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

Public Worship and Private Prayer

Details of Sunday services in our churches are shown below.

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


Sunday, 22nd May 2022 SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER • ROGATION SUNDAY

From 8:30am Rogation Walk & Worship

This event will be in place of our usual Sunday morning services. It will start at Layer de la Haye church with a light breakfast (provided) from around 8:30am, followed by Part 1 of our service. Then we walk over the fields to Layer Breton Church where there will be light refreshments, followed by Part 2 of our service at about 10:45 am. We then continue across fields to St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney, where there will be a Holy Communion service at about 12 noon, followed by a picnic lunch (please bring your own; drinks will be provided). On the way there will be the blessing of fields, crops, gardens and a farmyard.

Everyone is very welcome to join us, either for the whole event or just for part(s) of it. The walk is a good companionable stroll and dogs are welcome! It will help with catering if those planning to join us are able to let one of the participating churches know by 15th May. If you park your car at Layer de la Haye there will be transport back there from Layer Marney after lunch.


Thursday, 26th May 2022 ASCENSION DAY

7:30pm Holy Communion at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.


Sunday, 29th May 2022 SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER(fifth Sunday in the month)

10:30am Five Parishes Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, LAYER BRETON


Sunday, 5th June 2022 PENTECOST

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

10:30am Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Civic Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

10:30am Holy Communion at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.

3:00pm Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving at St Luke, Tiptree
      followed by afternoon tea in St Luke's Church Hall.

6:00pm Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe


Sunday, 12th June 2022 TRINITY SUNDAY

9:00am Morning Prayer at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

10:00am All Age Worship at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.

10:30am Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Sunday, 19th June 2022 FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

9:00am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe

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


Sunday, 26th June 2022 SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

9:00am Morning Prayer at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

10:30am Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye



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