A VERY WARM WELCOME TO ST JAMES'S WEBSITE St James is the Anglican Parish Church of Hampton Hill, Middlesex We are a community of Christians open to and challenged by the future, seeking to equip people for their daily lives,
inspired by our worship of God, called to follow Jesus and open to his spirit.
The Revd Derek Winterburn is to be the 10th vicar of St James’s Church Derek, who has been the vicar of St Mary’s, Hampton, for the past 20 years, said: ‘I have known St James's as a next-door-neighbour for a long time, and been more involved than ever before in this vacancy. I have observed in the PCC a desire to develop and grow as a church. I know Betty Stewart’s legacy opens up so many possibilities. ‘With a willingness to face the challenges, and resources to tackle them, I am confident that God will do great things at St James’s. I am delighted to have been chosen as your new vicar and look forward to working with you all.’ Derek has seen the congregation grow at St Mary’s through a number of means, including introducing a more informal service, focusing on children and young families, fostering lay leadership, and developing home groups. In his incumbency, St Mary's has been more involved in the local community — recently starting a youth club, and establishing a church school. Derek is married to Sandra, a maths teacher; they have two sons (and one granddaughter).
He will be installed by the Bishop of Kensington in a service at St James’s on Tuesday 8 November.