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, 28th December, 2014
(Sunday after Christmas)

9-30am Five Parishes Holy Communion
at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER BRETON


Please note that on this Sunday there will be
NO other morning or evening services in our five parishes.

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.

QuickLinks to details of normal Sunday services at : -
   Layer de la Haye (St John the Baptist) • Layer Marney (St Mary the Virgin) • Layer Breton (St Mary the Virgin)

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 our Team Vicar, Celia Cook.

From the beginning of September (2014), there are some changes to the pattern of Sunday services in our five parishes because of our new situation following the formation of the Thurstable and Winstree Team Ministry. The intention is that the revised pattern should operate for a sixth month trial period. The pattern of services will then be reviewed following an assessment of what appears to be practical and sustainable for the future.

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

From September (2014) the normal pattern of Sunday services at Layer de la Haye is as shown below, but please check the Forthcoming Events page for changes.

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 Month10-30am
6-30pm
Holy Communion (CW)
Evening Prayer (CW)

St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

From September (2014) the normal pattern of Sunday services at Layer Marney is as shown below, but please check the Forthcoming Events page for changes.

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 Month Services at Layer de la Haye (10-30am)
and Copford (10-15am)

St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton

From September (2014) the normal pattern of Sunday services at Layer Breton is as shown below, but please check the Forthcoming Events page for changes.

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 Month Services at Layer de la Haye (10-30am)
and Copford (10-15am)

Weekday Services

A short service of Morning Prayer is held every Monday at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton. With effect from 3rd November 2014, and until further notice, this will be at 9-30am.

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

From September (2014) the normal pattern of Sunday services at Copford is as shown below, but please check for any changes.

First Sunday in the Month10-15amHoly Communion (CW)
Second Sunday in the Month10-15amAll Age Worship
Third Sunday in the Month10-15amFamily Holy Communion (CW)
Fourth Sunday in the Month10-15amAll Age Worship
Fifth Sunday in the Month10-15am(Form of worship to be decided)

St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe

From September (2014) the normal pattern of Sunday services at Easthorpe is as shown below, but please check for any changes.

First Sunday in the Month6-00pmEvensong (BCP)
Second Sunday in the Month9-00amHoly Communion (BCP)
Third Sunday in the Month6-00pmEvensong (BCP)
Fourth Sunday in the Month9-00amFamily Holy Communion (CW)
Fifth Sunday in the Month Services at Copford (10-15am)
and Layer de la Haye (10-30am)

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. From Advent Sunday, 30th November 2014, the readings are those set out in the Lectionary for Year B (2014 - 2015).


Page updated: 14 DEC 2014