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Services and Events Calendar

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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.

Messy Church - for all ages!

Messy Church is for everyone. It’s lots of fun and involves craft, stories, singing, food and of course mess! Come and join us on the second Saturday of each month from 4:00-5:30 at the Thorley Christian Centre on Vicerons Place. Check out Facebook for the latest news.

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 below for the venue of the next combined service. We often have a special breakfast together before the service. Join us!  Everyone is welcome.

New Opportunity for Informal Sunday Evening Worship

Come and join us on the first Sunday of each month at 5pm. The next informal evening service will be going ahead on Easter Sunday (April 1st).

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.

St James News and Events

Christmas is coming!

We are expecting our Christmas trees to  be delivered during the week beginning 3rd December; one in the Church and one in the Barn.  We are looking for volunteers to decorate them please!  This is a lovely way to 'give' to St James by gathering your family or a...

The Travelling Crib 

Would you like to invite Mary and Joseph into your home for a night during Advent? It is a lovely way to remind yourself and your family what Christmas is really all about. The figures are knitted and safe for any age child to play with. If you would like to know...

Fair Trade Shop

The Fair Trade shop will be hopefully be open every Sunday until Christmas. As usual, we have lots of Christmas cards for sale, fair trade food and chocolate, as well as beautiful and unusual crafts. Please feel free to come and browse in the shop - you may well find...

External News and Job Opportunities

NRWO Concert

Sunday 2nd December 2018, 4pm (doors open 3.30pm), St Barnabas Centre, Church Lane, Thorley, CM23 4BE A festive concert for friends and family. Music with a Christmas theme in the wonderful setting of the barn. Admittance: £10 adults; £5.00 senior school age and...


Would you like to join a wonderful Christmas occasion? Every year, under the banner of “Churches Together in Bishop’s Stortford”, we give a party for anyone in our Town who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day. This is a happy and popular event and is enjoyed by...