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 28 October 2020 at 10:00 AM
Holy Communion (CW)

(Face-covering must be worn by those in church, which may only be removed when receiving communion)

Sunday 1 November 2020 at 10:45 AM
Live-streamed family service for 'All Saints'

There is a live-stream for this service so that people can join online (or by 'phone on 0330 221 0088 with Access Code: 578-270-357).
(If you choose to come to church please ensure that you are wearing a face covering.)

Sunday 1 November 2020 at 4:00 PM
Live-streamed Benefice Commemoration of All Souls

There is a live-stream for this service so that people can join online (or by 'phone on 0330 221 0088 with Access Code: 578-270-357).
(If you choose to come to church please ensure that you are wearing a face covering.)

Other services this week:

At Mathon
Wednesday 28 October 2020 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)

At Mathon
Sunday 1 November 2020 at 9:30 AM
Parish Communion (BCP)

(Face-covering must be worn by those in church, which may only be removed when receiving communion)

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

Coronavirus-covid-19

A MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR (updated 30 September 2020)

As we emerge tentatively from the 'lock-down' of the last six months there will be many appeals for help from charities close to our hearts. We'd ask you not to forget your local churches, dependent almost entirely on local good-will for their day-to-day survival. Fundraising has been hit hard this summer, 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 event:
Cradley Church Election of Churchwardens and Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Cradley Church Election of Churchwardens and Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Monday 26 October 2020 at 7:30 PM at Cradley Church

The election of Churchwardens

All persons whose names 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 Parochial Church Meeting which includes receiving the Annual Report of the Parochial Church Council, the election of three representatives to Ledbury Deanery Synod and the election of four 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 elections of parochial representatives of the laity.

The meetings will be held in Cradley church on Monday 26 October commencing at 7.30 p.m. subject to Government restrictions. Any change to these arrangements will be published on this website.

The next Benefice event:
There are currently no up-coming Benefice events, please be sure to come back and check again soon
Praying at home
Candle and Cross

RESOURCES

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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