Every 5 years, churches are inspected by an architect and the PCC (Parochial Church Council – effectively the Church Committee) are given a report of the renovations and improvements required to the building. The most recent inspection of St James' Church was in 2019 and noted that the roof needs extensive repairs, the porch needs completely re-roofing, the windows need repairing and the woodwork needs attention.

The church also has a problem with rising and penetrating damp, and there is no running water or toilet on site… The PCC need your help to put together grant applications to the relevant organisations but are aware that without assistance, this building, and its history will be lost to the community that grew around it. If you could help, or would like information on how the grants applications are progressing, please contact Gay via email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or pick up a leaflet about the Friends of St James Devauden when you are next in church.

Article by Gay Kenington and Richard Sacks