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.
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.
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.
RESOURCES FOR THE TIME BETWEEN ASCENSION AND PENTECOST
'Thy Kingdom Come' is a prayer initiative encouraged by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, runs daily between Ascension and Pentecost.
Prayer materials (short daily videos, prayers, readings, etc.) are available online.
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