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 31 January 2021)
Although our church is open for private prayer during the week our services are all live-streamed from the Rectory as we continue to come together only 'virtually' online and by telephone. 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.
A STORY FOR LENT
Join us in a light-hearted exploration of some more serious themes, through a story in weekly instalments during each week in Lent.
RESOURCES FOR LENT
#LIVELENT 2021 The Church of England's Lent resources theme for 2021, building on the success of recent years, is #LiveLent: God's Story, Our Story (based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for 2021, Living His Story by Hannah Steele). Find out more, download the smartphone app., access daily reflections and a host of other resources via the Church of England's website.
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:
(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.
Are you looking for different ways in which you can pray at home (especially if you are social distancing or self isolating)? Here are some ideas:
BBC Radio 4 Long Wave - Daily Service at 09.45 a.m. See detals online
BBC Radio 4 - Sunday Service at 08.10 a.m. - See detals online
Prayer and reflection for healing and well-being - A resource produced by Hereford Cathedral - details online
Ways to pray from home - produced by Wakefield Cathedral - download
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