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.
Please book for the 9.30am Sunday Service by calling Brenda on 023 8047 4826. Please book for the 11am Sunday Service by calling Linda on 07934419302.
9.30am Livestreamed and in person Eucharist (please book for this service)
11am Zoom or Outdoor Church Alive (please book for this service)
6.30pm Livestreamed/Recorded Evening Service
10am Outdoor Diddy Disciples
10.30am In person Eucharist
9am Zoom on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
From Sunday 30th May
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, write welcome in another language on the blackboards or draw a welcome picture.
Faith tree, find the week’s Bible story and worksheets.
Praise Tree, do an activity.
Thank You Tree place a symbol of creation at the bottom of the tree for example a leaf, a flower, a shell…to give thanks to God for our beautiful world which we have been given to look after.
Worry tree, leave with God any worries you might have by tying a green ribbon to the tree and asking God to bring you healing, peace and a feeling of calm.
We hope that you enjoy using the trail and we look forward to seeing your creations. The themes will change fortnightly.
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.
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.
Table Top Sale
Saturday 12th June
Southampton Arms and Master Builder car parks from 7.30am to 11am and in the church grounds from 11am to 2pm. All welcome. Click here for more information.
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