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

Forest Church
Meeting God in the natural world

11am on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the Church grounds

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 rev.lindagalvin@gmail.com

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

Parish Magazine

Please click here to read the October edition

Celebrating with Bishop Debbie

On Sunday 25th October we will be celebrating our 130th Church Dedication with Bishop Debbie at both our morning services.

Please book your place for either of these services though the normal means :

  • for the Parish Eucharist at 9.30am by calling 023 8047 4826 between 6pm and 8pm no later than Friday 23rd October 
  • for the Church Alive Communion at 11am by booking at Eventbrite or via Revd Linda

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
On zoom

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. 

Shoebox Scheme

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.

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