• St Paul's Church

    The Parish Church Council (PCC)

  • The Structure of St Paul's

    The overall governing body of St. Paul’s is the Parochial Church Council (PCC) which is Chaired by the Vicar.


    Members of the PCC are trustees and are legally responsible for the governance of St. Paul’s.

    The current members as of May 2023 are:


    The Rev'd Imogen Nay - Chair

    Liz Diamond- Church Warden

    Jonathan Chaplin- Church Warden

    Andrew Chaplin- Treasurer

    Elisabeth von Rabenau (PCC Secretary)

    Frances Harris (Parish Safeguarding Officer)

    Anthony Bullock (Deanery Synod Rep)

    Bryony Trill (Eco Church)

    Rob McCorquodale (Inclusive Church)

    Christina Barry (Licensed Lay Minister)

    Mark Bennett

    Lucia Chaplin (Eco Church)

    Helen Flynn



    St Paul's is a registered charity: 1132965 at www.charitycommision.gov.uk


    The role of the PCC is to co-operate with the minister (Vicar) in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical; (1956 PCC Measure). This means that the PCC provides oversight, governance and development regarding:
    • Support to the Vicar in the whole mission of the church: pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.
    • The financial management of the church and all its activities, including budget setting and budget management
    • The management and maintenance of the church buildings
    • The safeguarding of all people that have a relationship with the church using the Diocese of Ely policies (www.elydiocese.org/safeguarding.php)
    • The well being of the congregation and the wider community of St. Paul's
    • Maintaining an effective reporting and accountability structure
    • Outreach into the parish and wider community
    • Pastoral support for vicar and staff
    • Being part of the diocesan structure, receiving reports from Deanery and Diocesan Synod
    • Taking up appropriate international, national and local issues, including those that might be led by the Church of England

    The latest PCC minutes can be read here.


    Safeguarding Policy.


    House of Bishops Safeguarding Guidance 'Promoting a Safer church'


    Heart Edge


    St Paul's is part of the Heart Edge network of churches - we aim to frame our life around the 4 C's: Congregation, Culture, Commerce and Compassion.

    This means that we put resources into and value the congregational life of the church (traditional aspect of a church); our cultural life (we see God being expressed and encountered in all the arts); in commerce (we let out our hall space to raise needed funds); and finally compassion (we seek to show love in our community and further afield through our community meals, support of Foodbank and fundraising).


    This framework helps to direct the work of the PCC.




  • Arts Festival 2021

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    We believe that the expression of human creativity through the range of artistic media is an essential part of being human and having meaningful lives. Culture and artistic expression gives us insight into who we are.


    Since 2016 we have been involved in organising cultural and arts events including a bi-annual festival. These have been held in the Spring and consisted of an art exhibition, plays, musical performances, talks and art/music/writing workshops. The 2020 Arts Festival was to be spread over the year, at weekends, but after hosting two events things were put on hold except for one drama performance which we held in a Covid Safe environment in the summer.


    Having been awarded a grant from Community National Lottery Fund to work with children we commissioned an online children's performance and workshops through Full House Theatre Company.

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  • Our Story

    History of St. Paul’s and Remembrance


    Remember Us


    St. Paul’s Remembers 1914-18 – recollections of stories from World War I



    History of St. Paul’s and Remembrance


    The site was sold by Caius College in 1839 to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and the church was built as a chapel of ease in 1841 at a cost of £5,766. It became an independent parish a few years later. It was designed by Ambrose Poynter (1796-1886), a pupi lof John Nash who had a long and wide-ranging career as a church architect. Designated a Grade II building, the interior of the church was converted in 1996 and then again in 20—to create a more flexible space for church gatherings and for community use. (link to Community Section (the introductory read more)

    www.historicengland.org.uk Church of St. Paul, Cambridge 1349075