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

Tuesday 20th December

Christmas Activity Morning

TChildren’s Christmas fun and activities looking at the season of Christmas; with craft, music and stories. Parents are also welcome to stay or join us for the short service at 12 noon.

Friday 9th - Sunday 11th December

Christmas Tree Festival

A chance to see our beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local community groups - £1 admission/children free.

Sunday 13th November 2016

Remembrance Sunday

10.15am Service of Remembrance at St James’ Church West End

10.45am Parade to West End War Memorial

11.00am Act of Remembrance and Laying of Wreaths

11.15am Refreshments in the Hilldene Centre

Saturday 29th October 2016

Light Party

Come and join us at St James’ Church for our LIGHT PARTY, where there’ll be stories, face painting, apple bobbing, games, donut munching, craft, and crazy snacks. Come dressed as you like, as long as you don’t cover up your face or spook the grown-ups!

Saturday 22nd October 2016


Come and Sing “Great Choral Classics”

Learn and perform six of the best sacred anthems including Handel's "Zadok the Priest", Mozart's "Ave verum" and Parry's "I was glad", complete with orchestra!

Rehearsal 4.15 - 5.30 followed by tea in the church hall; Performance 6.30pm

Scores will be available for singers at £3. Free admission to performance, retiring collection in aid of the Friends of St James'.

Saturday 8th October 2016

Carol Kidd’s Licensing service

Carol will be licensed as Licensed Lay Minister at Winchester Cathedral at 11am. This will be followed by an informal buffet at St James' Church Hall 2-4pm.  

Sunday 25th September 2016

Harvest Festival

Come join us at St James’ to celebrate Harvest. 10.30am Harvest Festival Eucharist, 6.30pm Harvest songs of praise

Saturday 10th September 2016

National Ride & Stride Weekend

St. James’ Church will be open as part of National Ride & Stride weekend. A sponsored bike ride or walk for people to explore and visit historical churches, get some exercise and have fun. Money raised helps fund future repairs of historic places of worship.

Tuesday 30th August 2016

Church Alive Family Gathering

Come join us at Hatch Grange (within sight of the play area) for an afternoon of games.  Bring some snacks and let the kids run off some steam!

Friday 5th August 2016

Music for a Summer Evening

Bella Armonia will be returning to West End Church this summer for another evening of varied music. Come and support this ensemble of young professional musicians.

Free entrance.  Donations welcome in support of the Friends of St James’.

Refreshments during the interval.  

Sunday 17th July 2016

Patronal Festival and Annual Friends Service of Thanksgiving

Come and Sing Choral Evensong at St James' rehearsal 4pm, service 6:30pm.

All free, tea provided between rehearsal and service.

To include music by Henry Purcell and Thomas Tallis.


Sunday 10th July 2016

Central Hall Community Gospel Choir performance

Enjoy a Cream Tea in the Interval. Free Concert, donations welcomed. Profit to be shared between HOPE charities & The Friends’ of St James.


Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd July

Linda’s ordination as priest and first Celebration of Eucharist
Followed by Parish BBQ

Linda Galvin, our Assistant Curate, was ordained Priest at Winchester Cathedral on Saturday at 6pm.  

Her first celebration of Eucharist was on Sunday, during the morning services.  Afterwards, we helped her celebrate her ordination with a Parish Barbecue!   

Saturday 11th June 2016

Summer Fête

Our summer fête this year marks the Queen’s 90th birthday.  All are welcome to join our celebration with BBQ, Strawberry & Pimms, Cakes, Books, Plants, Raffle, Crockery Smash, Games and more. Sit in an original Model T Ford, dress as royalty and pose for picture.

Thursday 5th May 2016 to
Sunday
15th May 2016


Thy Kingdom Come…

A Novena of Prayer at St James’ Church. Between Ascension Day and Pentecost St James’ invites you to join in with a novena (nine days) of prayer ‘getting to know Jesus’.


Saturday 16th April 2016

Southampton Choral Society: ‘Music and Monarchy’

Music written about, for and by monarchs from 16th to 20th centuries.

Conductor: Peter Gambie

Saturday 25th March 2016

Good Friday activity morning

A morning of stories and activities exploring Holy Week for all children aged 4 and above - although we welcome younger children accompanied by their parents to join us.

Saturday 12th March 2016

Botley Choral Society: Spring Concert

Mozart - Vespers

Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle

Soloists:    Helen Bailey (soprano), Marie-Anne Hall (alto), Adrian Green (tenor),
Ed Hawkins (bass)

Musicians: Gwilym Stacey (piano) and Graham Kidd (organ)

29th February 2016 - 13th March 2016

Fairtrade Fortnight:
“Sit down for breakfast stand up for farmers”

This year we will once again be holding fairtrade stall on Sundays 28th February, 6th March and 13th March, in support of the Fairtrade Fortnight.  

10% of the sales proceed will go to church funds.

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