St James’ Church West End
St James’ Church West End
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St James’ Church, West End, Southampton SO30 3AT Registered Charity Number 1132863

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Our church hall is available for hire by community groups and for private functions. As well as frequent use by church groups, our regular users include the local Girl Guides, Bridge Club, and exercise classes. It is also suitable for talks, meetings, receptions, and parties.

It has its own separate entrance, but can also be accessed directly from the church.


Our church, constructed to the design of Sir Arthur Blomfield and consecrated in 1890, makes a wonderful venue for concerts both in terms of size and acoustic. We have a two manual pipe organ which underwent a complete refurbishment by Griffiths Cooper in 2010, and since then has been regularly maintained by Griffiths & Co. Thanks to a generous donation, we also have a baby grand piano by the piano maker Venables & Son.

We hold a regular concert series in the church.  Recent concerts include vocal and instrumental recitals, and large scale choral works with Botley, Southampton and Sarisbury Choral Societies.  We also hold come-and-sing choral events both as concerts and as part of our regular worship.

Hire rates and conditions

Hire rates for 2019 are:

Hall only

Church concerts - church hire only

Church and hall

Both church and hall hires are subject to availability, receipt of payment in accordance with our invoice, and agreement to our standard hire terms.

Amplified music may not be used in the hall.

Please contact Margaret Baker (hall manager) directly on 023 8047 6163 for hall hire, or email the Parish Administrator at for all other hirings.