Our board of trustees play an important role in ensuring Mr Walter C. Clark’s legacy continues to thrive. All our trustees are members of St James Institute, or are providers of some of the activities that our members enjoy, so they have a genuine interest in the upkeep of the facilities and in ensuring that the club’s principle of hiring rooms at affordable rates is upheld.

The trustees are agreed that St James must be self-supporting and without the burden of financial borrowing and debt, and so whilst all income from the hire of rooms and membership fees is re-invested into the club, it is done so through careful planning, within the means of the club’s income.

St James Institute is entirely run by volunteers – our four trustees and a further four committee members made up of representatives from the organisation. However, we are always happy to welcome people who would be interested in offering some of their time to help us manage our responsibilities to Mr Clark’s legacy. This might be offering your services as a handyman, or helping with organising club events, through to becoming a member of the committee.

We are always looking out for anyone who would like to fill any of these positions in case any of the existing volunteers should feel they are no longer able to continue.

If you would like to get involved, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Meet the trustees


Malcolm Gray – Chairman

Malcolm is a well-known figure at the Institute having been a member for many years. In addition to his duties as chairman of St James Institute, Malcolm is responsible for the running of the snooker club and maintenance of snooker facilities.


Chris Dennett – Vice Chairman

Biography coming soon.


Gemma Mawson – General Secretary

Biography coming soon.


Jim Honeybun – Treasurer

Biography coming soon.