Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Birch with Layer Breton

St Mary the Virgin, Birch with Layer Breton

The parish of St Mary the Virgin, Birch with Layer Breton, is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO. The Diocese of Chelmsford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. 

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Revd Lydia Smith (Team Vicar)

The Vicarage 45 Malting Green Road Layer de la Haye Colchester CO2 0JJ

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Morning Prayer Service on YouTube

Every Sunday at 9 a.m.
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Our churches are currently closed for public worship - see the News item.

While our churches are closed for public prayer we are holding online service on Sundays at 9:00 am (on YouTube) and 10:30am (Zoom).

Use the 'More about . . .' link below to view information about our 'Online Sunday Services' posted on the Layer Churches website.

Live streamed service Recorded service Morning Worship/Prayer

Our group of five churches are again closed for public worship. While our churches are closed we are holding services online. Four of our churches remain open for private prayer.

6 Nov 2020, 10 a.m.