hatley Road Potton Bedford, SG19 2RP, United Kingdom

This beautiful informal, candlelit service with a different theme to reflect on each month, is an oasis of calm before the busy week begins. All are most welcome.

We have now returned to St Mary's where the service, which starts at 7.15pmpm, will begin with refreshments.

In addition, this service will be shown via Zoom for those unable to attend.

Please contact Sarah B for details

Our themes for the year to January 2025 are:

March 10th Lament

April 14th Eternal Love

May 12th Thy Kingdom Come

June 9th Thankfulness

July 14th Doubt

August 11th Technology and Faith

September 8th Neighbours

October 6th Living with Conflict. Please note this is the FIRST Sunday. We have deconflicted from our Baby Loss Service on 13th.

November 10th Strength and Weaknesses

December 8th Jesus Prince of Peace

January 12th What will be our Legacy

This page was updated on 16 February 2024

First Steps

Occuring
Every Friday at for 2 hours
Venue
St Mary's Church Hall
Address
St Mary's Church Hall, Hatley Road Potton, SG19 2RP, United Kingdom

Providing for children 0 - 4 years, our friendly, inclusive group welcomes parents and carers to bring their children to us every Friday for 2 hours from 0930 in the Church Hall. A healthy snack is provided to the children at 1030 and coffee and cakes are available for parents and carers continuously!!

All this for £2 per child.

All money raised is reinvested in the group.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Page updated 29 November 2023

School term time only, now includes half term break time

Holy Week Services

Occuring
for 9 days, 1 hour
Venue
Potton: St Mary the Virgin
Address
Hatley Road Potton Bedford, SG19 2RP, United Kingdom

The following services and events will take place in the Benefice during Holy Week

1. Saturday 23rd March - Performance of The Passion - St Mary's Potton at 7pm

2. Sunday 24th March - Palm Sunday Benefice Service - St John's Cockayne Hatley at 1000 . Available via Zoom.

3. Monday 25th March - Compline - St Mary's Potton at 7pm . Available via Zoom

4. Tuesday 26th March - Compline - All Saints Sutton at 7pm

5. Wednesday 27th March - Compline - St John's Cockayne Hatley at 7pm. Available via Zoom

6. Maundy Thursday 28th March - Agape Meal Service and The Watch - St Mary's Potton at 7.30pm. Available via Zoom

7. Good Friday 29th March - Walk of Witness from St Mary's to Salvation Army Chapel at 10am

8. Good Friday 29th March - Hour by the Cross at All Saints Sutton at 1200

9. Good Friday 29th March - Hour by the Cross at St Mary's Potton at 1pm

10. Good Friday 29th March - Hour by the Cross at St John's Cockayne Hatley at 2pm. Available via Zoom

11. Saturday 30th March - Vigil and Communion at St John's Cockayne Hatley at 8pm. Available via Zoom

12. Sunday 31st March - Holy Communion at All Saints Sutton at 9am

13. Sunday 31st March - All age Communion and Easter Egg Hunt at St Mary's Potton at 1030. Available via Zoom

14. Monday 1 April - Meet at St Mary's for pilgrimage to St Albans. Start of 5.5 walk from Harpenden.

He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Choral Holy Communion

Occuring
Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
Venue
Potton: St Mary the Virgin
Address
Hatley Road Potton Bedford, SG19 2RP, United Kingdom

Traditional service of Holy Communion with organ and robed choir.

PARISH LUNCHES ARE BACK!!

Occuring
Every Last Friday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
Potton: St Mary the Virgin
Address
Hatley Road Potton Bedford, SG19 2RP, United Kingdom

We are thrilled to announce that our monthly Parish Lunch for 48 will be held on the last Friday of every month recommencing Friday 25th February at 1245 in St Mary's Church Hall.

The next lunch has been moved from the last Friday this month to cater for The Potton Playhouse.

Our lunch will be held on FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY.

It will return to the normal practice from March.

Thank you.

Page updated Thursday 15th February.

Friends & Family

Occuring
Every First Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
Venue
Potton: St Mary the Virgin
Address
Hatley Road Potton Bedford, SG19 2RP, United Kingdom

Our wonderful intergenerational themed services (Friends and Family) HAVE RETURNED with something for everyone whether used to church or a complete newcomer. A variety of expressions of worship in various parts of our church building, including a quiet service of Morning Prayer with short sermon, crafts and activities for all ages, singing and music, prayer, Bible readings and all-age talk, coffee and cakes. Everyone welcome!

We celebrated our first live service for several months on 6th March 2022. It was a truly uplifting Lent service, attended by 11 children and 39 adults, who took the time to remember the people of Ukraine by lighting individual candles. April and May's services were equally well attended. There was no service in June as we celebrated Pentecost and Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee.

The service is always well attended and it is a joy to watch the various people producing such creative objects.

The next F and F Service will be held on Sunday 3rd March 2024. The theme will be Lent. Please join us for what is always a wonderful service.

In addition if you attend regularly or are attending for the first time you will be very welcome to join in the various activities, eat the lovely cakes and biscuits and take home a little gift.

This page was updated on 16 February 2024

St Mary's Shorter Communion returned in September 2022.

Occuring
Sunday 18 September 2022 at for 1 hour
Venue
Potton: St Mary the Virgin
Address
Hatley Road Potton Bedford, SG19 2RP, United Kingdom

Please bear with us as we make preparations to provide a variety of services across the age range, as we come out of lockdown.

Our "Shorter Communion Service": a simpler, guided service of Holy Communion lasting less than an hour. It may be particularly helpful to those new to church or unsure of church practices and traditions. Children are most welcome and will receive a Treasure Box to help them follow the service.

We restarted this service on 18 September 2022 and is proving a great success and we hope to develop it more as part of the Mission Action Plan

This page updated on 31 July 2023

Every 3rd Sunday of the month