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 10.30am.  

Our sister church St. Peters 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!

Coming Soon to St James’!


The autumn always has some key moments to stop and take stock:

–       St. James lit up in pink & blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15th October). We were also part of the ‘Wave of Light’ 7pm-8pm on the 15th, with church illuminated and open for families to light a candle in memory of a child.

–       On All Saints Day (1st Nov, 7.30pm) there’s a special service for people who want to remember loved ones, with music, readings and space to reflect, all welcome..

–       The 100th anniversary of the Armistice is on Sunday 11th November, with a 10.15am service at St. James, then an Act of Remembrance at Preston Rd War Memorial at 11am.

If you want to know more about the men commemorated on our War Memorial, there’s a special book just inside St. James main door with details of their lives. We also have several War Graves in the churchyard, and a new leaflet in the church gives a guide to these servicemen and what we know of their story and their sacrifice.

Ch**st**s (can we talk about it yet?) Events

Christmas Fair 10am – 1pm

Sat 17th Nov in the church & church room

Castaways Children’s Choir Fri 14th & Sat 15th Dec

Tickets from church office – selling fast!

Carols By Candlelight Sun 16th Dec 4.30 and 6.30pm

Christingle Fri 21st Dec 4pm @ Palmers Garden Centre

Nativity Service Christmas Eve 3pm & 5pm,

11pm ‘Midnight’ Communion

Family Celebration Christmas Day 10.30am (bring your new toys!)

You can now give online to support the new St Peter’s Community Centre.  Use this link to give through a secure website, which charges no admin fee and where we can recover Gift Aid.  To find out more about this exciting project, go here.

St. James’ is open 10am-4pm Monday-Friday every week, for anyone to pop in, pray, sit, light a candle in memory of a loved one, or just enjoy the peace of the place. There is a collection point for the Lords Larder foodbank. A simple communion service for 30m is held every Wednesday at 12.30pm

We are looking for a new Associate Vicar! The post is 0.8 in the parish, and 0.2 in the Yeovil Deanery as a mission and training resource to local churches.

If you want to find out more, see below or visit the Diocesan recruitment page http://www.bathandwells.org.uk/vacancies/associate-vicar-and-deanery-mission-enabler-st-james-and-st-peter-yeovil/

Preston Plucknett  Parish Profile

Preston Plucknett Associate Vicar Person-Specification

Preston Plucknett Associate Vicar role description


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

If you want to get in touch, please use the ‘Contact Us’ tab, or ring the Parish Office on 01935 414097