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.”

Associate Vicar – Rev. Ruth Chapman                                                                                                            

Ruth joined the team as Associate Vicar on 10th January 2019.                          

As a relatively new girl to the Yeovil area, Ruth is really excited about learning more about the area and people, and serving St James’ and St Peter’s.


ReaderChris Harris

 (i.e. does some preaching and leads worship) and leader of the 2020 re-ordering project)

“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.”

Reader – John Hanson

Reader – Christine Davies        

“I joined St James as a licenced reader In October 18. Everyone here are friendly and lively who support each other. There is worship every week to suit everyone’s tastes of all ages and you are made to feel welcomed.”

Reader – Caryl Plewes

Youth Worker – Ruth Glendinning

Ruth leads our Sunday night youth group, as well as a group based at our sister church St Peters, and is a regular in our two local secondary schools.

Churchwarden –  Graham Hardacre

Parish Administrator – Joanna Newton

Safeguarding Officer – Mike Cox           

Treasurer – Lynne Biles