Meet the Team

 Vicar  – Rev. David Keen


“St James’ has been a great blessing to us as a family, and it’s so encouraging to be part of a church where people are finding faith in Jesus and growing in their faith.”



Reader (i.e. does some preaching and leads worship)ChrisH12 and leader of the 2020 re-ordering project – Chris Harris

(Currently on sabbatical)

 “The church community has been at the centre of my life for many years, and has always supported and encouraged me in my journey of faith.”


Deacon – Rev. Alison Handcock Alison12

 Having been a Reader and member of the church for several years, Alison was ordained as a permanent Deacon in July 2015, and will be training with us for 3-4 years.


Youth Worker – Steve Miles. (picture on its way!) Steve moved here from Devon in September 2015, and is working with the youth at St. James and our sister church St. Peters, as well as in 2 local secondary schools.

Children and Families Worker – Amanda Lynch ( picture and profile on its way!)

Churchwardens –  Graham Hardacre, Paul Felstead

Pastoral Co-ordinator – Elaine Beard                                                                           


Administrator – Joanna Newton                                                                                         13595701_10153681445133045_503973483_n

“I have been attending St. James’ for the past eight years and have found the church family so welcoming. My six and eight year old both get so excited about going to Junior Church  on a Sunday and to other events held at the church, which really shows how St. James’ has something special for everyone”

Safeguarding Officer – Mike Cox                                                                                                                        

Treasurer – Leana Gosney