Thurstable and Winstree Team Ministry

serving the parishes of Tiptree with Tolleshunt Knights and 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

HERE you will find details of services in the Layer parishes on Sundays and major festivals, and of other church events.


Celebrants and Officiants: Initials in brackets after details of a service indicate who is scheduled to lead it. Celebrants and officiants are, of course, subject to change in unforeseen circumstances.
Key to initials: AR = Revd Anne-Marie Renshaw; CN = Revd Christine Newmarch; GH = Mr Graham Howlett; JCB = Revd Jackson Crompton-Battersby; LB = Revd Liz Barnes; MH = Revd Michael Hatchett; NC = Mr Nick Clarke; RH = Revd Ruth Hatchett.



Sunday, 25th February 2024 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

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

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

10:30am Holy Communion at St Michael & All Angels, Copford  (JCB)

This will be Jackson's last service in the benefice. Following the service, at 11:30 am, there will be refreshments. All are welcome.


Sunday, 3rd March 2024 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

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

10:30am All-age Worship at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye  (MH)

6:00pm Evensong at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe  (AR+MH)


Sunday, 10th March 2024 MOTHERING SUNDAY

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

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

10:30am All-age Worship at St Michael & All Angels, Copford  (LB)


Sunday, 17th March 2024 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

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

9:00am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe  (CN+AR)

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

Services for Holy Week and Easter 2024

Sunday, 24th March 2024 PALM SUNDAY

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

10:30am Morning Praise at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye  (LB+NC)

10:30am Holy Communion at St Michael & All Angels, Copford  (RH)


Thursday, 28th March 2024 MAUNDY THURSDAY

7:30pm Eucharist of the Last Supper at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye  (MH+RH)


Friday, 29th March 2024 GOOD FRIDAY

Calvary image

2:00pm Words from the Cross at St Michael & All Angels, Copford  (CN)


Saturday, 30th March 2024 EASTER EVE

7:30pm Service of Light at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney  (LB)

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


Sunday, 31st March 2024 EASTER DAY

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

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

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

10:30am Holy Communion at St Michael & All Angels, Copford  (MH)

"Christ is risen - Alleluia"


Monday, 29th April 2024

7:30pm Layer de la Haye Annual Meeting of Parishioners (AMP) and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

At the AMP, which is open to all parishioners, there will be the election of churchwardens for the forthcoming year. This is followed by the APCM 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.


Thursday, 9th May 2024 ASCENSION DAY


Sunday, 19th May 2024 PENTECOST


Sunday, 26th May 2024 TRINITY SUNDAY


Saturday, 26th October 2024

British Summer Time ends tonight   Clocks go BACK one hour


Sunday, 10th November 2024 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY


Sunday, 1st December 2024 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Tuesday, 24th December 2024 CHRISTMAS EVE


Wednesday, 25th December 2024 CHRISTMAS DAY



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