The PCC agrees to set up the Servant Church Trust to fund the appointment of an extra staff member to head up it's outreach into the Garlinge community.
June - fifth year of "Thanet Bible Week" with guest speakers Dr. John Benton and Rev. Paul Williams.
New "Metal Halide" lighting (150w fittings) installed in the church to replace the old main halogen lighting.
June - sixth year of Bible Week. More excellent meetings with Rev. Phil Arthur and Rev. Christopher Ash.
August/September - induction loop system fitted in church centre and PA system upgraded.
New replacement (low energy 26w) "fluorescent" flood lights installed in the church (side aisles) to replace the last remaining halogen lighting.
June - seventh year of "Thanet Bible Week" at the church with Dr. Ray Evans and Rev. Jonathan Fletcher
"Servant Church Trust" funds for the extra staff member increase steadily.
June - eight year of "Thanet Bible Week". Guest speakers Rev. Dr. Liam Goligher and Rt. Rev. Wallace Benn, Bishop of Lewes.
Garlinge Staff Member Project - funds now sufficient and advertising for the post takes place.
The requirement is for an extra paid staff-member for St. James', who will have the responsibility of heading up outreach to adults, young people and children in Garlinge, in effect, this person will be an Evangelist.