All Church of England Churches are managed by a Parochial Church Council (PCC) which is entirely different to a Parish Council.

The PCC consists of the vicar and church contacts together with representatives of the local community.

Every year, an AGM is held when new members can be nominated and elected, and existing members can retire.

Our official title is " PCC of St. James the Less Church" and we usually meet 4 times a year.

Our duties are to look after the financial affairs of the Church and the care & maintenance of the building and its contents &, in addition, it has a "pastoral" role.

We are an " Excepted Charity" & all PCC members are trustees of this charity.

Click here to go to the Wikipedia entry about PCCs.

Photograph of some of the PCC members


Mrs Linda Kirkby ~ Chair

Mr John Parkinson ~ Vice Chair

Mrs Sarah Rycroft ~ Secretary

Mrs Trish Kirkwood ~ Treasurer

Mrs Phyllis Holt ~ Church Contact

Mr Colin Burford

Mrs Isobel Hilton

Mrs Betty Atkinson

Mr Dennis Lund

Mr Peter Osbourne

Mrs Veda Gardner

Mrs Sarah Rycroft

Mrs Lucy Leather


The PCC can be contacted through its Secretary:Sarah


Meetings are usually held every 3 months.