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What is the Parochial Church Council (PCC)?

The PCC is responsible for the maintenance of the church buildings and grounds and, with the vicar, for deciding how the church's money is to be spent.  They are the equivalent to the Church's Governing Body, together with the Vicar, who has the care of Souls. The PCC has the right to be consulted about major changes to the forms of worship used in the parish.  It is also formally the employer of the church's paid workers.

PCC Members

The PCC currently comprises of 15 members:

Father Grant Cohen (Priest-in-charge) Chair
Jeremy Gotts Churchwarden
Steve Tarvin Churchwarden
Martin Day Treasurer
Helen Stafford Secretary
Charlotte Kennedy  
Barbara Walker  
Virginia Parrott Stewardship Secretary
Maggie Glover  
Linda Lucking Communications Committee
Trixie Muirhead Social Committee and Fundraising
Joye Foster Health and Safety Officer
Funmi Sanyaolu  
Kathy Redington  
Corinne Fernandes Social Committee and Fundraising
Frank Revel  


Standing Committee - carries out the work of the full PCC between PCC meetings, including anything urgent that does not justify calling an extraordinary meeting of the whole PCC.  The opening group of seven members on the above list make up the Standing Committee.


St James' takes issues around safeguarding very seriously and undertakes an annual Safeguarding Audit