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 three Layer parishes and the parishes of Copford and Easthorpe.
• Benefice services are joint services for the nine parishes in our Thurstable and Winstree benefice.


Sunday, 26th January 2020 THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

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


Sunday, 2nd February 2020 PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE

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

4:00pm Candlemas Service at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER MARNEY.
There will be NO 6:00pm service at Layer de la Haye.


Wednesday, 5th February 2020

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at The Hare & Hounds, Layer Breton

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club is a friendly bunch of twenty or so men who meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for an hour or so, to enjoy lunch, a drink and good company. It's simple, informal, no strings, and we each pay for our own orders. The venue rotates: we meet at The Layer Fox or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye, or at The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or at The Alma in Copford.

If you are coming, please book with Jon Smith (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814 116 590) by the Sunday before, so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. When you book, Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch if we are due to meet at The Hare & Hounds, The Layer Fox or The Alma.


Sunday, 9th February 2020 THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

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


Sunday, 16th February 2020 SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

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

4:00pm Celebration of Marriage Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney
NOTE: There will be the usual 6:00pm evening service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.


Sunday, 23rd February 2020 SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT

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


Wednesday, 26th February 2020 ASH WEDNESDAY

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


Sunday, 1st March 2020 FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

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

4:00pm Choral Evensong at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.
There will be NO 6:00pm service at Layer de la Haye.


Wednesday, 4th March 2020

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club is a friendly bunch of twenty or so men who meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for an hour or so, to enjoy lunch, a drink and good company. It's simple, informal, no strings, and we each pay for our own orders. The venue rotates: we meet at The Layer Fox or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye, or at The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or at The Alma in Copford.

If you are coming, please book with Jon Smith (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814 116 590) by the Sunday before, so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. When you book, Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch if we are due to meet at The Hare & Hounds, The Layer Fox or The Alma.


Sunday, 8th March 2020 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

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


Sunday, 15th March 2020 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

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


Tuesday, 17th March 2020

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

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting is open to all parishioners. There will be the election of churchwardens for the forthcoming year and elections to fill vacancies on the Parochial Church Council (PCC); those on the church's electoral roll are entitled to vote. After this there will be a closed meeting of the newly-constituted PCC.
Items for the agenda of PCC meetings should reach the PCC Secretary 10 days before the date of the next meeting. For further information please contact the Secretary, Mrs Gill Brown, either by email (gillianbrown955@btinternet.com) or through Layer Marney Church.


Sunday, 22nd March 2020 MOTHERING SUNDAY

9:00am All Age Worship at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney.

10:30pm Family Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

6:00pm Evensong at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe.


Saturday, 28th March 2020

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


Sunday, 29th March 2020 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (fifth Sunday in the month)

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


Wednesday, 1st April 2020

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at The Alma, Copford

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club is a friendly bunch of twenty or so men who meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for an hour or so, to enjoy lunch, a drink and good company. It's simple, informal, no strings, and we each pay for our own orders. The venue rotates: we meet at The Layer Fox or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye, or at The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or at The Alma in Copford.

If you are coming, please book with Jon Smith (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814 116 590) by the Sunday before, so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. When you book, Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch if we are due to meet at The Hare & Hounds, The Layer Fox or The Alma.

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.


Sunday, 5th April 2020 PALM SUNDAY


Thursday, 9th April 2020 MAUNDY THURSDAY


Friday, 10th April 2020 GOOD FRIDAY


Saturday, 11th April 2020 EASTER EVE


Sunday, 12th April 2020 EASTER DAY


Sunday, 19th April 2020 SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER


Sunday, 26th April 2020 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER


Sunday, 3rd May 2020 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Wednesday, 6th May 2020

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club is a friendly bunch of twenty or so men who meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for an hour or so, to enjoy lunch, a drink and good company. It's simple, informal, no strings, and we each pay for our own orders. The venue rotates: we meet at The Layer Fox or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye, or at The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or at The Alma in Copford.

If you are coming, please book with Jon Smith (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814 116 590) by the Sunday before, so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. When you book, Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch if we are due to meet at The Hare & Hounds, The Layer Fox or The Alma.


