St James's Church, Hampton Hill


St James's Players through the years

The Travellers

The Travellers

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Playing music

St James's Players

St James's Players started life as the Travellers’ (shown left), a group of about half a dozen adult musicians and singers, in 1987 led by Paul Revis. It accompanied the Sunday evening Prayer ‘n Praise services and later started to accompany the All-age Service on the first Sunday of the month. When Paul left in 1997, Martin Hinckley took on the job and gradually changed the Travellers’ from a rock style band to an orchestra involving families and youngsters, especially from the group 'St James's Young Church'.

In the early Millennium the name of the group was changed to the St James’s Players (shown right) and continued to accompany and play in the All-age and various other services. For a while it grew into an amazingly well-balanced orchestra thanks to its still current director, Martin Hinckley, who also arranges all the music. The membership changes as people come and go, but the group continues to draw in both the young and not so young and encompasses a wide range of musical experience.

New members of more or less any instrument at more or less any standard are always welcome at any time. The Players contribute the music in the All-age services and have supported special services, such as the Carol Services, Confirmations and a Deanery Service at St Mary’s Hampton.

The above information covers the period from when any records could be found until November 2016. This was when Revd Derek Winterburn became St James's tenth vicar and from this time onwards any new information can be found on the main site's page Service music through the years.

St James's Players

St James's Players

St James's Players


St James's Players

Playing music

Playing music


St James's Church
The Parish Church of St James, Hampton Hill, TW12 1DQ
Main site: stjames-hamptonhill.org.uk