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.


Thursday, 21st November 2019

10:00am till 12:00 Noon Coffee Morning at Easthorpe Church Hall.

Join us for tea/coffee and home-made cake. Essex County Council Highways Department will be in attendance to answer queries about the proposed new A12/A120 – so come along and see what they have to say!


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.


Messy Church logoWednesday, 27th November 2019

3-30pm 'Messy Church' at Layer de la Haye Primary School

Advent-themed fun for all the family: crafts, songs, stories and food.


Sunday, 1st December 2019   FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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

10:30am Christingle Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
Learn about the story of Christingle.


Wednesday, 4th December 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 Children's Society. For more information telephone 331898.

Christingle imageAt 11:30, immediately after the Coffee Shop, we will have a very short Christingle Service.
Come and make your own Christingle during the Coffee Shop and we'll gather to light candles and celebrate at 11:30. Ideal for parents and grandparents with pre-school children.
What is Christingle? A celebration of light at the darkest time of the year, this symbolic orange and candle combination reminds us about Jesus who is light for the world. For over 50 years Christingle has been a big part of the Children's Society, helping to raise awareness and raise money for this charity that supports vulnerable children and young people in the UK. Learn more about Christingle.

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.

Messy Church logo3-30pm 'Messy Church' at Birch Primary School

Advent-themed fun for all the family: crafts, songs, stories and food.


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.)


Thursday, 19th December 2019

6:00pm Nativity & Carol Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney


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.

5:00pm Crib Service at St Michael & All Angels, Copford

6:30pm Crib Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton

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


Wednesday, 25th December 2019 CHRISTMAS DAY

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

10:00am Christmas Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

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 January 2020

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.


Wednesday, 5th February 2020

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.


Wednesday, 26th February 2020 ASH WEDNESDAY


Sunday, 1st March 2020 FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT


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 meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.


Sunday, 8th March 2020 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT


Sunday, 15th March 2020 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT


Sunday, 22nd March 2020 MOTHERING SUNDAY


Saturday, 28th March 2020

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


Sunday, 29th March 2020 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT


Wednesday, 1st April 2020

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.

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 Donkey & Buskins, Layer de la Haye

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.


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 meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.


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 meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.


Wednesday, 5th August 2020

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.


Wednesday, 2nd September 2020

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.


Wednesday, 7th October 2020

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.


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 Fox, Layer de la Haye

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.


Sunday, 29th November 2020 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Wednesday, 2nd December

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

The Men's Monthly Lunch Club meets at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Fox in Layer de la Haye or The Hare & Hounds in Layer Breton or The Donkey & Buskins in Layer de la Haye. 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.

By the Sunday before please let Jon Smith know (E-mail: jonsmith@supanet.com; Mob: 07814-116590) if you are coming so that he can confirm numbers to the pub. For meetings at The Layer Fox and The Hare & Hounds Jon also needs to have your pre-orders for lunch.


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: 17 Nov 2019 at 20:26