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.
We have resumed public worship following strict covid measures to keep everyone as safe as possible. Numbers are restricted so please book to attend by contacting Brenda on 023 8047 4826. Booking hours are Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 6pm – 7pm. Services will continue to be streamed online – for more information click here.
9.30am Livestreamed Eucharist
11am Zoom Church Alive
6.30pm Livestreamed/Recorded Evening Service
10am Zoom Diddy Disciples
9am Zoom Morning Prayer Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
Follow our Holy Habit reflections prepared by our LLM Alan on YouTube. Based on the book Holy Habits by Andrew Roberts.
Easter Home Communion
If you are physically unable to get to church and would like to receive communion during the Easter season please be in touch with Rev’d Vicky or Rev’d Linda. It’s possible to arrange a doorstep or garden communion.
Our Annual Meeting (ACPM) will be on the 9th May. In preparation for this a review of our Electoral Roll is done. This is essentially our church membership list so please do join it if you are not on it already. You need to be aged 16 or over, baptised and regularly worshipping at St James. You fill in an application form and then you are entitled to vote at our annual meeting where we elect church council members and church wardens among other business. For more information speak to our Electoral Roll Officer, Margaret Baker, and she will be pleased to help you. The application form can be downloaded here.
Following the death of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Family and all grieving his loss. The church will be open for private prayer and reflection and to light a candle on:
Wednesday 14th April 11am to 12 noon
Thursday 15th April 10am to 12 noon
Saturday 17th April 10am to 12 noon.
Please note the church is not open on Friday 16th because of a wedding that morning.
The Book of Condolences is here The Royal Family.
A prayer for the Duke of Edinburgh
‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.’
God of majesty,
Give rest to your servant Philip
Who, having served his Queen and Country,
has passed from this life,
full of years yet strong in spirit.
As we give thanks for his life,
as Prince and husband,
as Consort and family man,
we pray that all that he has done
may continue to bear fruit
in the lives of individuals
and the life of this nation,
to your honour and glory,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The church is open for private prayer on Wednesdays after Eucharist until 12 noon, and Fridays 9th April and 23rd April from 10am to 12 noon
After being delayed because of covid restrictions, the new AV system will be installed the week of 26th April. The church will be closed for the whole week for the work with no 10am Wednesday Eucharist or Friday Open Church.
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