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There has been a church building on our site for at least 700 years. In that time Thorley has seen many changes. A change in location following almost being wiped out by the plague. A change of focus as Bishop's Stortford grew until eventually it came to include Thorley. There are many stories to tell of God's faithfulness. Throughout each generation the people of St James' have consistently risen to the challenge of being the Parish Church for a diverse and changing community. To help us do that we currently look after 5 buildings; to provide us a home, as well as offering much needed community space for a number of different organisations. You can find more details on which of buildings are available to hire by clicking on the images below or contacting the Church Office.

Visit our buildings

St James Church Building, Thorley

St James Church

The St Barnabas Centre

St Barnabas Centre

The Church Room Thorley

The Church Room

Emmaus Centre Thorley

Emmaus Centre

Traffic Cone

Thorley Christian Centre (TCC)

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