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.
Services in church
Sunday 9.30am Eucharist (which is Livestreamed on Facebook)
Wednesday 10am Eucharist
Numbers are restricted so please book to attend one of these services by calling 023 8047 4826 between 6pm and 8pm
Outdoor and zoom Church Alive services
We are alternating holding our informal, all age Church Alive services on zoom and outdoors in the churchyard. For more information contact Rev’d Linda on 07934 419302 or email@example.com
Sunday 4th October
9.30am Diddy Disciples outdoor service
11am Church alive Outdoor Communion (weather permitting)
Harvest gifts welcomed for the Food bank
Meeting God in the natural world
11am on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the Church grounds
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
Sunday mornings 10.30am to 12 noon
Annual Meeting (APCM)
Sunday 25th October at 2.30pm
We will be reflecting on our church life over the last year and electing church wardens and new church council members. For more information contact the vicar.
Thought for the Week
Visit our Youtube channel for our thought for the week.
We are supporting the Rotary District 1110 Shoebox Scheme again this year which sends a shoebox of gifts to disadvantaged children in Albania, Montenegro, Moldova and Romania for Christmas. For more information contact the vicar.
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