St. James’ is the Church of England parish church for the NW of Yeovil, together with our sister church of St Peter’s Westfield. We serve most of the area north of the Westlands site, covering Abbey Manor, Larkhill, Preston Road and Westfield.
We are a community of people who worship and follow Jesus, working out together what that means in the 21st century in our local community. St James’ is based in our beautiful 600 year old building on Preston Road, as well as meeting around the parish in midweek ‘cell groups’, meeting in homes to pray, encourage and learn together.
St James’ is strongly involved in local primary and secondary schools, and runs midweek groups for parents and toddlers as well as a Sunday night youth group. We support a monthly ‘Messy Church’ at St Peter’s, and have regular events and social groups for adults. You’ll find St James’ people 7 days a week working in hospitals, running businesses, making helicopters, supporting neighbours, parenting children, and winning pub quizzes (occasionally!).
Our beautiful medieval church building is the centre for dozens of family celebrations each year on the occasion of baptism or weddings, and 5,000 people per year use the building. With a growing community, we recently gave the church building a complete refit, with underfloor heating and flexible seating and lighting. St James’ is now warm, welcoming and accessible for the increasing number of people who worship here, and who want time and space to pray and seek God.