Thurstable and Winstree Team Ministry

serving the parishes of Tiptree with Tolleshunt Knights and 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

Worship

Sunday Services in the 'Layer' Parishes

The normal patterns of Sunday Services in the Layer parishes are shown in the tables below.

Please check for any changes to our normal patterns 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.

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
, but only on special occasions.

Elsewhere on this website there is information on the church buildings and their locations.

When there is a fifth Sunday in a month we usually have just one morning service, a Holy Communion at 10:30am at one of our five churches. Notice of the venue is usually posted on the Forthcoming Events page.

St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

First Sunday in the Month10:30amAll-age Parish Worship
Second Sunday in the Month10:30amHoly Communion
Third Sunday in the Month10:30amHoly Communion
Fourth Sunday in the Month10:30amMorning Praise
Fifth Sunday in the MonthSee Forthcoming Events page for venue of the 10:30am Joint Holy Communion service.

St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

First Sunday in the Month9:00amMorning Prayer
Second Sunday in the Month9:00amHoly Communion
Third Sunday in the Month9:00amMorning Prayer
Fourth Sunday in the Month9:00amHoly Communion
Fifth Sunday in the MonthSee Forthcoming Events page for venue of the 10:30am Joint Holy Communion service.

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.)


Bible Readings at Services – Common Worship Lectionary

The Bible readings at our services are normally those set out in the Common Worship Lectionary.

The lectionary follows a three-year cycle of readings: Years A, B and C.

From the First Sunday of Advent (3rd December 2023) we will be using the readings for Year B.

From the First Sunday of Advent next year (1st December 2024) we will be using the readings for Year C.


Page updated: 07 Feb 2024 at 20:14