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.


Friday, 18th October 2019

7:15pm for 7:45pm start Quiz Night
in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Layer de la Haye

In aid of Layer de la Haye church funds. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Tables of 6 to 8 people. Please have your team name ready when you book. Tickets, £4-00 each, are available from Louise or Adrian Tucker on 01621-816753 or text to 07974-788191.


Saturday, 19th October 2019

Evening Copford Church Harvest Supper
at Copford School.


Sunday, 20th October 2019   ST LUKE THE EVANGELIST

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

10:00am Harvest Festival at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.

6:00pm Harvest Festival at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney.
(PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO evening service at Layer de la Haye)

6:00pm Deanery Evensong at St Luke, Tiptree.


Saturday, 26th October 2019

British Summer Time ends tonight   Clocks go BACK one hour


Sunday, 27th October 2019   BIBLE SUNDAY

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


Sunday, 3rd November 2019   FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

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

4:00pm All Souls Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
(this will be instead of the 6:00pm evening service at Layer de la Haye.)


Wednesday, 6th November 2019

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. This time donations will go to the British Legion Poppy Appeal. For more information telephone 331898.

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club meets at 12 noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month. We're a friendly lot and welcome newcomers from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. So why not get in touch and come along to try us out? Over an hour or so around 15 to 20 of us enjoy a pub lunch, a drink and each other's company. It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own orders.

Our venue varies between the Donkey & Buskins and the Layer Fox at Layer de la Haye and the Hare & Hounds at Layer Breton. By the Sunday before, please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at the Layer Fox and the Hare & Hounds he also needs your pre-orders for lunch.


Sunday, 10th November 2019 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Details of Remembrance Sunday services will be posted here as they become available.

10:50am Remembrance Service at Layer de la Haye War Memorial Cross
(this will be instead of the usual 10-30am service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.)


Sunday, 17th November 2019   SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

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


Sunday, 24th November 2019   CHRIST THE KING

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


Sunday, 1st December 2019   FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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


Wednesday, 4th December 2019

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club meets at 12 noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month. We're a friendly lot and welcome newcomers from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. So why not get in touch and come along to try us out? Over an hour or so around 15 to 20 of us enjoy a pub lunch, a drink and each other's company. It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own orders.

Our venue varies between the Donkey & Buskins and the Layer Fox at Layer de la Haye and the Hare & Hounds at Layer Breton. By the Sunday before, please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at the Layer Fox and the Hare & Hounds he also needs your pre-orders for lunch.


Sunday, 8th December 2019   SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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


Sunday, 15th December 2019 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

4:00pm Carol Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
(This will be instead of the usual 6:00pm service at Layer de la Haye.)


Sunday, 22nd December 2019   FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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


Tuesday, 24th December 2019 CHRISTMAS EVE

3:30pm Crib Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
A service specially for young children, their parents, relatives and friends.

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


Wednesday, 25th December 2019 CHRISTMAS DAY

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


Sunday, 29th December 2019 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.



2020


Wednesday, 1st April 2020

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.


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: 13 Oct 2019 at 19:56