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A special, untouched church, entrancing in its atmosphere 

Above: Philip Bentick reads from Larkin's Church Going - much of this film was made at St James'

Come and discover the delights of St James' Church in Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire.
Owned by the Churches Conservation Trust and managed by the Friends of St James' Church, this ancient building is open most weekends in summer and also hosts a number of events throughout the year.

St James' old church is the former parish church of Stanstead Abbotts in Hertfordshire.


When St Andrew's Church was built in the village in the 1880s, St James' became redundant, although it still hosts five services a year including an extremely popular Advent service in December.

Now owned by the Churches Conservation Trust, and managed by the Friends of St James' Church, this delightful building also hosts a number of cultural events, whether musical or theatrical.


Please explore this website and discover for yourself a wonderful, historic church with a unique, bewitching atmosphere far from the hustle and bustle of today's so hurried world.

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