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

Join us on-line for worship. With covid infection rates high we have made the difficult decision to move all worship on-line for the time being.  

Sunday Services:
9.30am Livestreamed Eucharist
11am Zoom Church Alive
6.30pm Livestreamed/Recorded Evening Service

10am Zoom Diddy Disciples 

9am Zoom Morning Prayer Tuesday to Friday

Please click here for more details of our services. 

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

Prayer Labyrinth

All welcome to walk the Prayer Labyrinth in the church grounds.  This is a maze-like path that you follow into the middle and then out again while taking time to reflect and pray. The physical journey reflects your inner journey as you walk with God. There are information boards by the labyrinth to help you make the most of walking it. 

Sunday Bible Story

Click here for our weekly Children’s Bible story read by a member of the congregation. 

Zoom Coffee Morning
10am every Thursday

For those who’d like to connect and catch up. All welcome. Contact the Vicar for more details and the zoom link. stjameswe.vicar@gmail.com 

Parish Magazine

Please click here to read the February 2021 edition. Previous electronic editions can be found here.

Open Church

The church is open for private prayer on Wednesdays from 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.

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