St James' Church West End

Come and see for yourself

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.

Church Services

Sunday Services:

09.30am Livestreamed and in person Sung Eucharist  (download service sheet here) and Children’s Church

11am Church Alive All Age Service

6.30pm Evening Service: 

1st Sunday: Evensong 

2nd Sunday: IGNITE Youth Group 5.30pm – 7pm

3rd Sunday: Evensong

4th Sunday: Taizé Service  

5th Sunday: Occasional Services. Please see here for more details. 


10.30am In person Eucharist followed by refreshments 

Update on our Covid safety measures

We are keeping most of our current covid safety measures for services in place for the time being remembering our call to love our neighbours.  We encourage you to wear a mask in church for services and to sit socially distanced.  

Growing in Faith Course
All welcome to join this discipleship course thinking about what it means to follow Jesus.  We will be using the wonderful ‘Holy Habits’ material. This will run on Tuesdays 21st June and 5th and 19th July at 11am in the church hall and for 6 weeks from 6th September.  This follows on from the recent confirmation preparation and others are very welcome to join as well. For more information please contact Rev’d Vicky Maunder:


Children’s Activity Morning
Our Children’s Activity Mornings are held every first Saturday of the month (we are taking a break in August) from 10am to 11.30am. Please contact Jan Barrett
for more information and to book:
Macmillan Coffee Morning

There will be a coffee morning here at St James Church on Friday 30th September 10.30 till 12 noon. For Macmillan Cancer Support We hope you can join us

Open Church
The church is open to visit on:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am to 3pm
Wednesdays 11.30am to 3pm.
Tree Trail

We have a Tree Trail in the church grounds with a monthly theme.  Young and Old welcome to enjoy the reflections and activities at the Welcome, Faith, Thank You, Praise and Worry Trees.

Stay and Play

‘Wriggle and Stretch’ at Stay & Play here at St James’ Church.

Action rhymes/ stories and play sessions!  For Parents/Carers/ Grandparents and preschool toddlers up to 4 years

Starting Wednesdays during term time from 8th September 2021 in the church hall  from

9.15 am – 10.15 am. Cost £1 per session, including an individual snack.

Why not come and make new friends in a fun, safe way?

 IGNITE Youth Group

Ignite Youth Group meets every 2nd Sunday of the month (we are taking a break in August)

5.30pm – 7pm here at St James’ Church.

It is for 11 to 14+. 

If you would like to join please contact Vicky at


Parish Magazine

Please click here to read the Bumper July and August Issue. Previous electronic editions can be found here.

Prayer requests and Pastoral Support

We’d be very pleased to pray for you or to offer pastoral support.  Please contact our LLM, Carol on or tel 07842 244876


If you would like to make a donation to our work please click the donate button below.  We are very thankful for every donation we receive.

Community Coffee Morning 
Why not join us on the 2nd Friday of each month when we hold a monthly community coffee morning in the church hall from 10.30am to 12 noon.  All welcome to pop in for hot drinks, cake and a chat. 
 HOPE Treasure Trail

If you missed out on the HOPE treasure hunt around West End or are interested in having a go yourself, there are copies of the HOPE Treasure Hunt still available, so you can take part at your leisure. Please contact Christine Johnson on 07762171954 who will be happy to send a copy to you, in return for a £3 donation towards HOPE charities.

Bring and Share Afternoon Tea Party and outdoor ‘Songs of Praise’

4th September 3.30 to 6pm.  We invite you to join us for bring and share afternoon tea followed by our own ‘songs of praise’ led by the choir in the church grounds.  Tea will be served from 3.30 followed by singing at 5pm. All are welcome to join us.


You will be welcome, whether you have been going to church all your life, or if you have never been to a service before

Please get in touch if you would like your child or yourself to be baptised. More information on our baptism page

Would you like to get married at St James’? Our weddings page tells you more whether you are eligible to do so and your next steps

Please contact the vicar if you’d like to arrange a funeral. We are here to help and support you at a time of bereavement.

Our church building is a great venue for concerts, and the hall for meetings, social gatherings, and regular hires

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