Cradley church has a long history dating back to Norman times and beyond. It has been a place of worship and prayer for hundreds of years and today the church remains an important part of village life. The building, along many of the people associated with it, has an interesting story to tell and our online tours explore its 'history and heritage', its stained glass and the work of the Revd Thomas Bisse, a past Rector of Cradley who played a part in establishing the 'Three Choirs Festival' as we know it today.
Following the success of his work on a project to provide an online audio visual tour for Mathon Church (in 2018), Cradley Church was please to be able to commission photographer, film maker and communications connsultant Jack Versiani Holt (Holtography) to work on their project and provide the stunning architectural images included in online tours that showcase some of the beauty of the building and contribute much to the telling of its story.
The information presented in the tours is enhanced by recent research. Cradley Church is pleased to have commissioned local actor / director Ben Mowbray from "Our Star Theatre Company" who provided the audio narration for each section of the tour.
Even with the Covid-19 measures in place, people can still exploring Cradley church via the text and beautiful images in this online tour.
The tour is designed to work on both smart-phones and also the bigger screens of laptop and desktop computers.
Jack also worked on a tour for our neighbouring churches in Mathon and Storridge, the latter of which also benefits from Ben's audio narration.