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:

9.30am Livestreamed and in person Sung Eucharist (download service sheet here) and Children’s Church

11am Outdoor Church Alive All Age Service

6.30pm Evening Service: 

1st Sunday: Evensong 

2nd Sunday: Taizé Service

3rd Sunday: Evensong

4th Sunday: Informal Worship


10.30am In person Eucharist followed by refreshments 

Update on our Covid safety measures
19th July 2021

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. 

Tree Trail

In the church grounds for young children, families and the young at heart, everyone is welcome, we hope that you will enjoy exploring it.

Our trail this month is based around the story ‘The Survivor Tree’ – written in the aftermath of 911.

There are 5 activities:

Welcome Tree: Healing Hearts

Faith tree: Faith Flowers

Thank You Tree: Thankyou leaves to thank all of those who have been with us in the last 18 months.

Praise Tree: Decorate a DVD with butterflies and words that remind us of his promise of new life.

Worry tree: Placing ribbons on the Worry Tree with a story of hope for the future.

We hope that you enjoy using the trail and we look forward to seeing your creations.


Open Church

The church is open to visit and for private prayer Tuesday to Friday between 9am and 3pm.  All welcome.

Morning Prayer

Please join us for Morning Prayer on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays at 9am on Zoom.  All welcome to join.

For the zoom link click here (Meeting ID: 856 9737 3073, Passcode: 672283). 

For the service sheet click here



Parish Magazine

Please click here to read the September 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


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.

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