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

Public Worship and Private Prayer

Details of Sunday services in our churches are shown below.

Four of our five churches are open for private prayer on the days and at the times shown on the Home page.

Covid guidelines when coming to church

We ask everyone to sanitise their hands on arrival and to wear a face covering when entering the church, moving around inside (such as coming up to receive Communion), when leaving the building, and while singing hymns. This is unless you have a medical exemption or are under the age of 11.
Face coverings can be removed while seated; those who wish to, can keep their face covering on. We will ensure that everyone wishing to be seated socially distanced in church is able to.



Sunday, 24th October 2021 BIBLE SUNDAY

9:00am Morning Prayer at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

10:30am All Age Family Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Sunday, 31st October 2021 ALL SAINTS

9:30am Five Parishes Holy Communion at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.

4:30pm All Souls Memorial Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Sunday, 7th November 2021 THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

9:00am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

10:30am All Age Worship at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

10:30am Holy Communion at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.


Sunday, 14th November 2021 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

9:00am Morning Prayer at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

10:45am Remembrance Sunday Service at Birch

10:50am Remembrance Sunday Service at The Cross, Layer de la Haye

10:50am Act of Remembrance at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.


Thursday, 18th November 2021

7:30pm Licensing of The Revd Liz Barnes by Bishop Roger at St Luke, Tiptree.
Liz is being licensed to serve in our benefice and we are delighted to be welcoming her back.


Sunday, 21st November 2021 CHRIST THE KING

9:00am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

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

10:30am Morning Praise at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Sunday, 28th November 2021 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

9:00am Morning Prayer at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

10:30am Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
  Celebrant: The Ven Ruth Patten, Archdeacon of Colchester


Sunday, 5th December 2021 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

10:30am Christingle Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Sunday, 12th December 2021 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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


Sunday, 19th December 2021 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

10:30am Morning Praise at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Friday, 24th December 2021 CHRISTMAS EVE

3:30pm Crib Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

11:30pm Midnight Christmas Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Saturday, 25th December 2021 CHRISTMAS DAY

10:00am Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Sunday, 26th December 2021 FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS

9:00am Five Parishes Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton



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