Sunday, 10th May 2020 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Sunday, 17th May 2020 SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Thursday, 21st May 2020 ASCENSION DAY


Sunday, 31st May 2020 PENTECOST


Wednesday, 3rd June 2020

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at The Hare & Hounds, Layer Breton

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club is a friendly bunch of twenty or so men who meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for an hour or so, to enjoy lunch, a drink and good company. It's simple, informal, no strings, and we each pay for our own orders. The venue rotates: we meet at The Layer Fox or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye, or at The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or at The Alma in Copford.

If you are coming, please book with Jon Smith (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814 116 590) by the Sunday before, so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. When you book, Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch if we are due to meet at The Hare & Hounds, The Layer Fox or The Alma.


Sunday, 7th June 2020 TRINITY SUNDAY


Wednesday, 1st July 2020

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club is a friendly bunch of twenty or so men who meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for an hour or so, to enjoy lunch, a drink and good company. It's simple, informal, no strings, and we each pay for our own orders. The venue rotates: we meet at The Layer Fox or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye, or at The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or at The Alma in Copford.

If you are coming, please book with Jon Smith (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814 116 590) by the Sunday before, so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. When you book, Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch if we are due to meet at The Hare & Hounds, The Layer Fox or The Alma.


Wednesday, 5th August 2020

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at The Alma, Copford

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club is a friendly bunch of twenty or so men who meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for an hour or so, to enjoy lunch, a drink and good company. It's simple, informal, no strings, and we each pay for our own orders. The venue rotates: we meet at The Layer Fox or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye, or at The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or at The Alma in Copford.

If you are coming, please book with Jon Smith (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814 116 590) by the Sunday before, so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. When you book, Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch if we are due to meet at The Hare & Hounds, The Layer Fox or The Alma.


Wednesday, 2nd September 2020

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club is a friendly bunch of twenty or so men who meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for an hour or so, to enjoy lunch, a drink and good company. It's simple, informal, no strings, and we each pay for our own orders. The venue rotates: we meet at The Layer Fox or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye, or at The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or at The Alma in Copford.

If you are coming, please book with Jon Smith (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814 116 590) by the Sunday before, so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. When you book, Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch if we are due to meet at The Hare & Hounds, The Layer Fox or The Alma.


Wednesday, 7th October 2020

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at The Hare & Hounds, Layer Breton

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club is a friendly bunch of twenty or so men who meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for an hour or so, to enjoy lunch, a drink and good company. It's simple, informal, no strings, and we each pay for our own orders. The venue rotates: we meet at The Layer Fox or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye, or at The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or at The Alma in Copford.

If you are coming, please book with Jon Smith (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814 116 590) by the Sunday before, so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. When you book, Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch if we are due to meet at The Hare & Hounds, The Layer Fox or The Alma.


Saturday, 24th October 2020

British Summer Time ends tonight   Clocks go BACK one hour


Wednesday, 4th November 2020

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club is a friendly bunch of twenty or so men who meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for an hour or so, to enjoy lunch, a drink and good company. It's simple, informal, no strings, and we each pay for our own orders. The venue rotates: we meet at The Layer Fox or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye, or at The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or at The Alma in Copford.

If you are coming, please book with Jon Smith (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814 116 590) by the Sunday before, so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. When you book, Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch if we are due to meet at The Hare & Hounds, The Layer Fox or The Alma.


Sunday, 29th November 2020 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Wednesday, 2nd December

12 Noon Men's Monthly Pub Lunch at The Alma, Copford

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club is a friendly bunch of twenty or so men who meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month for an hour or so, to enjoy lunch, a drink and good company. It's simple, informal, no strings, and we each pay for our own orders. The venue rotates: we meet at The Layer Fox or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye, or at The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or at The Alma in Copford.

If you are coming, please book with Jon Smith (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814 116 590) by the Sunday before, so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. When you book, Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch if we are due to meet at The Hare & Hounds, The Layer Fox or The Alma.


Sunday, 6th December 2020 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Sunday, 13th December 2020 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Sunday, 20th December 2020 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Thursday, 24th December 2020 CHRISTMAS EVE


Friday, 25th December 2020 CHRISTMAS DAY


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: 20 Jan 2020 at 09:37