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.

Suspension of public worship

Following the government announcement of a second lockdown public services in church are suspended from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December and worship will be on-line during this time.  Please visit our worship resources page 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 stjameswe.pastoral@gmail.com or tel 07842 244876

The Church is open for private prayer

Mondays to Saturdays 10am to 12 noon


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.

Parish Magazine

Please click here to read the November edition. Previous electronic editions can be found here.

Mark’s Gospel

Each Sunday we explore a few verses of a gospel telling us about the life of Jesus. Perhaps it’s a bit like going up a mountain and each Sunday we can explore just a little view ahead. It can be so helpful sometimes to step right back and take in the whole mountain, the whole story of Jesus life, death and resurrection, and be filled with wonder and awe at the magnitude and mystery of it. On Advent Sunday, 29th November, we begin year B in our cycle of readings which focuses on Mark’s gospel. In preparation you might like to follow this link and listen to the gospel in full in the 6 recordings. A short introduction to the gospels and to Mark’s gospel is here.  

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

Thought for the Week

Visit our Youtube channel for our thought for the week. 

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