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, 15th December 2019 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

4:00pm Carol by Candlelight at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
A service of traditional readings and carols, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
(This will be instead of the usual 6:00pm service at Layer de la Haye.)


Tuesday, 17th December 2019

6:00pm Carol Singing around Layer de la Haye

Organised by Layer de la Haye Church and the Friends of Layer School. We meet at the cross (by the Layer Fox crossroads) at 6:00pm and sing through the estate until finishing back at the cross . All are welcome. Please do come and join us! Carol sheets will be provided but please bring a lantern or torch - and dress warmly.


Thursday, 19th December 2019

6:00pm Nativity & Carol Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney
followed my mulled wine and mince pies in the Long Gallery at Layer Marney Tower.


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.

6:00pm Carol Service at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe.


Tuesday, 24th December 2019 CHRISTMAS EVE

Follow the Star logo3:30pm 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
A family-friendly Christmas service followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

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 Family Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

10:30am Christmas Family Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
(Please Note: This is earlier than the previously advertised time of 11:00am)


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



Sunday, 5th January 2020 EPIPHANY

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


Wednesday, 8th January 2020

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 normally held on the first Wednesday of each month. This January the Coffee Shop is being held on the 2nd Wednesday as the first Wednesday is New Year's Day. For more information telephone 331898.

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, 12th January 2020 BAPTISM OF CHRIST

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


Sunday, 19th January 2020 SECOND SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

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


Sunday, 26th January 2020 THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

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


Sunday, 2nd February 2020 PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE

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

4:00pm Candlemas Service at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER MARNEY.
There will be NO 6:00pm service at Layer de la Haye.


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.


Sunday, 9th February 2020 THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

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


Sunday, 16th February 2020 SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT


Sunday, 23rd February 2020 SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT

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


Wednesday, 26th February 2020 ASH WEDNESDAY

7:30pm Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Sunday, 1st March 2020 FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

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

4:00pm Choral Evensong at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.
There will be NO 6:00pm service at Layer de la Haye.


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

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


Sunday, 15th March 2020 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

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


Sunday, 22nd March 2020 MOTHERING SUNDAY

9:00am All Age Worship at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney.

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

6:00pm Evensong at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe.


Saturday, 28th March 2020

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


Sunday, 29th March 2020 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (fifth Sunday in the month)

9:30am Five Parishes Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, EASTHORPE.
Please note that on this Sunday there will be NO services at our other four churches,
Layer Marney, Layer de la Haye, Layer Breton or Copford.


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: 08 Dec 2019 at 19:57