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

Sunday 25 February 2024 at 10:45 AM
Parish Communion

Lent 3

Sunday 25 February 2024 at 6:00 PM
Live-streamed service of Evening Prayer

Lent 3
Please join online (or by 'phone on 0330 221 0097 with Access Code: 578-270-357).
Download order of service on the day

Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 10:00 AM
Holy Communion (said)

Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 6:30 PM
Live-streamed Evening Prayer

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

In our neighbouring churches

At Mathon
Sunday 25 February 2024 at 9:30 AM
Shorter Mattins

Lent 3

At Storridge
Sunday 25 February 2024 at 9:30 AM
Mattins - Lay led

Lent 3

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

St David's Day Concert
St David's Day Concert
Sunday 3 March 2024 at 3:00 PM at Cradley Church

A wonderful opportunity to see the amazing Harpist, Shelley Fairplay, perform once again, together with the Worcester Male Voice Choir. Tickets will be £18.00, which will include a delicious tea of savoury snacks and cakes. Tickets from: Margaret (01886 880528 /, Chris (01886 884553 /, and Cradley Village Store.

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

Lent Lunch
Lent Lunch
Tuesday 27 February 2024 at 12:00 PM
at Cradley church

Light luch of soup and bread for charity served between 12.00 - 2.00 p.m.

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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Read The Rector's monthly letter

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... in faith