St James’ Community Heritage Project

1909 photographs of St James' Church and School (P154/8/SC13)We’re delighted to announce that our latest partnership project application to the Heritage Lottery Fund has been successful. We’re supporting St James’ Church in Upton St in Gloucester, in a one-year project collecting memories of the St James’ Church Community and its relationships within the Barton and Tredworth area of Gloucester. We will also scan heritage material from residents within the parish, and particularly those connected with the Church and its CofE School. Both the recorded memories and the scanned images will be preserved at the Archives, and edited material will also be available on our partnership website,, where you can keep up to date with the project’s progress.

If you’d like to know more about the project, please come along to the Barton & Tredworth Cultural Fayre in St James’ Park off Upton St on Saturday 16 August, where we will have a stall. Alternatively please attend our Memory Fair at St James’ Church on 13 September where, as well as hearing about the history of the Church and its partnership with the School, you will also have an opportunity to share your own recollections on a 1:1 basis or as part of a group if you wish. The current Writer in Residence at the University of Gloucestershire will also be on hand to share her expertise in using memory as the basis for creative writing.

If you have stories, photos or memorabilia to share, or would be interested in finding out about volunteering for the project, please contact Rev Tom Wilson to find out more. Either give him a ring on 01452 422349 or send an email to:

We’re also recruiting to a one-day a week Project Coordinator post for this project. If successful, you will co-ordinate the activities of the volunteers, organise and attend meetings of the project steering group, and assist with the planning and delivery of the project events.

This would suit someone who is an efficient organiser, who possesses excellent inter-personal skills and has experience of administering effective accounting procedures.  You should be familiar with basic IT packages, and be willing to be flexible about the day worked each week.  You will report to Tom, who is the project leader.

Hours and pay – 7 hours per week at £8.00 per hour

Interested?  Then please download a job description and application form from our website here.  Alternatively a postal form can be supplied on application to Rev T Wilson at 1 The Conifers, Upton St, Gloucester, GL1 4LP, or email  Completed forms should be returned by post or email to these addresses, to arrive not later than Monday 4th August 2014.

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