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

Services of Worship

Sunday, 30th October, 2016
(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 morning services at Layer Marney, Layer de la Haye, Layer Breton or Copford.

6-00pm Harvest Festival at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER MARNEY
PLEASE NOTE: NO evening service at Layer de la Haye.


Normal Times of Sunday Services

In our three 'Layer' villages, services of worship are held at the following churches:

LAYER DE LA HAYE - St John the Baptist
LAYER BRETON - St Mary the Virgin
LAYER MARNEY - St Mary the Virgin

Elsewhere on this website you can find information on the church buildings and their locations.

This page includes details of normal Sunday services in our sister parishes of Copford (St Michael & All Angels) and Easthorpe (St Mary the Virgin), as our five churches share a ministry led by a Team Vicar.

Normal Service Pattern: – The tables below show the normal pattern of Sunday services in each of our five parishes. Where there is a fifth Sunday in a month we usually have just one morning service, a Holy Communion at 9-30am, at one of the five churches. Notice of the venue is usually posted on the Forthcoming Events page.

We do recommend that you regularly check for any changes by visiting the Forthcoming Events page of this website and looking in our monthly publications : the Parish Gazette, for services at Layer de la Haye, and Parish News for services at Layer Marney and Layer Breton.

In the tables below, '(CW)' indicates a Common Worship order, and '(BCP)' indicates a Book of Common Prayer (i.e. 1662) service.

St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

First Sunday in the Month8-00am
10-30am
6-30pm
Holy Communion (CW)
All Age Worship
Evening Prayer (CW)
Second Sunday in the Month10-30am
6-30pm
Holy Communion (CW)
Evening Prayer (CW)
Third Sunday in the Month10-30am
6-30pm
Morning Praise
Evening Prayer (CW)
Fourth Sunday in the Month10-30am
6-30pm
Holy Communion (CW)
Evening Prayer (CW)
Fifth Sunday in the MonthPlease check the Forthcoming Events page for details.

St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

First Sunday in the Month9-00amMorning Prayer (CW)
Second Sunday in the Month9-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Third Sunday in the Month9-00amMorning Prayer (CW)
Fourth Sunday in the Month9-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Fifth Sunday in the MonthPlease check the Forthcoming Events page for details.

St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton

First Sunday in the Month9-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Second Sunday in the Month Holy Communion at Layer Marney (9-00am)
and Layer de la Haye (10-30am)
Third Sunday in the Month9-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Fourth Sunday in the Month Holy Communion at Layer Marney (9-00am)
and Layer de la Haye (10-30am)
Fifth Sunday in the MonthPlease check the Forthcoming Events page for details.

Weekday Services

For details of weekday services on major festivals or special occasions, please see the Forthcoming Events page and the Parish Gazette and Parish News.


Copford and Easthorpe Normal Sunday Services

St Michael and All Angels, Copford

First Sunday in the Month11-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Second Sunday in the Month9-45amAll Age Worship
Third Sunday in the MonthServices in each Layer parish and at Easthorpe
Fourth Sunday in the Month9-45amAll Age Worship
Fifth Sunday in the MonthPlease check the Forthcoming Events page for details.

St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe

First Sunday in the Month6-00pmEvensong (BCP)
Second Sunday in the Month9-30amHoly Communion (BCP)
Third Sunday in the Month6-00pmEvensong (BCP)
Fourth Sunday in the MonthServices at Easthorpe, Layer Marney and Layer de la Haye
Fifth Sunday in the MonthPlease check the Forthcoming Events page for details.

Orders of Service - Common Worship

We use Common Worship Holy Communion Order One for all Holy Communion Services in the Layer parishes. The order of service is printed in an easy to follow booklet which is provided in all our churches.

Bible Readings at Services: The Common Worship Lectionary is followed. We are currently using the readings set out in the Lectionary for Year C (from Advent 2015, up to Advent 2016).


Page updated: 16 AUG 2016