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; LB = Revd Liz Barnes; MH = Revd Michael Hatchett; NC = Mr Nick Clarke; RH = Revd Ruth Hatchett.



Sunday, 21st April 2024 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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

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

6:00pm Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe  (AR)


Tuesday, 23rd April 2024

10:00am Layer Breton with Birch Annual Meeting of Parishioners (AMP) and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton.

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.


Sunday, 28th April 2024 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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  (AR)


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.


Sunday, 5th May 2024 ROGATION SUNDAY • SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

From 8:30am Rogation Walk & Worship

This event will be in place of our usual Sunday morning services. It will start at Layer de la Haye church with a light breakfast (provided) from around 8:30am, followed by Part 1 of our worship. Then we walk over the fields to Layer Breton Church where there will be light refreshments, followed by Part 2 of our worship. We then continue across fields to St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney, where there will be an act of worship at about 12 noon. On the way there will be the blessing of fields, crops, gardens and a farmyard.

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


Thursday, 9th May 2024 ASCENSION DAY


Sunday, 12th May 2024 SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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

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

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


Sunday, 19th May 2024 PENTECOST

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

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

6:00pm Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe  (AR)


Wednesday, 22nd May 2024

8:00pm Layer Marney Annual Meeting of Parishioners (AMP) and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney.

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.


Sunday, 26th May 2024 TRINITY SUNDAY

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

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

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


Sunday, 2nd June 2024 FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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 & Team)

6:00pm Hymns & Pimms at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe  (AR)


Sunday, 9th June 2024 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

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

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


Sunday, 16th June 2024 THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

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

6:00pm Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe  (AR)


Sunday, 23rd June 2024 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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  (RH)


Sunday, 30th June 2024 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

10:30am Joint Parishes Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton  (AR)


Monday, 15th July 2024

7:30pm Benefice Confirmation Service at St Luke, Tiptree.
The service will be conducted by The Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford.


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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