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, 31st August 2014

9-30am Five Parishes Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no morning services at Layer Marney,
Layer de la Haye, Copford or Easthorpe.

6-00pm Benefice Evensong at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Evensong service at Tiptree
but there will be Evening Prayer at Layer de la Haye at 6-30pm.


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 (effective September 2014) in our sister parishes of Copford and Easthorpe, as our five churches share a ministry led by our Team Vicar, Celia Cook.

For information on services in the 'LAYER' PARISHES DURING AUGUST, please see the Forthcoming Events page.

From the beginning of September (2014), there will 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 7th September (2014) the normal pattern of Sunday services at Layer de la Haye will be 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 7th September (2014) the normal pattern of Sunday services at Layer Marney will be 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 7th September (2014) the normal pattern of Sunday services at Layer Breton will be as shown below, but please check the Forthcoming Events page for changes.

First Sunday in the Month9-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Second Sunday in the Month9-00amMorning Praise
Third Sunday in the Month9-00amHoly Communion (CW)
Fourth Sunday in the Month9-00amMorning Praise
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 8-30am, at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton. 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 7th September (2014) the normal pattern of Sunday services at Copford will be 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 7th September (2014) the normal pattern of Sunday services at Easthorpe will be 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, 1st December 2013, we are using the Lectionary for Year A (2013 - 2014).


Page updated: 29 AUG 2014