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

Forthcoming Events - Dates for your Diary

• The normal times and places of Sunday services in the Layer parishes are published on the Services page, but please check this page for any changes to the normal pattern.
• References below to 'Five Parishes' services are to joint services for the Copford, Easthorpe and three Layer parishes.
• Benefice services are joint services for the nine parishes in our Thurstable and Winstree benefice.


Sunday, 28th April 2019 SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page.


Wednesday, 1st May 2019

10-00am to 11-30am Birch & Layer Breton 'Pop Up' Community Coffee Shop
at St Mary's Church, Layer Breton Heath

Proper coffee, tea and delicious cakes. Pop in and enjoy this informal social get-together which is held on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information telephone 331898.

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at the Donkey & Buskins, Layer de la Haye

It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. By the Sunday before the lunch please contact Jon Smith (email Jon or call him on 07814-116-590) to let him know if you're coming so he can confirm numbers to the pub.

We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Around 14 of us attend the lunches - and newcomers are always welcome. Over an hour or so we have some drinks, a lunch and a chat - pub, drink, food, good company - a no brainer really! Our lunches are at 12 noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month. In odd numbered months we meet at the Donkey & Buskins and in even numbered months we meet at the Fox.


Sunday, 5th May 2019 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page.


Sunday, 12th May 2019 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page except for the following changes:

6-00pm Evensong at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO evening service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

3-30pm Collation and Installation of the Revd Ruth Patten as Archdeacon of Colchester at Chelmsford Cathedral.


Messy Church logoWednesday, 15th May 2019

3-30pm 'Messy Church' at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

Crafts, songs, stories and food.


Sunday, 19th May 2019 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page.


Sunday, 26th May 2019 SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page except for the following changes:

6-00pm Evening Prayer at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO evening service at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe.


Thursday, 30th May 2019 ASCENSION DAY

7-30pm Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.


Sunday, 2nd June 2019 SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

From 8-30am Layer Parishes Rogation Walk & Worship

This event will be in place of our usual Sunday morning services. It will start at Layer Marney church with breakfast from around 8-30am, followed by worship. Then we walk over the fields to Layer Breton Church where there will be light refreshments. The walk continues across fields to St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye, where it will conclude with a service at about 12 noon, followed by a buffet lunch. On the way there will be the blessing of a farmyard, fields, crops and gardens.

It will help to know numbers for catering so if you are planning to join us for lunch at Layer de la Haye could you please call Rosemary on 01206-734769. There is no charge for lunch but there will be opportunity to make a donation, if you so wish, towards the cost of providing it.

Everyone is very welcome to join us, either for the whole event or just for part(s) of it. The walk is a good companionable stroll and dogs are welcome! If you park your car at Layer Marney church there will be transport back there from Layer de la Haye after the lunch.

6-00pm Evening Prayer at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Wednesday, 5th June 2019

10-00am to 11-30am Birch & Layer Breton 'Pop Up' Community Coffee Shop
at St Mary's Church, Layer Breton Heath

Proper coffee, tea and delicious cakes. Pop in and enjoy this informal social get-together which is held on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information telephone 331898.

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at the Fox, Layer de la Haye

It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. By the Sunday before the lunch please contact Jon Smith (email Jon or call him on 07814-116-590) to let him know if you're coming as we pre-order our food at the Fox.

We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Around 14 of us attend the lunches - and newcomers are always welcome. Over an hour or so we have some drinks, a lunch and a chat - pub, drink, food, good company - a no brainer really! Our lunches are at 12 noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month. In odd numbered months we meet at the Donkey & Buskins and in even numbered months we meet at the Fox.


Sunday, 9th June 2019 PENTECOST

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page.


Sunday, 16th June 2019 TRINITY SUNDAY

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page.


Sunday, 23rd June 2019 FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page.


Sunday, 30th June 2019 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (fifth Sunday in the month)

9-30am Five Parishes Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.
Please note that on this Sunday there will be NO morning services at our other four churches,
Layer Marney, Layer Breton, Copford or Easthorpe.


Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at the Donkey & Buskins, Layer de la Haye

It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. By the Sunday before the lunch please contact Jon Smith (email Jon or call him on 07814-116-590) to let him know if you're coming so he can confirm numbers to the pub.

We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Around 14 of us attend the lunches - and newcomers are always welcome. Over an hour or so we have some drinks, a lunch and a chat - pub, drink, food, good company - a no brainer really! Our lunches are at 12 noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month. In odd numbered months we meet at the Donkey & Buskins and in even numbered months we meet at the Fox.


Wednesday, 7th August 2019

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at the Fox, Layer de la Haye

It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. By the Sunday before the lunch please contact Jon Smith (email Jon or call him on 07814-116-590) to let him know if you're coming as we pre-order our food at the Fox.

We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Around 14 of us attend the lunches - and newcomers are always welcome. Over an hour or so we have some drinks, a lunch and a chat - pub, drink, food, good company - a no brainer really! Our lunches are at 12 noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month. In odd numbered months we meet at the Donkey & Buskins and in even numbered months we meet at the Fox.


Wednesday, 4th September 2019

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at the Donkey & Buskins, Layer de la Haye

It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. By the Sunday before the lunch please contact Jon Smith (email Jon or call him on 07814-116-590) to let him know if you're coming so he can confirm numbers to the pub.

We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Around 14 of us attend the lunches - and newcomers are always welcome. Over an hour or so we have some drinks, a lunch and a chat - pub, drink, food, good company - a no brainer really! Our lunches are at 12 noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month. In odd numbered months we meet at the Donkey & Buskins and in even numbered months we meet at the Fox.


Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at the Fox, Layer de la Haye

It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. By the Sunday before the lunch please contact Jon Smith (email Jon or call him on 07814-116-590) to let him know if you're coming as we pre-order our food at the Fox.

We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Around 14 of us attend the lunches - and newcomers are always welcome. Over an hour or so we have some drinks, a lunch and a chat - pub, drink, food, good company - a no brainer really! Our lunches are at 12 noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month. In odd numbered months we meet at the Donkey & Buskins and in even numbered months we meet at the Fox.


Saturday, 26th October 2019

British Summer Time ends tonight   Clocks go BACK one hour


Wednesday, 6th November 2019

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at the Donkey & Buskins, Layer de la Haye

It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. By the Sunday before the lunch please contact Jon Smith (email Jon or call him on 07814-116-590) to let him know if you're coming so he can confirm numbers to the pub.

We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Around 14 of us attend the lunches - and newcomers are always welcome. Over an hour or so we have some drinks, a lunch and a chat - pub, drink, food, good company - a no brainer really! Our lunches are at 12 noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month. In odd numbered months we meet at the Donkey & Buskins and in even numbered months we meet at the Fox.


Wednesday, 4th December 2019

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at the Fox, Layer de la Haye

It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. By the Sunday before the lunch please contact Jon Smith (email Jon or call him on 07814-116-590) to let him know if you're coming as we pre-order our food at the Fox.

We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Around 14 of us attend the lunches - and newcomers are always welcome. Over an hour or so we have some drinks, a lunch and a chat - pub, drink, food, good company - a no brainer really! Our lunches are at 12 noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month. In odd numbered months we meet at the Donkey & Buskins and in even numbered months we meet at the Fox.



2020


Wednesday, 1st April 2020

7-30pm Layer de la Haye Annual Parish and Annual Parochial Church Meetings
at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

At the Annual Parish Meeting, which is open to all parishioners, there will be the election of the churchwarden for the forthcoming year. This is followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting at which elections are held to fill vacancies on the Parochial Church Council (PCC); those on the church's electoral roll are entitled to vote. Finally, there is a closed meeting of the newly-constituted PCC to transact other essential business.


If you are planning a church related event in one of our parishes and would like details posted here, please contact the webmaster with the relevant information. Please leave a contact name and telephone number or email address so we can clarify any points if necessary.


Page updated: 24 Apr 2019 at 15:28