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.

Covid guidelines when coming to church

We ask everyone to sanitise their hands on arrival and to wear a face covering when entering the church, moving around inside (such as coming up to receive Communion), when leaving the building, and while singing hymns. This is unless you have a medical exemption or are under the age of 11.
Face coverings can be removed while seated; those who wish to, can keep their face covering on. We will ensure that everyone wishing to be seated socially distanced in church is able to.



Sunday, 28th November 2021 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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

10:30am Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
  Celebrant: The Ven Ruth Patten, Archdeacon of Colchester


Sunday, 5th December 2021 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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

10:30am Christingle Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

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


Sunday, 12th December 2021 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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

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

6:00pm Carol Service at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.


Sunday, 19th December 2021 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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 Carol Service at St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe

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


Friday, 24th December 2021 CHRISTMAS EVE

3:30pm Crib Service at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

5:00pm Crib Service at St Michael & All Angels, Copford.

6:30pm Crib Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton.

11:30pm Midnight Christmas Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye


Saturday, 25th December 2021 CHRISTMAS DAY

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

10:00am Christmas Family Communion at St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

10:00am Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney


Sunday, 26th December 2021 STEPHEN, Deacon, First Martyr

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


Sunday, 2nd January 2022 EPIPHANY

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, 9th January 2022 BAPTISM OF CHRIST

9:00am Plough Sunday 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, 16th January 2022 SECOND SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

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, 23rd January 2022 THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

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, 30th January 2022 PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE

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

4:00pm Candlemas Service at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney


Sunday, 6th February 2022 FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

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, 13th February 2022 THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

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

4:00pm Celebration of Marriage at St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney


Sunday, 20th February 2022 SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

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, 27th February 2022 SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT

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

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


Wednesday, 2nd March 2022 ASH WEDNESDAY

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


Sunday, 6th March 2022 FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

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, 13th March 2022 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

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, 20th March 2022 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

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


Saturday, 26th March 2022

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


Sunday, 27th March 2022 MOTHERING SUNDAY

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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