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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.


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.





Cradley Church has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project that aims to carry out essential repair and conservation work, and also includes a range of activities that will research and promote the heritage of the building and its position in the community. You may have read in the Newsletter that the PCC wishes to hear the views of as many people as possible about changes to the interior of the church that could arise from this and subsequent projects, and invites you to take part in a survey. This is very short, with only half-a-dozen questions and the opportunity for you to add any further comments or suggestions that you might have. Our preferred method is for you to request by email a form that you can complete and return by email. Please contact us at


We do hope that you will take this opportunity to contribute your views, which should be received by 15 April 2017.



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 (it is closed on Wednesday afternoons for cleaning).


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, 2015