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

Join us for services in church or online – for more information click here.  

Please book for the 9.30am Sunday Service by calling Brenda on 023 8047 4826.  Please book for the 11am Sunday Service by calling Linda on 07934419302. 

Sunday Services:
9.30am Livestreamed and in person Eucharist (please book for this service)
11am Zoom or Outdoor Church Alive (please book for this service)
6.30pm Livestreamed/Recorded Evening Service

10am Outdoor Diddy Disciples 


10.30am In person Eucharist

Morning Prayer:
9am Zoom on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

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

Tree Trail
From Sunday 30th May

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

Welcome tree, write welcome in another language on the blackboards or draw a welcome picture.

Faith tree, find the week’s Bible story and worksheets.

Praise Tree, do an activity.

Thank You Tree place a symbol of creation at the bottom of the tree for example a leaf, a flower, a shell…to give thanks to God for our beautiful world which we have been given to look after. 

Worry tree, leave with God any worries you might have by tying a green ribbon to the tree and asking God to bring you healing, peace and a feeling of calm.

We hope that you enjoy using the trail and we look forward to seeing your creations. The themes will change fortnightly.

Open Church

The church is open to visit and for private prayer Monday to Friday 10am to 12 noon, except on Wednesdays between 10.30am and 11.30am when there is the Eucharist service.  All welcome. Click here for more information.

Thursday Outdoor Coffee Morning

Bring a flask and snack and gather for fellowship in the church grounds between 10am and 11am. Under the new rules we can have 30 gathering socially distanced.

Parish Magazine

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

Table Top Sale
Saturday 12th June

Southampton Arms and Master Builder car parks from 7.30am to 11am and in the church grounds from 11am to 2pm.   All welcome. Click here for more information.


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