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

Worship Arrangements Update

On Monday 22nd February the Government announced its roadmap to easing Covid restrictions. Since that announcement our Team Vicar and the churchwardens of our group of five churches have reviewed our worship arrangements. They agreed that public worship in our churches should remain suspended until the end of March.

Easter Day falls on Sunday 4th April this year. Towards the end of March consideration will be given to possible options for worship during Holy Week and on Easter Day. It may be possible, for example, to hold outdoor services at our churches on Easter Day. Decisions on, and arrangements for, any public worship will be advertised on this website as they become available.

In the meantime, Lydia, our Team Vicar, will continue to provide on-line Sunday services on YouTube, Facebook and Zoom. For details see the News item 'Online Sunday Services' on the Home page.

Four of our five churches remain open for private prayer on the days and at the times shown on the Home page.

FACE COVERINGS: Face coverings are mandatory in places of worship and we ask your cooperation in observing this legal requirement at our services.
Children under 11 and people with certain medical conditions are exempt.
If you have any concerns, do please get in touch.

If you are coming to services or visiting the church, please observe the government's social distancing guidelines and use the hand sanitiser provided. To keep others safe, please do not enter if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Those who are shielding or self-isolating also should not visit.



Sunday, 14th March 2020 MOTHERING SUNDAY


Sunday, 21st March 2021 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT


Saturday, 27th March 2021

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


Sunday, 28th March 2021 PALM SUNDAY


Thursday, 1st April 2021 MAUNDY THURSDAY


Friday, 2nd April 2021 GOOD FRIDAY


Saturday, 3rd April 2021 EASTER EVE


Sunday, 4th April 2021 EASTER DAY


Sunday, 11th April 2021 SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER


Sunday, 18th April 2021 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER


Sunday, 25th April 2021 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

11:30am Layer de la Haye Annual Meeting of Parishioners (AMP) and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye.

These meetings will be held immediately following the 10:30am Sunday morning service at Layer de la Haye.
At the AMP, which is open to all parishioners, there will be the election of churchwardens for the forthcoming year. This is followed by the APCM 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. Finally, there is a closed meeting of the newly-constituted PCC to transact other essential business.


Sunday, 2nd May 2021 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Sunday, 9th May 2021 SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Thursday, 13th May 2021 ASCENSION DAY


Sunday, 16th May 2021 SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION DAY


Sunday, 23rd May 2021 PENTECOST


Sunday, 30th May 2021 TRINITY SUNDAY



Page updated: 08 Mar 2021 at 09:36