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St James 

the Great


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In the Benefice there are other churches: 

St .John the Baptist, Mathon 


St. John the Evangelist, Storridge




Welcome to the parish church of St. James the Great in Cradley.


The village is currently mourning the loss of Macca Davies who died after being involved in a road accident.



will be held at Cradley Church on
Tuesday 27 March at 12 noon.


A 'Book of Memories' is in church daily, until the service of celebration for the life of Macca, for people to sign, with a special late opening time on Wednesday until 8.00 p.m., 

when candles can be lit between 

3.30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(Also on Saturday, 

10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.)

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Cradley is blessed with a splendid historic church set in 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 Churchyard Committee (Tony, Mike and Anne) of Cradley St. James the Great PCC are now applying for permission to do some work on the trees to the North of Cradley Church, as detailed in our churchyard plan.  Take a look at our progress report of November 2017 and pictures of the snow of 10 December 2017. We hope to start this work over the winter of 2017/2018.


Details of the events and worship of the church are to be found on this web site, and it is hoped that visitors will enjoy browsing these pages and maybe visiting us in person. 


You can also catch up on the latest news and notices by visiting the 'News Sheet' page and downloading the latest weekly 'pew sheet'.  


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The church is open from 9 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. in the winter or 6 p.m. in the summer.


The parish church of St. James the Great is situated in the heart of the village.


Why not support the work of the church and its maintenance by joining the Cradley Church 100 Club? Joining forms are now available. 


Cradley Parochial Church Council, 2017