What is the PCC?

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the official Committee (Council) dealing with the business of our Church. The PCC is responsible for the financial affairs of the church, and the care and maintenance of the church fabric and its contents.

At the moment the members and roles of the PCC at St. James are:

Vicar, soon to be appointed, hopefully

Acting Chair, Roz Willis who also reports for the Social Team

Churchwardens, Carolyn Allen and Val Lakey

Treasurer, Lesley Dixon

PCC Secretary, Jill Cottle

Ministry Team, The Rev'd. Pam Schollar and Sheila Munnery who organise the Church services

Fabric Team, chaired by Christopher Horn who deals with the important job of maintaining our Church building

Pastoral Team, chaired by Sheila Munnery who looks after the needs and concerns of our congregation

Safeguarding, organised by Jen Pickard, our Parish Administrator

Val and Ron Powis are our long term advisers and other PCC members include Steve Frost (part of the Fabric Team) and Suze Burgas who is learning the ropes for the future.

Meetings are held bi-monthly with representatives from each of the Teams. The next PCC Meeting is on Tuesday 22nd March, followed by a meeting on 25th April which will predominantly be the Approval of Accounts prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15th May, all quite late this year due to Covid!

Anyone can ask to be on PCC and can be elected at the AGM, generally for a term of 3 years. Although our meetings are to formally conduct the business of the Church, the atmosphere is informal. We look forward to all new members joining us and interested parties should talk to our Churchwardens.

Further information regarding the key roles and responsibilities of Church Office Holders can be found in this link.

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