This Centre is closed until 12 April 2021  (please refer to the Government Guidance for the list of exempt groups/activities). 

Note: Private parties and social gatherings are currently not permitted with the exception of wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions and memorial services following a funeral and these are limited to a maximum number of people that set by the Government.  Please refer to the latest government guidance for the maximum number of people currently permitted to attend your function. 

From 12 April -  Community Centre can re-open for indoor children's activities (with up to 15 parents - children not included in this number) and other exempt activities.

From 17 May -  Indoor adult excercise classes will be permitted   

Above dates are subject to change

Information about the Centre

Bishop's Park Community Centre offers two rooms which can be joined together for larger functions. There is a bar area in both rooms, and a modern kitchen. Suitable for disabled and elderly. Wi-Fi available. Access to ground floor via main entrance. Access to upper floor via front stairs. Large Car Park. Kitchen accessible by both rooms. the Centre has air-conditioning in each room, The Community Centre, situated next door to Tesco Supermarket,

There is a committee rooms upstairs away from the main hub of the building, suitable for quiet meetings, yoga or meditation. These upstairs rooms are not accessible by the disabled.  There is a large outside garden which can be hired in conjuction with a room. To hirefor one off bookings please contact Tracey Gaynor on 01279 715004 ( for Regular hire contact Anne Shirley on 01279 712146 (

Dog training sessions are not permitted in this venue.Only Guide Dogs permitted in the venue

Please Note: No 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th or 21st birthday parties are permitted at this venue. 

Parties ages 12+ are required to leave a £300 cash damage deposit.

Please Note: The use of helium balloons, chinese lanterns and naked flamed candles are not permitted at this community centre.

Please Note: In the unlikely event that there is a problem with the key to Bishop's Park Community Centre, during out of office hours, or contact the Caretaker on 07956 332814.
Further to this the Tourist Information Centre, in the Town Centre has a key and is open on Saturday between 10:00-16:00hrs.
Neighbouring Tesco Supermarket also has a spare key.  In all other cases of where you cannot gain access and no one else is available.

Pricing per hour
Hirer/2021Club Room 2020/2021Main Hall & Club Room 2020/2021Committee Room 2020/2021Garden (in conjunction with a room) 2020/2021
Private Hire, U3A, Charity, Uniform Groups*£11.20£8.10£19.30£6.40£7.50
OFSTED Registered Play School at Venue £5.60£4.05£9.65£3.20£7.50
All Hirers - after 6pm on Weekends/Public Holidays£22.40£16.20£28.60£12.80£7.50
*Except Weekends/Public holidays after 6pm
The venue will be closed New Years Eve
Room Information: 
RoomCapacity (people)Dimensions
Main HallStanding 70 Sitting 60 / during Covid-19 max capacity = 26 @ 2m distance32ft x 36ft / 9.8 x 11m
Club RoomStanding 40 Sitting 30 / during Covid-19 max capacity = 16 @ 2m distance21ft x 34ft / 6.4 x 10.3m
Main Hall and Club Roomstanding 110/ Sitting 30 / during Covid-19 max capacity = 30 @ 2m unless extended by special arrangement with BSTC
Committee Room - 4 x 4' Trestle Tables and 15 x Adult Chairs15 / during covid-19 max capacity = 6 @ 2m13ft x 15.6ft / 4 x 4.7m
Cupboard in Foyer - 12 x 10 x 6' & 2 x 4 x 4' Trestle Tables, 90 Adult chairs, red childrens tables and chairs for use in Club room 4 x childrens tables & 24 chairs stored in the Main hall
Bishops Park Centre, Lancaster Way, Bishop's Stortford, Herts
CM23 4DA (map)
Latest News: 

Sing and Sign Class starting Tuesday 27 April in the Club Room Stage 1 Class starts at 09:40 for further information email Alex phone 07876247358

Sign and Sign Class starting Friday 30 April in the Club Room Babies Class starts at 11:40 for further information email Alex phone 07876247358

Youth Create Singing Lesson starting Sunday  1st floor Committee room for further information contact Liz or phone 01279 843215

