Cradley Church

... in the centre of the village


Welcome to the parish church of St. James the Great in Cradley. The Village of Cradley is blessed with a splendid historic church situated in the heart of the village surounded by beautiful rural English countryside. Black and white timbered cottages vie with up to the minute eco friendly housing. The 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. The church is open from 8.00 am – 5.00 pm in the winter and 8.00 am – 7.00 pm during the summer.

Why not support the work of the church and its maintenance by joining the Cradley Church 100 Club? Joining forms are now available.

During the first half of 2019 a significant programme of repairs was carried out at Cradley church, part of which was funded from a grant from the National churches Trust.

Peace in which to pray

... fellowship in which to worship

Services this week

In Cradley or Live-streamed

Wednesday 6 December 2023 at 10:00 AM
Holy Communion (said)

Wednesday 6 December 2023 at 6:30 PM
Live-streamed Evening Prayer from the Rectory

Please join us online (or by 'phone on 0330 221 0097 with Access Code: 496-060-773). (Order of service)

Sunday 10 December 2023 at 10:45 AM
Live-streamed Family Communion

Advent 2
Please join online (or by 'phone on 0330 221 0097 with Access Code: 578-270-357).
Download order of service on the day

In our neighbouring churches

At Mathon
Sunday 10 December 2023 at 6:00 PM

Advent 2

At Storridge
Sunday 10 December 2023 at 9:30 AM

Advent 2

See all up-coming services


... to bring the community together


Throughout the year the Church organises events to bring the village together and to celebrate milestones in the christian year.

Next event in Cradley

Around the World in 80 Minutes
Around the World in 80 Minutes
Sunday 28 January 2024 at 2:30 PM at Colwall Village Hall (WR13 6EQ)

Slides and experiences that Derek and Ann Carver have had on their travels from Alaska to Micronesia. (Event in aid of Air Ambulance, St. Michaels Hospice and Cradley Church.)
Afterwards there will be a Sunday Afternoon Tea to enjoy. Something to look forward to after Christmas and take away the January blues.

Excellent Raffle prizes which include: 4 nights for 4 people in Luxury lodges in the UK. 2 tickets to Malvern Spring Show, Family ticket to Eastnor Castle

When buying tickets on line, please obtain a receipt and enter your name as a reference and bring to the event to collect your tickets on the door.

Next featured up-coming event in the Benefice / Deanery :

There are currently no up-coming Benefice / featured Dearery events, please be sure to come back and check again soon

See all up-coming events in Cradley and our neighbouring churches

Our Rector

... Revd Robert Ward

Our Rector

The Revd Robert Ward's ministry covers the parishes of Mathon, Cradley and Storridge.

The Rectory, Rectory Lane, Cradley, Herefordshire, WR13 5LQ

01886 880438

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... in faith