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

 “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 

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

Amanda joined us in April 2017 and works in 2 local primary schools, and with the Messy Church and Sunday Club at our sister church St. Peters


Churchwarden –  Graham Hardacre




Churchwarden – Barry Julier



Pastoral Co-ordinator – Elaine Beard                                                                           




Parish Administrator – Joanna Newton


Safeguarding Officer – Mike Cox                                                                                                                        

Treasurer – Leana Gosney