Roles

St James has a number of Coordintors who oversee various areas of church life and report to the Parorchial Church Council. There is a role description for each role and coordinators are free to convene a team of people to assist them in their particular area. See the whos who page for names and vacancies.


The role of the Buildings Coordinator is to oversee necessary work on the building in order to keep it in good order and fit for purpose.

The Communications Co-ordinator has the responsibility of overseeing the sharing of information and publicity within St James with a view to ensuring that it is done as effectively as possible.

The Evangelism Co-ordinator has the responsibility of helping keep evangelism at the heart of St James in order to fulfil our aim to win people for Christ.

The Finance Co-ordinator exercises general oversight of the financial affairs of the Church on behalf of the PCC, including all those involved in handling financial matters. At present they also act as the Church Treasurer which is an annual appointment of the Parochial Church Council.

The Music Co-ordinator has the specific responsibility of overseeing the music ministry at St James and ensuring that quality music is available as and when required at all worship events.

The Pastoral Co-ordinator has the specific responsibility of overseeing the care of those who cannot get to church because of age, infirmity or sickness.

The Prayer Co-ordinator has the specific responsibility of overseeing the prayer ministry at St James in order that prayer may be an integral part of the life of the Church and a priority for all.

The Safeguarding Children Co-ordinator has the specific responsibility of ensuring that the Church adheres to its Safeguarding Children Policy.

The Service Co-ordinator has the specific responsibility of overseeing the various areas of service of the wider community done through St James in order to ensure that it remains an active part of our church life.

The Youth and Children’s Co-ordinator should have an understanding of the wider work with young people but has specific responsibility for the Sunday and midweek groups.

The Vision Champion encourages the church in responding to the Diocesan vision (Vision 2026).

The office of Churchwarden is the oldest elected office in the country. Churchwardens responsibilities for the church properties and for ensuring good order in the church. They are also ex-officio members of the Parochial Church Council and therefore charity trustees. They are elected annually at the Annual Parish Meeting which is held immediately before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Their main duties are established by Ecclesiastical and Canon Law.

The Sidespeople are elected annually at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting in order to assist the Churchwardens in their role of “maintaining order and decency in the church and churchyard”.  Their main duties are set out in Canon F15.


Duties of sidespeople.


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