Cradley Church, Herefordshire

Welcome
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 21 April 2021 at 6:30 PM
Live-streamed Evening Prayer from the Rectory (Order of service)

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

Sunday 25 April 2021 at 10:45 AM
Live-streamed Family Holy Communion

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

Note that for those choosing to come into church on Easter Day the usual Covid safety protocols will apply, including social distancing. Face coverings must be worn, no 'gathering together' before or after the service and, sadly, there is still no congregational singing.

Other services this week:

At Mathon
Sunday 25 April 2021 at 9:30 AM
Shorter Mattins

BCP Easter 3

At Storridge
Sunday 25 April 2021 at 9:30 AM
Mattins (Lay-led)

BCP Easter 3

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

robert.ward776@gmail.com

The next Benefice event:
There are currently no up-coming Benefice events, please be sure to come back and check again soon
Coronavirus-covid-19

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.

Your Rector,
Robert Ward

The next Cradley Church event:
Cradley Church APCM
Cradley Church APCM"
"Monday 26 April 2021 at 7:30 PM at 'Virtual Meeting'

The parish church of St James The Great, Cradley, welcomes all Cradley residents to its

Annual Meeting of Parishioners
All persons whose names are entered on the church electoral roll of the parish and all persons resident in the parish whose names are entered on a register of local government electors by reason of such residence are entitled to attend and vote in the election of Churchwardens.Followed by the

Annual Paochial Church Meeting which includes receiving the Annual Report of the Parochial Church Council, and the election of 5 members of the Parochial Church Council. All persons whose names are entered upon the Church Electoral Roll of the parish (and such persons only) are entitled to vote at the election of parochial representatives of the laity.

These will be 'virtual meetings'.
Join the meeting online from your computer, tablet or smartphone, or dial in using your telephone via 0330 221 0088 using access code: 240048101#
Newsletter
Candle and Cross

NEWSLETTER

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:

  • Read the newsletter online via the benefice newsletter website.
  • Contact the newsletter at cmsnewsletter2018@gmail.com and ask for a digital copy to be sent by e-mail

(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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