St John the Baptist, Cottered


Welcome to our beautiful ancient church of St John the Baptist, Cottered. We are one of the five parishes that form the United Benefice of Ardeley, Benington, Cottered, Throcking and Walkern. The Priest-in-Charge of our Benefice is Rev Mark Bailey, who lives in Cottered Rectory with his wife Sue.

Worship services are held on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. On 3rd Sundays the service takes place at our historic sister church, Holy Trinity Throcking.

Safeguarding Statement

The parish of Cottered is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer. The Diocese of St.Albans’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information, including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, who advise our Parish Safeguarding Officer. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Please help towards the upkeep of our beautiful church

Every donation, no matter how small, is very much appreciated

Get in touch

Rev Mark Bailey

The Rectory
1 Warren Lane

What's on

Parish Communion

Monthly. Every First Sunday at for 45 mins
St John the Baptist, Cottered
St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane, Cottered, Herts SG9 9QA

A user-friendly communion service with hymns. All are welcome!

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St John the Baptist, Cottered Charity No. 632090