Welcome to St James’

Welcome to the website of St James’ Church, Yeovil. We’re a relaxed, friendly church for all ages in the North West of Yeovil. We believe in helping people to encounter God, to live out their Christian faith in daily life, and to serve and bless our community.

Regular Sunday worship is at 10.30 am, with services live streamed our YouTube Channel .* The building is  open 10am-4pm Monday-Saturday for prayer and reflection, with a a collection point for the Lords Larder foodbank. A simple communion service for 30m is held on Wednesdays at 12 pm.**  

*with the exception of our All-Age Service on the third Sunday of the month **1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays at St James’, 2nd & 4th at St Peter’s

The Parish Office (located at St James’ Church) is open 8.30-4.30 Tuesdays & Thursdays in termtime. Office hours in school holidays may vary – see latest notice sheet.

Christmas Events and Service for 2023

Saturday 25th November 10-12 Christmas Fair St James’ Church

Saturday 2nd December 10-4 Art Exhibition St James’ Church ‘What is Prayer? An Exploration through Art’

Saturday 9th December 10-12 Advent Morning of Prayer St James’ Church & Reflection

Friday 15th December 4pm Christingle Palmers Garden Centre

Sunday 17th December 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight St James’ Church

Christmas Eve 3pm & 5pm Nativity Services St James’ Church

Christmas Eve 11pm Midnight Communion St James’ Church

Christmas Day 10.30am Family Communion St James’ Church

*for all events including those at our sister church, St James’ please see “Christmas” tab on the main menu

Worship and Prayer
Sundays 10.30am Morning Worship, with creche area, live streamed most Sundays
Sundays 4pm St James@4:
1st Sunday of the month Social, 2nd Evening Prayer, 3rd Songs of Praise, 4th & 5th Communion
Sundays 6.30pm Arise (4th Sunday of the month) informal service of contemporary worship
Tuesdays 4pm Intercessory Prayer
Mon-Sat 10-4 p.m. St James’ Church open for private prayer
Wednesdays 12 noon Midweek Communion 1st 3rd & 5th Weds (alternates with St Peter’s)
Social Groups
Wednesdays 9.30-11 Abbey Toddlers group for 0-4s and their parents and carers at Abbey Community Centre (term-time only)
Wednesdays 2.30pm Scrabble Club
Thursdays 10-11.30 Tots & Toys group for 0-2s and their parents and carers at St James’ (term-time only)
Coffee Morning First Tuesday of the month 10-11am 
Ladies Group Third Thursday of the month 2-4pm
Knit and Natter Fourth Thursday of the month 2.30-4pm 
Sundays (term time) 6.30-8 LIFT youth group for age 11+ .
Cell Groups meet weekly around the parish to explore the Bible, pray, eat, laugh and support each other in living out our Christian faith. Please contact us or speak to the clergy if you’d like to know more.

Sara Emmett – our Climate Justice & Environment Advisor from the Diocese of Bath and Wells, and Ruth Kirkham did a walk around the churchyard in Early July and spotted many varieties of plants.

Our sister church St. Peter’s serves the Westfield area of Yeovil.

We hope you enjoy browsing this site and find what you’re looking for. Please use the ‘contacts’ links if you want to know any more. You can also find us on Facebook. Or come along to one of our services, we’d love to see you!   

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St James’ Church, Preston Road, Yeovil BA20 2EZ Registered Charity number 1158827

01935 414097 office@stjamesandstpeters.org.uk

To contact us or for directions, please go here.

Details of regular services, and when and where to find us, are here.