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.


Tuesday, 20th February 2018

12 Noon to 1-45pm Lent Lunch and Conversation
at Heath House, Layer Breton (2 doors down from the Hare and Hounds pub).

We begin with soup, bread and cheese and then read a short Bible passage, discuss and pray together.
To assist with catering please let Lydia (01206 738759) or Julia (01206 330235) know if you plan to come.


Lent Bible Study Course - Week 1

FAITH IN DEED -v- FAITH ALONE, James 2:14-26. Led by Anne-Marie Renshaw.
Tuesday 20th February, 8-00pm, at Tiptree United Reformed Church, OR
Thursday, 22nd February, 11-00am, at St Luke's Church Hall, Tiptree.


Wednesday, 21st February 2018

7-30pm Spring Supper
at 'Hellens', Hardy's Green

To raise funds for St Mary's Church, Layer Breton. Three course supper with wine. Tickets £15 each from Claire (Tel: 330790) or Liz (Tel: 330531)


Saturday, 24th February 2018

9-30am to 1-00pm 2018 Mission & Ministry Unit Conference
at St Luke's Church, Tiptree

This year we will be looking at creative ways of reading and responding to the Bible, through Bible Study, Music and Meditation. The conference is open to anyone from our eleven churches and also to our brothers and sisters in churches of other denominations.


Sunday, 25th February 2018 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

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


Tuesday, 27th February 2018

12 Noon to 1-45pm Lent Lunch and Conversation
at Heath House, Layer Breton (2 doors down from the Hare and Hounds pub).

We begin with soup, bread and cheese and then read a short Bible passage, discuss and pray together.
To assist with catering please let Lydia (01206 738759) or Julia (01206 330235) know if you plan to come.


Lent Bible Study Course - Week 2

KEEPING FAVOURITES -v- WELCOMING ALL, James 2:1-13. Led by Gordon Read.
Tuesday 27th February, 8-00pm, at Tiptree United Reformed Church, OR
Thursday, 1st March, 11-00am, at St Luke's Church Hall, Tiptree.


Sunday, 4th March 2018 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

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


Messy Church logoMonday, 5th March 2018

3-30pm 'Messy Church' at Birch Primary School

An after-school activity with parents, children and helpers joining in. Lots of mess and fun craft things to do, stories, songs, dance and food!


Tuesday, 6th March 2018

12 Noon to 1-45pm Lent Lunch and Conversation
at Heath House, Layer Breton (2 doors down from the Hare and Hounds pub).

We begin with soup, bread and cheese and then read a short Bible passage, discuss and pray together.
To assist with catering please let Lydia (01206 738759) or Julia (01206 330235) know if you plan to come.


Lent Bible Study Course - Week 3

SPEAK FIRST -v- THINKING FIRST, James 3:1-12. Led by Ken Thom.
Tuesday 6th March, 8-00pm, at Tiptree United Reformed Church, OR
Thursday, 8th March, 11-00am, at St Luke's Church Hall, Tiptree.


Wednesday, 7th March 2018

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, 11th March 2018 MOTHERING SUNDAY

Services in the Layer parishes will be as follows:

9-00am Mothering Sunday Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney.

10-30am Mothering Sunday Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

6-00pm Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.


Monday, 12th March 2018

12 Noon to 1-45pm Lent Lunch and Conversation
at Heath House, Layer Breton (2 doors down from the Hare and Hounds pub).

We begin with soup, bread and cheese and then read a short Bible passage, discuss and pray together.
To assist with catering please let Lydia (01206 738759) or Julia (01206 330235) know if you plan to come.


Lent Bible Study Course - Week 4

AMBITION & HOARDING -v- PROVISION & GIVING, James 3:13-4.10, 5:1-6. Led by Christine Gorringe.
Tuesday 13th March, 8-00pm, at Tiptree United Reformed Church, OR
Thursday, 15th March, 11-00am, at St Luke's Church Hall, Tiptree.


Messy Church logoWednesday, 14th March 2018

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

An after-school activity with parents, children and helpers joining in. Lots of mess and fun craft things to do, stories, songs, dance and food!

8-00pm Layer Marney Annual Parish and Annual Parochial Church Meetings
at St Mary the Virgin Church, Layer Marney.

At the Annual Parish Meeting, which is open to all parishioners, there will be the election of churchwardens for the forthcoming year. This is followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting at which elections are held to fill any vacancies on the Parochial Church Council; those on the church's electoral roll are entitled to vote.


Sunday, 18th March 2018 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

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


Tuesday, 20th March 2018

12 Noon to 1-45pm Lent Lunch and Conversation
at Heath House, Layer Breton (2 doors down from the Hare and Hounds pub).

We begin with soup, bread and cheese and then read a short Bible passage, discuss and pray together.
To assist with catering please let Lydia (01206 738759) or Julia (01206 330235) know if you plan to come.


Lent Bible Study Course - Week 5

KEEPING FACE -v- VULNERABLE FAITH, James 5:13-20. Led by Anne Wild.
Tuesday 20th March, 8-00pm, at Tiptree United Reformed Church, OR
Thursday, 22nd March, 11-00am, at St Luke's Church Hall, Tiptree.


Saturday, 24th March 2018

British Summer Time starts tomorrow   Clocks go FORWARD one hour tonight.


Services for Holy Week and Easter 2018

Sunday, 25th March 2018 PALM SUNDAY

9-00am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER MARNEY.

10-30am Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

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


Monday, 26th March 2018 MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK

9-30am Morning Prayer at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER BRETON.

7-00pm Compline at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER BRETON.


Tuesday, 27th March 2018 TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

9-30am Morning Prayer at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER BRETON.

7-00pm Compline at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER BRETON.


Wednesday, 28th March 2018 WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

9-30am Morning Prayer at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER BRETON.

7-00pm Compline at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER BRETON.


Thursday, 29th March 2018 MAUNDY THURSDAY

9-30am Morning Prayer at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER BRETON.

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


Friday, 30th March 2018 GOOD FRIDAY

Crosses at Calvary

10-00am Good Friday Devotional Service at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe.


Saturday, 31st March 2018 EASTER EVE

8-00pm Service of Light at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER MARNEY.


Sunday, 1st April 2018 EASTER DAY

SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS TO BE CONFIRMED

"Christ is risen - Alleluia"


Wednesday, 4th April 2018

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, 25th April 2018

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 churchwardens and deputy wardens 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.


Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

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, 20th May 2018 PENTECOST


Sunday, 27th May 2018 TRINITY SUNDAY


Wednesday, 6th June 2018

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, 23rd June 2018

Evening Safari Supper in Layer de la Haye

A most enjoyable way of dining on a summer's evening, having each course of the meal in a different home. Tickets are £20 for a three course meal with wine and good company! More details in due course but book the date now.


Wednesday, 4th July 2018

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, 1st August 2018

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, 5th September 2018

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, 3rd October 2018

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, 27th October 2018

British Summer Time ends tonight   Clocks go BACK one hour


Wednesday, 7th November 2018

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, 5th December 2018

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.


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.


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