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, 20th August 2017 TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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


Sunday, 27th August 2017 ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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


Tuesday 29th - Wednesday 30th August 2017

5-00pm to 10-00am Youth Group 'Sleep over' at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Sunday, 3rd September 2017 TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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


Wednesday, 6th September 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Donkey & Buskins, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll enjoy a pub lunch, a drink and each other’s company. It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 3rd September if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Saturday, 9th September 2017

9-00am to 5-00pm Friends of Essex Churches 2017 Ride & Stride
Ride and Stride logo
Organised by the Friends of Essex Churches Trust. Get friends to sponsor you to ride (bicycle or horse) or walk to as many churches and chapels as you can. Half the money you raise goes to the church of your choice and half to the central trust fund which makes grants for repairing church buildings in Essex & East London. (The Trust has given generous support to our own church of St John the Baptist at Layer de la Haye.) Sponsorship forms are available in our churches. See also the FOECT website.


Sunday, 10th September 2017 THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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


'Back to Church Sunday' Invitation

Sunday, 17th September 2017 FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

9-00am Harvest Festival Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER BRETON.

10-30am 'Back to Church Sunday' Morning Praise at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

'Back to Church Sunday' is an annual opportunity for Christians across the UK and abroad to invite people to come with them to Church. We are inviting people, who perhaps have not attended church much in recent years, to come back and join us in our worship and activities. Members of our congregation are encouraged to invite friends and neighbours to come with them to this service. Who do you know who may have been a churchgoer in the past who you could invite to come with you? Special invitation cards are available at the back of the Church for your use.


Sunday, 24th September 2017 FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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


Sunday, 1st October 2017

Harvest Festival at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
The 10-30am service will be followed by a Ploughman's Lunch.


Wednesday, 4th October 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Fox, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll enjoy a pub lunch, a drink and each other’s company. It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 1st October if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Friday, 6th October 2017

7-15 for 7-45pm start Quiz Night
at Queen Elizabeth Village Hall, Layer de la Haye.

In aid of Layer de la Haye church funds. Bring your own refreshments. Tables of 6 to 8 people. Tickets, £4 each - call 734350 to book.


Saturday, 28th October 2017

British Summer Time ends tonight   Clocks go BACK one hour


Wednesday, 1st November 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Donkey & Buskins, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll enjoy a pub lunch, a drink and each other’s company. It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 29th October if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Sunday, 5th November 2017

Afternoon Five Parishes 'All Souls' Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.


Sunday, 12th November 2017 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY


Thursday, 30th November 2017

7-30 pm Licensing of the Revd Christine Gorringe as Associate Minister
      in the Thurstable and Winstree Team Ministry, at St Luke, Tiptree.


Sunday, 3rd December 2017 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Wednesday, 6th December 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Fox, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll enjoy a pub lunch, a drink and each other’s company. It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 3rd December if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Thursday, 7th December 2017

Confirmation Service at St Mary the Virgin, Kelvedon
(Post Code for Sat-Nav: CO5 9AL)


Saturday, 9th December 2017

Curry Supper
at Rye Farm, Layer de la Haye.

In aid of Layer de la Haye church funds. More details in due course.


2018


Saturday, 24th March 2018

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


Thursday, 29th March 2018 MAUNDY THURSDAY


Friday, 30th March 2018 GOOD FRIDAY


Sunday, 1st April 2018 EASTER DAY


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.


Saturday, 27th October 2018

British Summer Time ends tonight   Clocks go BACK one hour


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: 13 Aug 2017 at 20:46