St James News and Events

Pirate Day

Pirate Day – Wednesday 30th October 09.45 – the St. Barnabas Centre. Carers and children 0-7 years are invited to enjoy a morning of pirate fun! Activities include the bouncy castle, face painting, crafts, refreshments and lunch for everyone! Entry is by pre...

Service of Memories

Sunday 3rd November at 3.00 pm we will be holding our annual Service of Memories to remember our dearly departed loved ones.  If you would like a friend or relative to be added to the 'Roll of Remembrance' please could you contact Michelle in the Church office...

Book of poems

David Arkell has had his first book of poems published.  The book is called 'Divine Loves' and is a collection of 52 poems with Christian themes running throughout. It's available from for £5, all of which will be donated to support the work...

Services and Events Calendar

Need more information?

Contact the Parish Office.

Find your way to us

We have a spacious car park. Please park in the main car park on the right for events in the St Barnabas Centre and the Norman Church.


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9am Formal Service

Every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month, a friendly gathering in the lovely Norman church.

10:30am Informal Worship

Every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month, a lively gathering in the St Barnabas Centre.  Every 1st Sunday is All Age, a wonderful celebration with every generation worshipping God together.  On 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays there is PowerHouse, special groups for children and youth.

10am Combined Worship

Every time there is a 5th Sunday in the month, our whole church family worships together.  We alternate between the church and the St Barnabas centre.  Check the calendar above for the venue of the next combined service. We often have a special breakfast together before the service. Join us!  Everyone is welcome.

Informal Sunday Evening Worship

Come and join us on the first Sunday of each month at 5pm.

You can be certain of a warm welcome!

Venue:  St James Church, Thorley

The aim of our evening is for us all to have the opportunity to explore spirituality and encounter God.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be available on arrival and throughout the evening. Just help yourself!

There will be songs, music, a talk and sections where you will be guided as well as times left free for your own reflections, meditations and prayers. The guided sections will be introduced and explained as we come to them.

If you would like someone to pray with you, they will be available in the Tower Room. You may share as much or as little as you feel comfortable, about what you would like prayer for.

There will be several focus points set up around the church with suggestions on how you might like to use them. You are encouraged to explore these.

Please feel free to join in with as much or as little of the evening as you would like.

External News and Job Opportunities

World Mental Health Day

You are warmly invited to attend an event as part of World Mental Health Day Suicide Prevention On the evening of 7th November 2019 at Ss Alban and Stephen RC Church, 14 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RB. The evening will be facilitated by Revd Sue Stillwell and...