Who’s Who


Revd Anne-Marie Renshaw

As Team Rector Anne-Marie has overall responsibility for leading ministry in the benefice of Thurstable and Winstree, (which has 9 parishes), and is based at Tiptree.

The 9 parishes are St Luke Tiptree All Saints Messing, All Saints Inworth, All Saints Great Braxted, St Mary Easthorpe, St Michael Copford, St Mary Layer Marney, St John Layer de la Haye, St Mary Layer Breton.

Her day off is Monday


The Rectory, Rectory Road, Tiptree, Colchester CO5 0SX

01621 815260


Revd Lydia Smith

Lydia is Team Vicar and has day-to-day responsibility for leading ministry in the parishes of Layer de la Haye, Layer Breton with Birch, Layer Marney, Copford and Easthorpe.

She is also Director of the Centre for Excellence in Rural Ministry within the Diocese of Chelmsford and tweets on that role regularly via @RevLydiaSmith

Her day off is Friday.


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

01206 738759