Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Copford

Worship Arrangements from 18th April 2021

14 Apr 2021, 9 a.m.
Church_news

We are resuming public worship in our churches on and from Sunday 18th April.   Our arrangements for services in April, May and June are shown below but are subject to change depending on covid restrictions.  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

For the time being, Lydia, our Team Vicar, plans to continue providing a recorded Morning Prayer service on YouTube and Facebook each Sunday.  For details please see the Home page of the Layer Churches website at www.layerchurches.org.uk/#online-services

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.


Sunday, 18th April 2021 - Third Sunday of Easter

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 April 2021 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

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

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

Sunday, 2nd May 2021 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

Sunday, 9th May 2021 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

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

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

Sunday, 16th May 2021 - Sunday after Ascension Day

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, 23rd May 2021 - Pentecost

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

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

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

Sunday, 30th May 2021 - Trinity Sunday

From 9:30am Layer Parishes Annual Rogation Walk & Worship

Arrangements for this special annual event are provisional and subject to change depending on the covid situation. For details of the event and any updates please see visit the Layer Churches website at www.layerchurches.org.uk/upcoming.htm#rogation Everyone is very welcome to join us, either for the whole event or just for part(s) of it.

Sunday, 6th June 2021 - First Sunday after Trinity

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

Sunday, 13th June 2021 - Second Sunday after Trinity

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

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

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

Sunday, 20th June 2021 - Third Sunday after Trinity

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, 27th June 2021 - Fourth Sunday after Trinity

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

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

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


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: Sundays and Wednesdays only, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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

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

The above days and times are those effective as at 5th April 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.