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, 17th December 2017 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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

6-00pm Carol Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

Wednesday, 20th December 2017

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

To be followed by mince pies and mulled wine. Those attending are invited to park at Layer Marney Tower and advised to bring a torch.


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

4-00pm Crib Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
      with the blessing of the Christmas crib and carols.

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

11-30pm Midnight Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

God with Us logoMonday, 25th December 2017 CHRISTMAS DAY

9-45am Family Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney.

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

Sunday, 31st December 2017 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.


Wednesday, 7th February 2018

10-00am to 11-30am Coffee Morning at St Mary's Church, Layer Breton
(south side of Layer Breton Heath)

An opportunity to meet and chat with friends and neighbours over a nice cup of coffee. On this occasion there will be a display of crafts by local people.

Wednesday, 14th February 2018 ASH WEDNESDAY

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.

Saturday, 24th March 2018

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

Sunday, 25th March 2018 PALM SUNDAY

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.

Sunday, 20th May 2018 PENTECOST

Sunday, 27th May 2018 TRINITY SUNDAY

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: 10 Dec 2017 at 22:57