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

Current Worship Arrangements

We have resumed public worship in our churches. Details of future services are shown below.

Lydia, our Team Vicar, will continue to provide a recorded Morning Prayer service on YouTube and Facebook each Sunday until 4th July. For details see the News section on the Home page.

Four of our five churches are 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, 27th June 2021 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

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

10:30am Family Communion with Baptism at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
    Weather permitting, this service will be held outside.


Sunday, 4th July 2021 FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

11:00am Five Parishes Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

This will be Lydia's last service with us before she takes up her new appointment at Duxford, in the Diocese of Ely. Weather permitting, the service will be held outside, followed by refreshments.


Wednesday, 7th July 2021

Because of the extension of covid restrictions, this event is being postponed.
The new date will be posted on this page when it has been agreed.

10:00am to 11:30am Birch & Layer Breton 'Pop Up' Community Coffee Shop
at St Mary's Church, Layer Breton Heath

We will be meeting again, live and in person, subject to any change in Government covid guideline. Proper coffee, tea and delicious cakes. Pop in and enjoy this informal social get-together which is held on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information telephone 331898.


Sunday, 11th July 2021 SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

9:00am All Age Worship at St Michael & All Angels, Copford

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

From 3:00pm A Summer Concert by the Essex Concert Band, conducted by Paul Dove
at The Recreation Ground, New Cut, Layer de la Haye, CO2 0EH.

An open-air afternoon concert of easy listening, popular music, including music from stage and screen.
FREE Admission, with a collection in aid of local charities. Bring your own picnic, blanket, chair, and refreshments.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the extended Covid restrictions, the concert cannot be held in the village hall, as previously planned. In the event of wet weather the concert will, regrettably, have to be cancelled.


Sunday, 18th July 2021 SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

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

10:30am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe


Sunday, 25th July 2021 JAMES THE APOSTLE

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

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


Sunday, 1st August 2021 NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

9:30am Lammas Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney
Led by the Revd Janet Nicholls, Agricultural Chaplain, Chelmsford Diocese.


Sunday, 8th August 2021 TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

9:30am Five Parishes Holy Communion at St Michael & All Angels, Copford


Sunday, 15th August 2021 THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

9:30am Parish Communion with Baptism at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney
Celebrant: The Ven Ruth Patten, Archdeacon of Colchester.


Sunday, 22nd August 2021 TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

9:30am Five Parishes Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe


Sunday, 29th August 2021 THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

9:30am Five Parishes Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Sunday, 5th September 2021 FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

10:30am All Age Worship at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

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


Sunday, 12th September 2021 FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

9:00am Pets Service at St Michael & All Angels, Copford

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


Sunday, 19th September 2021 SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

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

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

10:30am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe


Sunday, 26th September 2021 SEVENTEENTH 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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