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.


Saturday, 29th April 2017

3-00pm James Cowdery sings Songs from the Musicals
at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

Tickets (to include refreshments) are £5-00 for Adults, £2-50 for Children. Telephone 734350 to book.


Sunday, 30th April 2017 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (fifth Sunday in the month)

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

6-00pm Team Evensong at All Saints, Great Braxted.
Please note that there will be NO Evening Prayer service at Layer de la Haye.


Wednesday, 3rd May 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Donkey & Buskins, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll 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 order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 30th April if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Sunday, 7th May 2017 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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


Sunday, 14th May 2017 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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


Sunday, 14th May to Saturday 20th May 2017

Christian Aid Week


Monday, 15th May 2017

7-30pm Licensing of the Revd Christine Gorringe at St Luke, Tiptree

Christine, currently Assistant Curate in the North Blackwater parishes, is to be licensed as Assistant Curate in our Thurstable and Winstree Team Ministry. She lives in Tiptree and it is envisaged she will be ministering primarily in the Tiptree and Messing parishes.


Sunday, 21st May 2017 SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER and ROGATION

From 8-30am Layer Parishes Rogation Walk & Worship

The walk, with worship in each of our three Layer churches, will be in place of our usual Sunday morning services. It will start at Layer Marney church with breakfast from around 8-30am, followed by worship. Then we walk over the fields to Layer Breton Church where there will be light refreshments. The walk continues across fields to St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye, where it will conclude with a short Holy Communion service followed by a buffet lunch. On the way there will be the blessing of a farmyard, fields and gardens. Everyone is very welcome to join us for this enjoyable event.
Park at Layer Marney Church. After lunch at Layer de la Haye there will be transport to return you to your car at Layer Marney.
To help us plan catering please let us know if you are coming by signing the list in your church by Sunday, 14th May or by telephoning Sandra on 01206-545260.

6-30pm Evening Prayer at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.


Thursday, 25th May 2017 ASCENSION DAY

7-30pm Holy Communion at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.


Sunday, 28th May 2017 SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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


Sunday, 4th June 2017 PENTECOST

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


Wednesday, 7th June 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Fox, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll 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 order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 4th June if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Sunday, 11th June 2017 TRINITY SUNDAY

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


Sunday, 18th June 2017 FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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


Sunday, 25th June 2017 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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


Saturday, 1st July 2017

10-00am to 12 noon Gift Day at St Mary's Church, Layer Breton

An opportunity to donate towards the costs of maintaining St Mary's Church, the only place of worship in Layer Breton and Birch.
There will be coffee and cake. Also plant and cake stalls.


Wednesday, 5th July 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Donkey & Buskins, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll 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 order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 2nd July if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Fox, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll 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 order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 30th July if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Sunday, 6th August 2017

pm Summer Afternoon Tea
at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

The Church will be inviting people to a strawberries and cream style tea. More details nearer the time.


Wednesday, 6th September 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Donkey & Buskins, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll 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 order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 3rd September if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Sunday, 17th September 2017

'Back to Church Sunday' Event
at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

We will be inviting people, who may not have attended church in recent years, to come back and join us in our worship and activities. There will be well-known family hymns during the service and refreshments afterwards. More details nearer the time.


Wednesday, 4th October 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Fox, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll 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 order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 1st October if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Saturday, 28th October 2017

British Summer Time ends tonight   Clocks go BACK one hour


Wednesday, 1st November 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Donkey & Buskins, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll 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 order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 29th October if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Sunday, 12th November 2017 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY


Sunday, 26th November 2017

3-00 pm Songs of Praise
at Layer de la Haye Village Hall.

Join us in singing a selection of favourite hymns chosen by members of the congregation. Refreshments will be served afterwards. More details nearer the time.


Sunday, 3rd December 2017 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


Wednesday, 6th December 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Fox, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll 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 order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 3rd December if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


2018


Saturday, 24th March 2018

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


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.


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: 27 Apr 2017