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.

Services in Cradley this week
Cradley Church Altar

Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 10:00 AM
Holy Communion (said)

Wednesday 25 May 2022 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)

Thursday 26 May 2022 at 10:00 AM
Holy Communion for Ascension Day

Ascension Day

Sunday 29 May 2022 at 9:30 AM
Live-streamed service (lay led?)

7th Sunday of Easter / Sunday After Ascension
Please join online (or by 'phone on 0330 221 0097 with Access Code: 578-270-357).
Download order of service on the day

Other services this week:

At Mathon
Sunday 29 May 2022 at 4:00 PM
Service of Confirmation

Confirmation service with Bishop Richard (Bishop of Hereford) followed by tea and biscuits.

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, Cradley, Herefordshire, WR13 5LQ

01886 880438


A MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR (updated 7 March 2022)

People wearing masks

Although covid restrictions have been lifted, we would encourage everyone to continue to protect the more vulnerable among us. Masks continue to be advisable in crowded spaces (including in church), and appropriate distancing should be observed. Thank you.

There is also a provision for live-streamed services, on Sundays and on Wednesday evenings, for those who wish to come together 'virtually' online and by telephone. Please check the ‘services’ page of this website for more details.

Your Rector,
Robert Ward

The next Cradley Church event:
Music for Her Majesty
Music for Her Majesty
Friday 3 June 2022 at 7:00 PM at Cradley Church

A concert by local musicians and singers with readings by Cradley Players. Tickets £8
The next Benefice event:
There are currently no up-coming Benefice events, please be sure to come back and check again soon
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