An informal evangelical Anglican church in a growing area of Yeovil.
The main church building was reopened in April 2017 following an exciting reordering project including new underfloor heating, seating and lighting which gives the church more flexibility to hold more people and a greater range of events. During the closure services continued to take place every Sunday in the Church Room, neighbouring resource centre and Abbey Community Centre.
10.30 services every Sunday, childrens groups at morning services, and music from both a music group and organ. We run a monthly family Service at the local community centre on the first Sunday of the month, a Café Service alongside our Parish Communion on the second Sunday at St James' and a monthly Messy Church at St. Peter's with brunch.
Most of the core church membership are members of Cell groups, and we have strong links to the local church school. Outreach includes Alpha, and Christmas services at the local garden centre. We work with other local churches to provide a family mentoring project and to explore church planting in new housing areas.
We run regular baptism preparation evenings, and run a yearly Marriage Preparation course for couples being married at St. James. The church hosts roughly 10 weddings and 30 baptisms/christenings a year.
We work with a neighbouring church to support a debt counselling service provided by the award-winning charity Christians Against Poverty.
Our former Associate Vicar Reverend David Keen became Vicar of St. James' and St. Peter's on 17th June following the retirement of Reverend Tony Perris at the end of August 2016. We also have an Associate Vicar, Reverend Ruth Chapman and Youth Worker Ruth Glendinning and the parish is active in local schools, nursing homes and within the community. We continue to be involved in the work of Street Pastors in Yeovil.