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.  

Sunday Services:
9.30am Livestreamed and in person Eucharist 
11am Outdoor Church Alive 
6.30pm Livestreamed/Recorded Evening Service

10am Outdoor Diddy Disciples 

10.30am In person Eucharist

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

Update on our Covid safety measures
19th July 2021

With covid cases rising we are have decided to keep most of our current covid safety measures for services in place for the time being remembering our call to love our neighbours.  We ask you to please continue to wear a mask in church for services and to sit socially distanced.   However we will no longer take bookings for Sunday services and the congregation are warmly invited to sing the hymns. Thank you for your understanding. 

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.

Tree Trail

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: Plant nature labels. Here we invite you to write values that you would like to grow.

Faith tree: Here you will find this week’s bible story, and in the box you will find resources to make faith bracelets and keyring.

Thank You Tree: Tree Rings. Look at the image, what can you see? What can you tell about the tree from its rings. Here you can write a Thank you message on the tree shapes and tie them to the tree.

Praise Tree: Kingdom Rocks. Write or draw a picture of some of the values we need to grow closer to God.

Worry tree: In the box you will find the resources to plant a seed of faith, take it home and watch it grow.

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

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

Celebrating St James
25 July 2021

This weekend we celebrate St James, the fisherman who with his brother John became one of Jesus 12 disciples. 

Thank you to our church school and flower team for decorating the church and grounds. 

Saturday 10am Children’s Celebration

Sunday 9.30am Sung Eucharist
              3.30pm Afternoon Tea Party
              4.30pm Informal Songs of Praise 

All very welcome.

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 July/August Bumper Issue. Previous electronic editions can be found here.


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