the Benefice there are other churches:
.John the Baptist, Mathon
John the Evangelist, Storridge.
to the parish church of St. James the Great in Cradley.
is blessed with a splendid historic church set in beautiful rural English
countryside. Black and white timbered cottages vie with up to the
minute eco friendly housing.
history of the church is a fascinating one,
however, the life of the church today is focused on forward looking
worship and remaining relevant to the village population of today
... while the active
bell-ringing group ensure that the village is still able to
enjoy the sound of the church bells.
of the events and worship of the church
are to be found on this web site, and it is hoped that visitors will
enjoy browsing these pages and maybe visiting us in person.
can also catch up on the latest news and notices by visiting the 'News
Sheet' page and downloading the latest weekly 'pew sheet'.
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church is open from 9 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. in the winter or
6 p.m. in the summer (it is closed on Wednesday afternoons for
parish church of St. James the Great is situated in the heart of the village.
Under guidance from Bishop Richard, our Rector, Robert Ward,
has decided to take up a window of opportunity that
currently exists within the Diocese for a short period of
study leave, starting from 8 August and continuing through
to 7 November. The number of diocesan opportunities
for clergy to engage in ‘study leave’ available in each
year is limited. As it is at least eleven years since
Robert last took formal 'time out' in his thirty years of
ordained ministry to renew and refresh his theological
studies this opening is both timely and convenient as it
falls in a quieter time of the church year. Plans are
in place to ensure that the life and work of the churches
continues smoothly in his absence and these will (soon) be
available on the church websites. Any queries can be
directed to Churchwardens or PCC
members, whilst Mike Vockins is
happy to respond where a priest is required. We look
forward to welcoming Robert back as he continues his
ministry within the Benefice and the Deanery in November.