Welcome to St James’ Church
Our church is a place to celebrate, share and explore the deeper things in life as well as make new friends and be part of the community.
The church is on the A27 on the edge of Southampton and serves the people of Harefield, Chartwell Green, Townhill Park and West End.
We do our best to warmly welcome absolutely everyone who comes to St James, whether you come to worship on a Sunday, for a baptism, wedding or funeral, or for any of the many activities that run throughout the week.
We hold a wide variety of services to suit everyone from traditional language communions and evensong, to creative informal services to Taize.
Come as you are, we’d love to meet you.
Join us for services in church or online – for more information click here.
9.30am Livestreamed and in person Eucharist
11am Outdoor Church Alive
6.30pm Livestreamed/Recorded Evening Service
10am Outdoor Diddy Disciples
10.30am In person Eucharist
9am Zoom on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Update on our Covid safety measures
19th July 2021
With covid cases rising we are have decided to keep most of our current covid safety measures for services in place for the time being remembering our call to love our neighbours. We ask you to please continue to wear a mask in church for services and to sit socially distanced. However we will no longer take bookings for Sunday services and the congregation are warmly invited to sing the hymns. Thank you for your understanding.
The church is open to visit and for private prayer Monday to Friday 10am to 12 noon, except on Wednesdays between 10.30am and 11.30am when there is the Eucharist service. All welcome. Click here for more information.
In the church grounds for young children, families and the young at heart, everyone is welcome, we hope that you will enjoy exploring it.
Welcome tree: Plant nature labels. Here we invite you to write values that you would like to grow.
Faith tree: Here you will find this week’s bible story, and in the box you will find resources to make faith bracelets and keyring.
Thank You Tree: Tree Rings. Look at the image, what can you see? What can you tell about the tree from its rings. Here you can write a Thank you message on the tree shapes and tie them to the tree.
Praise Tree: Kingdom Rocks. Write or draw a picture of some of the values we need to grow closer to God.
Worry tree: In the box you will find the resources to plant a seed of faith, take it home and watch it grow.
We hope that you enjoy using the trail and we look forward to seeing your creations. The themes change fortnightly.
Celebrating St James
25 July 2021
This weekend we celebrate St James, the fisherman who with his brother John became one of Jesus 12 disciples.
Thank you to our church school and flower team for decorating the church and grounds.
Saturday 10am Children’s Celebration
Sunday 9.30am Sung Eucharist
3.30pm Afternoon Tea Party
4.30pm Informal Songs of Praise
All very welcome.
Thursday Outdoor Coffee Morning
Bring a flask and snack and gather for fellowship in the church grounds between 10am and 11am. Under the new rules we can have 30 gathering socially distanced.
Like many, we are finding our financial resources stretched and depleted at the present time. If you are able and would like to make a donation to our work please click the donate button below. We are very thankful for every donation we receive.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility!
If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice:
St James’ West End Safeguarding Officer
Carol Kidd 07842244876 (calls returned within 24-48hrs)
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Jackie Rowlands 01962 737317
Hampshire Local Authority Social Services 0300 555 1373
If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the police 999
Please click the above button to:
St James’ Church PCC commitments, Parish Safeguarding Policies & Diocesan resources
National Helplines & websites
Online sources of support for victims and families of abuse
Access to reports from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse