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

Parish Magazines

Layer de la Haye Parish Gazette is the parish magazine for Layer de la Haye. It carries news not only about the Church in Layer but also about the village and the activities of several of its organisations.

Published every month, the price in 2024 will be £1 a copy. If you subscribe on a regular basis you can be guaranteed a copy and we can budget better. To encourage this there is a discount if you pay an annual subscription by the end of January. For 2024 this discounted subscription is £10 per annum (plus postage if required).

Copies of the Parish Gazette are available in the church, The Village Shop, The Donkey and Buskins and the Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre.

The Parish Gazette is edited by Liz Lazell who welcomes contributions. It lessens the workload if articles, notices or information for inclusion are submitted in electronic form, preferably A5 size. Copy can be sent as email attachments in plain text (*.txt) or as Microsoft Word documents (*.doc or *.docx) or in Rich Text Format (*.rtf). Alternatively copy can be typed or pasted into an email, addressed to   Material can also be submitted in typescript or manuscript by post or hand to 100 High Road, Layer de la Haye. Copy should be submitted no later than the 12th of the month prior to month of publication.

The Gazette carries advertisements for local businesses whose support is appreciated. To discuss placing an advertisement please contact Martin Piper by email ( or call him on 01206-734369.

Parish News is a monthly newsletter for the parishes of Birch, Layer Breton and Layer Marney. In addition to coverage of Church services and events, Parish News contains news of many other activities and events in the local community, together with articles of general interest. The editor is Sue Walsham.

Circulation: Every month (except January) over 600 copies are printed. These are distributed free of charge to every household in the villages of Birch, Layer Breton and Layer Marney.

Contributing News Items and Articles: News items about local people and events, and articles of local interest, are most welcome. If you have a news item or article to contribute please email the editor:  The deadline for submitting items for publication in a particular month's issue is normally a Friday in the middle of the previous month. For example, the copy deadline for the June issue will be a Friday in mid-May; on the front page of each issue you will find the actual date of the deadline for publication in the following month's issue. The June issue will then be out for delivery at the end of May.

Advertising: Advertising in Parish News is an excellent and cost effective way for local businesses to reach every house in the three villages, every month (except January). To discuss placing an advertisement please contact Chris Boyce - Email: or call her on 01206-330275 (Home) or 07778-388277 (Mobile).

Financing: It has always been the policy that Parish News should go to every house in the villages it serves and therefore no charge is made for it. The editor and distributors receive no payment but, obviously, the costs of paper and printing have to be met. This is done through contributions from the Parochial Church Council, Birch Parish Council and advertisers. Additional donations from individuals are much appreciated.

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