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:


Mr John Parkinson ~ Chair

Mrs Linda Kirkby ~ Vice Chair

Mrs Sarah Rycroft ~ Secretary

Mrs Phyllis Holt ~ Church Contact

Mrs Isobel Hilton

Mrs Betty Atkinson

Mr Dennis Lund

Mr Peter Osbourne

Mrs Helen Bramley

Mrs Sue Marsden

Mrs Lucy Leather

MEETINGS: Held every three months or so. The last meeting was on Monday, 6th September 2021 & the next meeting will take place in the Church on Monday, 8th November 2021 at 7.30 pm.

If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact the Secretary to be sent the appropriate documents.

CONTACT: The PCC can be contacted through its Secretary, Mrs Sarah Rycroft, by clicking on the button below:


Following the Rev. Mark Cannon's resignation last autumn all six churches in the Benefice have worked together to create a profile. It is hoped that this profile will help towards finding a new vicar. The profile can be viewed by clicking on the button below:

The Church Treasurer is: Mr Paul Whatmough. He will attend PCC Meetings but will not be a voting PCC Member.