Thurstable and Winstree Team Ministry

serving the parishes of Tolleshunt Knights with Tiptree, Great Braxted, Copford, Easthorpe, Messing, Inworth,
Layer de la Haye, Layer Breton with Birch, and Layer Marney

The 'Layer' Parishes
Layer de la Haye • Layer Breton with Birch • Layer Marney

Services of Worship

Sunday, 26th November, 2017

PLEASE NOTE there will be NO Evening Prayer service at Layer de la Haye.
There will, however, be an evening service at Easthorpe.

6-00pm Evensong at St Mary the Virgin, EASTHORPE.


Normal Sunday Services in the 'Layer' Parishes

In our three 'Layer' villages, services of worship are held at the following churches:

LAYER DE LA HAYE - St John the Baptist
LAYER MARNEY - St Mary the Virgin
LAYER BRETON - St Mary the Virgin

Elsewhere on this website you can find information on the church buildings and their locations.

Also on this page are details of normal Sunday services at Copford (St Michael & All Angels) and Easthorpe (St Mary the Virgin). The ministry of our five parishes and their respective churches is led by our Team Vicar, The Revd Lydia Smith.

Normal Service Pattern: – The tables below show the normal pattern of Sunday services in each of our five parishes. Where there is a fifth Sunday in a month we usually have just one morning service, a Holy Communion at 9-30am, at one of the five churches. Notice of the venue is usually posted on the Forthcoming Events page.

We do recommend that you regularly check for any changes by visiting the Forthcoming Events page of this website and looking in our monthly publications : the Parish Gazette, for services at Layer de la Haye, and Parish News for services at Layer Marney and Layer Breton.

In the tables below, '(CW)' indicates a Common Worship order, and '(BCP)' indicates a Book of Common Prayer (i.e. 1662) service.

St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

Evening Prayer - Time Change: Please note that with effect from Sunday 1st October Evening Prayer on Sundays at Layer de la Haye starts at 6-00pm instead of 6-30pm.

First Sunday in the Month8-00am
10-30am
6-00pm
Holy Communion (CW)
All Age Worship
Evening Prayer (CW)
Second Sunday in the Month10-30am
6-00pm
Holy Communion (CW)
Evening Prayer (CW)
Third Sunday in the Month10-30am
6-00pm
Morning Praise
Evening Prayer (CW)
Fourth Sunday in the Month10-30am
6-00pm
Holy Communion (CW)
Evening Prayer (CW)
Fifth Sunday in the MonthPlease check the Forthcoming Events page for details.

St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

First Sunday in the Month9-00amMorning Prayer (CW)
Second Sunday in the Month9-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Third Sunday in the Month9-00amMorning Prayer (CW)
Fourth Sunday in the Month9-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Fifth Sunday in the MonthPlease check the Forthcoming Events page for details.

St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton

First Sunday in the Month9-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Second Sunday in the Month Holy Communion at Layer Marney (9-00am)
and Layer de la Haye (10-30am)
Third Sunday in the Month9-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Fourth Sunday in the Month Holy Communion at Layer Marney (9-00am)
and Layer de la Haye (10-30am)
Fifth Sunday in the MonthPlease check the Forthcoming Events page for details.

Normal Sunday Services at Copford and Easthorpe

St Michael and All Angels, Copford   (visit website)

First Sunday in the Month11-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Second Sunday in the MonthServices at Easthorpe, Layer Marney and Layer de la Haye
Third Sunday in the Month9-45amAll Age Worship
Fourth Sunday in the MonthServices at Easthorpe, Layer Marney and Layer de la Haye
Fifth Sunday in the MonthPlease check the Forthcoming Events page for details.

St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe   (visit website)

First Sunday in the MonthServices at Copford and in each Layer parish
Second Sunday in the Month9-30amFamily Communion (BCP)
Third Sunday in the MonthServices at Copford and in each Layer parish
Fourth Sunday in the Month6-00pmEvensong (BCP)
Fifth Sunday in the MonthPlease check the Forthcoming Events page for details.

Orders of Service - Common Worship

For our main Sunday services in the Layer parishes we usually use Common Worship orders.

Common Worship Holy Communion Order One is used for all Communion Services in the Layer parishes. The order of service is printed in an easy to follow booklet which is provided in all our churches.

To view our order of Communion use this link: Holy Communion in the Layer Parishes - web (HTML) version

From the above link you can also download the web page file (communion-CW-largeprint.html) onto your iPad, tablet or other portable device. Once downloaded you do not need to be on-line or to have a mobile signal to view the page - just open the file. Following the service on your iPad / tablet / mobile, the text size can be adjusted to meet your personal preferences or needs.

Our order of Communion is also available to download as a PDF using the link Holy Communion in the Layer Parishes - PDF version
(To download to a laptop or desktop PC, right click on the link and select 'Save target as ...' or similar option.)


The Lectionary (Bible Readings)

The Bible readings at our services are normally those set out in the Common Worship Lectionary. This lectionary follows a three year cycle of readings. During 2017 we are using the Lectionary readings for Year A until the First Sunday of Advent (3rd December) when we start using the readings for Year B.


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