Joy Yoga Class Monday 10:46-11:45 in the Main Hall  for further information contact Sam 07811038427 email web site

Youth Create Drama Group  3 -  25 years open door -  starting Sunday  10:00-13:00 for further details contact Liz Evans phone 01279 843215 or email 

Vinyasa Yoga starting Thursday  in the Club room 18:30-19:30 for further details contact Sam email or phone 07811038427

Ladies Dance Fit - Friday  in the Main hall 11:45-12:30 for further details contact Helen or phone 07957634461

Wiggle Wiggle Thursday 6 month to 4 years Main Hall 09:10 to 09:50 or 10:00-10:40  for further details contact Helen email or phone 07957634461

Wiggle Wiggle Friday 6 months to 4 years Main Hall 09:10 to 09:55 or 10:00-10:40 or 10:50-11:30 for further details contact Helen email or phone 07957634461 

Karate starting Wednesday  16:15-18:15 in the Main Hall for further details contact Shauna Carroll email tel 07713866964 

Forever Fitters Exercise Class starting Tuesday  11:00-12:00 in the Club room -  for further information please contact Hannah email or phone 07545882437

Music Bugs starting Thursday  in the Club room 10:00-12:00 Sensory music and singing classes for babies, toddlers and pre- schoolers, for further information contact Gemma 07881 595380 email

Joy Dance Fitness Monday 09:30-10:30 Main Hall and 19:00-20:00 Club room  for further details contact Sam 0781103847 email 

Pilates by Clare -  Dynamic Pilates mixed class for 18+ on Tuesday starting 8 Sep 2020 - 20:00-20:45 in the Club room  for further information contact Clare 07572072257 email

Pilates by Clare - Dynamic Pilates  Friday in the Club room 09:30-10:30  Pre & Post Natal Pilates 10:30-11:30 for further information contact Clare 07572072257 email 

Dance Fever  Thursday  Main Hall 15:45-17:15 for further details contact Annice email or phone 07778 382216

Pilates Breath & Control Tuesday 11:00-12:00 Wednesday 18:30-20:45, Thursday 19:30 to 20:30 in the Main Hall -  for further information contact Rebecca email or phone 07853894544

Joy Yinyasa Yoga for Men & Women all levels welcome - Satuday  - Main Hall at 10:15-11:15 for further details contact Sam email or phone 07811038427 

Irish Dancing for boys & girls - Thursday in the Main Hall 16:00-17:00, for further details contact Mandy phone 07713974077 or email

"Body Speak is an activity where play is taken seriously. Play is one of the most fundamental activities for the development of a child and in the adult phase it is our inner child that makes our external life more relaxed.
Most of the time communication will be non-verbal, By being spontaneous, we create a free space for play to develop. Play is one of the main resources that allow children to expand their creativity and their individual imaginary world.
During the sessions there is space created where the child or adolescent can use their imagination to  express their emotions, fantasies, fears, conflicts, difficulties etc. They then feel comfortable, loved and accepted for who they are. Groups for ages ranging from 4 to 18 - .For further details contact Luciana Daconti  or phone 07456998937 -Classes in the Committee Room - date TBC  Fridays 16:30-18:30 and date TBC Tuesday 15:30-20:30,

U3A Pilates Tuesdays  11:45-12:45 in Main Hall - for further details contact Mandy email or phone 07713272664

Meditation Club Lif's Balance Classes, Mondays 18:00-19:30, Committee Room, Meditation, Mindfulness, Relaxation, and Chair Yoga. Plus 1:1 sessions, workshops Meditation and Mindfullness retreats. For further details telephone John Harron on Telephone Number: 07818447673 or email 

Joy Dance Fitness Saturday  09:00-10:00 for further details contact Sam phone 07811038427 or email -

Active in the Community  for over 50s Strength & Balance Class Thursday Main Hall 12:00-12:45  for further information phone Adri 07956667434 or email

Photos below from left to right: Club Room and Main Hall, Patio and Garden.

photo of main hall at bishops parkphoto of kitchen at bishops parkphoto of club room set out with chairs