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, 25th November 2018 CHRIST THE KING

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


Friday, 30th November 2018

7-30pm to 10-00pm Cheese and Wine Evening
at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Annexe, Layer de la Haye.

In aid of church funds. Tickets £15-00 each (call 01206-734350). There will be only a limited number of tickets so you are advised to reserve yours early to avoid disappointment. Raffle.


Sunday, 2nd December 2018 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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

10-30am St Nicholas's Day Gift Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

6-00pm Advent Carols at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.


Wednesday, 5th December 2018

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 December 2018 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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


Sunday, 16th December 2018 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page, with the following change:

4-00pm Carol Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
This is in place of the usual 6-00pm Evening Prayer service.


Wednesday, 19th December 2018

6-00pm Nativity & Carol Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney


Sunday, 23rd December 2018 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page, with the following change:

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


Monday, 24th December 2018 CHRISTMAS EVE

4-00pm Crib Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

6-00pm Crib Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton.

11-30pm Midnight Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney


Tuesday, 25th December 2018 CHRISTMAS DAY

9-00am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe

10-00am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

11-00am Family Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.


Sunday, 30th December 2018 FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS (fifth Sunday in the month)

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



2019


Sunday, 6th January 2019 EPIPHANY


Sunday, 13th January 2019 BAPTISM OF CHRIST


Sunday, 20th January 2019 THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY


Sunday, 27th January 2019 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY


Sunday, 3rd February 2019 PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE

Sunday services will include:

4-00pm Candlemas Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney
This is in place of the usual 6-00pm Evening Prayer service at Layer de la Haye.


Sunday, 10th February 2019 FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE LENT


Sunday, 17th February 2019 THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT


Sunday, 24th February 2019 SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT


Sunday, 3rd March 2019 SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT


Wednesday, 6th March 2019 ASH WEDNESDAY

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


Sunday, 10th March 2019 FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT


Wednesday, 13th March 2019

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

At the Annual Parish Meeting, which is open to all parishioners, there will be the election of the churchwardens 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.


Sunday, 17th March 2019 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT


Sunday, 24th March 2019 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT


Saturday, 30th March 2019

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


Sunday, 31st March 2019 MOTHERING SUNDAY


Wednesday, 10th April 2019

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.


Saturday, 26th October 2019

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: 18 Nov 2018 at 22:25