The Parochial Church Council (PCC) through the years


The administrative committee of an Anglican parish church was called a Vestry from the 16th until the 20th century, when it became the Parochial Church Council. Both the secular and spiritual affairs of New Hampton, as Hampton Hill was first known, were originally overseen by the Hampton Vestry.  (The 'Through the years' links show what happened from when records began up until November 2016 when Revd Derek Winterburn became the tenth vicar of St James's.)

The PCC and its teams through the years

The church administration affects what goes on in St James's Church and how it is run and organised. Have a look at The PCC through the years which shows what happened from when records began up until November 2016. Also have a look at St James’s Properties Committee, a report on the first forty years since its extablishment in 1960/61.

In the autumn of 2016 the PCC committees were revamped slightly and renamed teams. More social events were requested and so the Social Team planned a year of events. The financial year of 2017 ended with a loss, and the budget for 2018 forecasted another deficit. In January and February 2018 there were a series of sermons, talks, letters and leaflets explaining everything to the congegation in the hope that people would increase their giving to cover the deficit. It did, to a certain amount, but more was needed.