Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Easthorpe

Covid-19 and Our Current Worship Arrangements

9 Jan 2021, 10 a.m.

Due to the recent upsurge in Covid-19 infection rates and new government restrictions, we are suspending public worship in our five parishes.

Our services are moving on-line - see the News item 'Online Sunday Services' on the Home page of the Layer Churches website at

Our churches remain open for private prayer on the days and at the times shown below. These are subject to review as circumstances change.

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 9th January 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.