Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Layer Marney

Services up to 28th November 2021

13 Oct 2021, 3 p.m.
Church_news

Please check the News section on the Home page of the Layer Churches website at www.layerchurches.org.uk/#news for any updates and the Forthcoming Events page at www.layerchurches.org.uk/upcoming.htm

Four of our five churches remain open for private prayer on the days and at the times shown at the foot of this page. These are subject to review as circumstances change.


Friday, 15th October 2021

6:00pm  Harvest Festival - St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney

Sunday, 17th October 2021 - Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

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

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

10:30am  Holy Communion - St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye
This service will be in place of the Morning Praise service originally scheduled as there will be
no Communion service at Layer de la Haye next Sunday (24th October).

Sunday, 24th October 2021 - Bible Sunday

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

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

Sunday, 31st October 2021 All Saints

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

4:30pm  All Souls Memorial Service - St John the Baptist, Layer de la Haye

Sunday, 7th November 2021 Third Sunday before Advent

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, 14th November 2021 Remembrance Sunday

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

10:45am   Remembrance Sunday Service at Birch

10:50am   Remembrance Sunday Service at The Cross, Layer de la Haye

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

Thursday, 18th November 2021

7:30pm   Licensing of The Revd Liz Barnes by Bishop Roger at St Luke, Tiptree.
Liz is being licensed to serve in our benefice and we are delighted to be welcoming her back.

Sunday, 21st November 2021 Christ the King

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, 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


PRIVATE PRAYER - Our Churches are open as follows:

Our churches are 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:  Open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
If you would prefer to visit Layer Marney Church at a quiet time, please see the entries on our weekly news sheet under 'Coming Up This Week' to check when the church will be busy. In addition, other activities may also be taking place during the week when we are preparing for wedding ceremonies and other services.

St Michael & All Angels, Copford:  Open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

St Mary the Virgin, Easthorpe:  Open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The above days and times are those effective as at 13th October 2021 but are subject to review. Please check our websites and Facebook pages for any changes.

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.