Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Birch with Layer Breton

Sunday Services and Church Openings for Private Prayer

15 Oct 2020, 3 p.m.
Church_news

FACE COVERINGS: Since August 8th face coverings have been mandatory in places of worship
and we ask your cooperation in observing this new 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.

We have resumed public worship in our churches.  Sunday services up to and including November 22nd are as follows:

Sunday, 18th October 2020 - Luke the Evangelist

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

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

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

Sunday, 25th October 2020 - Bible Sunday

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

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

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

4:00pm Remembering Service - St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe
  - Remembering departed loved ones and giving thanks for their lives.

Sunday, 1st November 2020 - All Saints' Day

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

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

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

4:00pm Remembering Service - St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
  - Remembering departed loved ones and giving thanks for their lives.

Sunday, 8th November 2020 - Remembrance Sunday (Third Sunday before Advent)

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

9:30am Act of Remembrance - St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe

10:50am Act of Remembrance - The Cross, Layer de la Haye (near The Layer Fox PH)

10:50am Act of Remembrance - Birch Memorial Cross (opposite Birch School)

10:50am Act of Remembrance - St Michael & All Angels, Copford

Sunday, 15th November 2020 - Second Sunday before Advent

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

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

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

Sunday, 22nd November 2020 - Christ the King (Sunday next before Advent)

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

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

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


These arrangements are subject to review so please check our websites and Facebook pages for up to date information.

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.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments please contact Lydia, our Team Vicar, on 01206 738759 or [email protected]


Open for Private Prayer

Our churches are now open for individual private prayer (except during services) as follows:

St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye: Sundays and Wednesdays only, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney: Sundays and Wednesdays only, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

St Michael & All Angels, Copford: Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe: Sundays and Wednesdays only, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

These arrangements are subject to review so please check our websites and Facebook pages for up to date information.

If you are visiting any of our churches, 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.