Cradley Church, Herefordshire

Cradley Church

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.

Daily Bible Passage for

Services in Cradley this week
Cradley Church Altar

Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 10:00 AM
Holy Communion (said)

Wednesday 4 August 2021 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 8 August 2021 at 10:45 AM
Live-streamed Family Service of Holy Communion

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

Other services this week:

At Mathon
Sunday 8 August 2021 at 6:00 PM

10th Sunday after Trinity

At Storridge
Sunday 8 August 2021 at 9:30 AM

10th Sunday after Trinity

Our Rector
Revd Robert Ward

The Revd Robert Ward's ministry covers the parishes of Mathon, Cradley and Storridge, in addition to this he is also Rural Dean for the Ledbury Deanary.

The Rectory,
Rectory Lane
WR13 5LQ

01886 880438

The next Benefice event:
There are currently no up-coming Benefice events, please be sure to come back and check again soon

A MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR (updated 24 April 2021)

Our church remains open for private prayer during the week and our services from Cradley church continue to be live-streamed (on most Sundays) for those who wish to come together 'virtually' online and by telephone (for those choosing to come to church there remains the requirement to wear face coverings in church and observe social distancing). Please check the ‘services’ page of this website for more details.

Fundraising has been hit hard this past year, as have other crucial sources of income, including summer weddings. Since it's difficult at present to plan events of any kind which involve people coming together, could we ask you to consider making a special donation to your local parish church or even setting up a regular payment via the Parish Giving Scheme?

Thank you for your consideration.

Your Rector,
Robert Ward

The next Cradley Church event:
There are currently no up-coming events at Cradley Church, please be sure to come back and check again soon
Candle and Cross


During the lockdown the 'Newsletter Team' are unable to print and deliver the Newsletter as usual. However they will continue to produce the Newsletter every month. Subscribers can:

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(During the lockdown there is no charge for access to the online/digital version.)

Subscribers who cannot access the digital copy of the Newsletter and who would like to request a printed copy can write to: Newsletter Editor, Barratts Cottage, Cradley, WR13 5NF

Normal deliveries with resume as soon as circumstances allow.

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