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

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.  

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, Thursday, Friday. 

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.

Electoral Roll

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.

Holy Habits

Follow our Holy Habit reflections prepared by our LLM Alan on YouTube.  Based on the book Holy Habits by Andrew Roberts.  

Parish Magazine

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

Open Church

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

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


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