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

Forthcoming Events - Dates for your Diary

• The normal times and places of Sunday services in the Layer parishes are published on the Services page, but please check this page for any changes to the normal pattern.
• References below to 'Five Parishes' services are to joint services for the Copford, Easthorpe and three Layer parishes.
• Benefice services are joint services for the nine parishes in our Thurstable and Winstree benefice.


Messy Church logoWednesday, 22nd November 2017

3-30 pm 'Messy Church' at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

An after-school activity with parents, children and helpers joining in. Lots of mess and fun craft things to do, stories, songs and food!


Sunday, 26th November 2017 CHRIST THE KING

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page with the following exception:

PLEASE NOTE there will be NO Evening Prayer service at Layer de la Haye.
There will, however, be an evening service at Easthorpe: -
6-00pm Evensong at St Mary the Virgin, EASTHORPE.


Messy Church logoMonday, 27th November 2017

3-30 pm 'Messy Church' at Birch Primary School.

An after-school activity with parents, children and helpers joining in. Lots of mess and fun craft things to do, stories, songs and food!


Christingle imageMessy Church logoSaturday, 2nd December 2017

4-00pm 'Messy Christingle' at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

An activity with parents, children and helpers joining in. Lots of mess and fun craft things to do, stories, songs and food!


Sunday, 3rd December 2017 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page.


Tuesday, 5th December 2017

7-30 pm Licensing of the Revd Christine Gorringe as Associate Minister
      in the Thurstable and Winstree Team Ministry, at St Luke, Tiptree.


(Note: this is a change from the previously advertised date of Thursday, 30th November.)


Wednesday, 6th December 2017

12-00 Noon Men's Pub Lunch
at the Fox, Layer de la Haye.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month and welcome newcomers. We're a friendly bunch of men from Layer de la Haye and nearby villages. Over an hour or so we'll enjoy a pub lunch, a drink and each other’s company. It's simple, totally informal, no strings and we each pay for our own order. Please e-mail Jon Smith or 'phone him on 07814-116590 by Sunday 3rd December if you're coming (so he can sort pre-orders if need be).


Thursday, 7th December 2017

Confirmation Service at St Mary the Virgin, Kelvedon
(Post Code for Sat-Nav: CO5 9AL)


Christingle imageMessy Church logoSaturday, 9th December 2017

4-00pm 'Messy Christingle' at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton.

An activity with parents, children and helpers joining in. Lots of mess and fun craft things to do, stories, songs and food!

Curry Supper
at Rye Farm, Layer de la Haye.

In aid of Layer de la Haye church funds. Sold out - sorry, no more tickets available.


Sunday, 10th December 2017 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page.


Sunday, 17th December 2017 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Services in the Layer parishes will be at the normal times and places,
as published on the Services page, including:

6-00pm Carol Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.


Wednesday, 20th December 2017

6-00pm Nativity Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney.

To be followed by mince pies and mulled wine. Those attending are invited to park at Layer Marney Tower and advised to bring a torch.


Sunday, 24th December 2017 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT • CHRISTMAS EVE

9-00am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

10-30am Morning Praise at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

4-00pm Crib Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
      with the blessing of the Christmas crib and carols.

6-00pm Crib Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton.

11-30pm Midnight Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.


God with Us logoMonday, 25th December 2017 CHRISTMAS DAY

9-45am Family Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney.

10-30am Family Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.


Sunday, 31st December 2017 FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS (fifth Sunday in the month)

9-30am Five Parishes Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER BRETON.
Please note that on this Sunday morning there will be NO morning or evening services at our other four churches,
Layer de la Haye, Layer Marney, Copford or Easthorpe.


2018


Saturday, 24th March 2018

British Summer Time starts tomorrow   Clocks go FORWARD one hour tonight.


Thursday, 29th March 2018 MAUNDY THURSDAY


Friday, 30th March 2018 GOOD FRIDAY


Sunday, 1st April 2018 EASTER DAY


Wednesday, 25th April 2018

7-30pm Layer de la Haye Annual Parish and Annual Parochial Church Meetings
at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

At the Annual Parish Meeting, which is open to all parishioners, there will be the election of churchwardens and deputy wardens for the forthcoming year. This is followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting 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.


Saturday, 27th October 2018

British Summer Time ends tonight   Clocks go BACK one hour


If you are planning a church related event in one of our parishes and would like details posted here, please contact the webmaster with the relevant information. Please leave a contact name and telephone number or email address so we can clarify any points if necessary.


Page updated: 19 Nov 2017 at 22:35