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.
Thursday 26th May is Ascension Day which marks the end of Jesus’ time of earth and his joyful return to God the Father. There will be a Sung Eucharist at 7.30pm. (download the service sheet here)
11am Church Alive All Age Service
6.30pm Evening Service:
1st Sunday: Evensong
2nd Sunday: IGNITE Youth Group 5.30pm – 7pm
3rd Sunday: Evensong
4th Sunday: Taizé Service
5th Sunday: Occasional Services. Please see here for more details.
10.30am In person Eucharist followed by refreshments
Update on our Covid safety measures
We are keeping most of our current covid safety measures for services in place for the time being remembering our call to love our neighbours. We encourage you to wear a mask in church for services and to sit socially distanced.
The Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebration in Wedding Dresses and Flowers
Come and join us for this celebration Open every day from 10am – 3pm Thursday 2nd June to Saturday 4th June & Sunday 5th June 12noon till 3pm.
Come and see the flowers , dresses and photographs of brides married at St James’ through the decades.
Enjoy a cup of tea and a cake too!
We look forward to seeing you.
Wednesdays 11.30am to 3pm.
We have a Tree Trail in the church grounds with a monthly theme. Young and Old welcome to enjoy the reflections and activities at the Welcome, Faith, Thank You, Praise and Worry Trees.
Stay and Play
‘Wriggle and Stretch’ at Stay & Play here at St James’ Church.
Action rhymes/ stories and play sessions! For Parents/Carers/ Grandparents and preschool toddlers up to 4 years
Starting Wednesdays during term time from 8th September 2021 in the church hall from
9.15 am – 10.15 am. Cost £1 per session, including an individual snack.
Why not come and make new friends in a fun, safe way?
IGNITE Youth Group
Ignite Youth Group meets every 2nd Sunday of the month.
5.30pm – 7pm here at St James’ Church.
It is for 11 to 14+.
If you would like to join please contact Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org
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